The Team

Mark

Founder and Owner

At Weekends

You’ll find him bracing the South Downs on/falling off his bike at Devils Dyke.

Guilty Pleasure

Big bar of Galaxy Chocolate and no sharing with the kids!

Ideal Escape

On a sailing boat somewhere warm with sunshine and wind.

Something Interesting

After 20 years in the corporate world took the plunge and moved lock, stock and barrel plus 2 kids to France
after falling in love with Pagel.

Chrissie

Marketing and Admin

At Weekends

Carting the kids from party to party and chilling with friends on the beach (when its warm enough!)

Guilty Pleasure

Running, red wine and Real Housewives on TV.

Ideal Escape

Running with my trail group girls in the beautiful South Downs.

Something Interesting

I speak fluent German and am a trained Aerobics teacher and Street Fit Instructor.

Fiona

Owner of Mas Sarrat, Manager and welcome host at Pagel and Champs as well as family BBQ host

At Weekends

Enjoying sunny family BBQs, choosing delicious fresh products from one of our amazing local markets, walking my lovely dog for miles in the countryside.

Guilty Pleasure

Sitting down to a glass of wine and Downton on Sunday evenings.

Ideal Escape

Anywhere in the mountains, hiking, skiing, rafting, biking or swimming in a mountain lake.

Something Interesting

Exciting life so far !!! Worked in Tourism in Europe and the US and ran an outside catering business in the UK before moving to France with my young family in 2002 … BUT BEST OF ALL – Working with Pagel!!

Carole

Head of Housekeeping

At Weekends

Walking the dog in the beautiful countryside.

Guilty Pleasure

An aperitif with friends in the local bar – although I don’t really feel very guilty about that!

Ideal Escape

Anguilla for its white beaches and laid back lifestyle or sailing in the British Virgin Islands.

Something Interesting

Worked in the Caribbean travel industry and traveled extensively inspecting hotels, training travel agents, and organising events. Met and ‘chilled with’ Duran Duran when they were recording at Air Studios on Montserrat (way back in the 80s before the volcano erupted). Became ‘the oldest Mum at the school’ (and proud of it!) when I had my first child in France having been told in the UK that it was impossible. Rode on a Ducati around Donnington Park with Randy Mamola – (for those that don’t know he was an American 500CC Grand Prix rider).

Sarah

Host at Pagel and ‘go to girl’ for all restaurant bookings, info on days out, massage and beauty appointments

Guilty Pleasure

It isn’t pleasurable if you feel guilty!

Ideal Escape

Anywhere away from my teenage sons!!

Something Interesting

I not know what to say here is afraid.

Cathy

Panda Club Chief

At Weekends

Gardening or doing something creative involving beads or paint.

Guilty Pleasure

A glass of chilled white and an episode of Emmerdale.

Ideal Escape

Walking somewhere up high with beautiful views.

Something Interesting

I’m half Swiss and learned to speak Italian at three years of age.

Steve

Technical and maintenance engineer who hopefully you’ll never need to see around site!!

At Weekends

Out on the quad bikes with my kids, going out for lunch or watching F1.

Guilty Pleasure

Lurpak on Cinnamon & Raisin Bagels with a cup of Yorkshire tea. Oh, or a can of Boddington’s watching the F1.

Ideal Escape

Packing up our campervan and touring France’s beautiful country.

Something Interesting

Like Mark, had worked for Siemens for 18 years before moving lock stock and barrel to the ‘Lot’ and have never looked back.