We took over as proprietors of The Gresham in June 2015 and this is our first time of running a bed and breakfast so we’ve had a lot to learn.
We met via the internet in 2009, went on a date and the rest is as they say is history! Karen decided it would be a good idea to propose so at leap year in 2012, she popped the question in the doughnut aisle of our local Asda store in front of the local press (Chris was the doughnut eating champion of the Asda transport depot so it seemed like a good idea?!) A video of the occasion exists and we will try to add the link for those who may appreciate the comedy value!
In our previous lives Karen worked in the NHS and Chris was an HGV driver and we have a variety of skills and experience that fit very well with running a small hotel/B&B. We also have a good sense of humour and both of us talk far too much!
Chris is currently awaiting surgery and is attached to walking sticks at the moment so not always around too much right now.
We care very much that our guests enjoy their stay and put our hearts and souls into doing our best to ensure this is the case. All of the guest rooms have been redecorated and we are constantly making improvements to upgrade the property.
We look forward to meeting you.
Karen & Chris Harris