The Monks Yard is a family run business – with the farm itself having been in our family for three generations now. It's vision, ethos and branding are owned wholly by the Osborne family.
Partner and Owner of Monks YardAndrew is the man behind the vision of Monks Yard, a high quality Somerset conference centre and business venue. He was responsible for running the old dairy farm, taking it over from his father. Now spending his time with MY Community projects and conferencing.
Partner and Owner of Monks YardAlso involved in the running of the old dairy farm alongside Andrew, today Marilyn ensures our conference delegates and business clients are well looked after.
Senior ManagerThe daughter of Andrew and Marilyn, Becky was heavily involved with the look and feel of the venue, from colour schemes to flooring! She now looks after the accounts and helps ensure the cafe and conferencing runs smoothly day to day.
Senior ManagerHaving helped oversee the extensive restoration of The Monks Yard, Dean's engineering and management skills ensure things run smoothly behind the scenes. Now looking after the public face of the business, website and marketing.
Finance & Bookings AdministratorGina is our full time finance and bookings administrator, she will usually be your point of contact when emailing or called Monks Yard office.
Bookings AdministratorOne of the newest members of the Monks Yard team, Sue covers for Gina on Wednesday's and when Gina is away.
Conferencing & Community Team/Baby Basics coordinatorLisa is Andrew & Marilyns daughter. She helps out with conference set up and special events. She is also involved with MY Community and works with Liz to promote community events. Lisa is also our Baby Basics coordinator.
MY Community Team/Trust AdminLiz is the Monks Yard Trust administrator, and also works with Lisa on 'MY Community' and 'Baby Basics'.
Cafe ManagerCarol is our cafe manager and ensures the smooth running of the cafe and catering teams. She is very often front of house and is there to help should you have any enquiries.
Catering teamEthan heads up the catering team writing menus and ensuring all the food served is delicious.
Catering TeamNicky is our relief chef working in our kitchen on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Cafe TeamJenny is a key member of our cafe team and also helps out with special events.
Cafe TeamSamantha is a key member of our cafe team.
Cafe TeamJane works part time in the Cafe on Monday and Wednesday, she also helps out during busy periods.
Cafe TeamVicky is now on maternity leave, congratulations Vicky!
Cafe TeamBernie is a part time member of the cafe team and also helps out during busy times.
Cafe TeamYou'll recognise Jacqui as being one of the new additions to our cafe team. Her beaming smile can't be missed!
Cafe TeamSandra is also a new member of the cafe team and also helps out during busy periods.
Cafe TeamRosie helps out on Saturday's, and during the week studies at Taunton college.
Cafe TeamHolly also helps out on Saturday's and studies during the week.
Friend of Monks YardAlso helping with planting around Monks Yard and car parking on busier days.
Friend of Monks YardHelping co-ordinate the outdoor planting and car parking on busy days.
CEO *Position Available*Sadly Poppy has now joined the late, and much missed Tigger in the great cattery in the sky. (Please drive carefully folks). We are now seeking a new CEO who has much to live up to! From overseeing the day to day running of Monks Yard to enjoying a few laps outside MY Eating Place, the new applicant must have a friendly disposition and be very well groomed.