a fabulous bunch

Meet The Team

Here at Hele Valley we have a wonderful team that keep the Park running smoothly and looking so beautiful.

Leaves drifting in the background

David Dovey


Dave has been at Hele Valley since 1972 when he moved from Birmingham to run the Park together with his parents, his sister, and her family. Nowadays, Dave takes a back seat and leaves the Park management to his wife Sandra. However, he can still be seen in Reception daily, drinking his coffee, reading his newspaper… and teasing the Reception team!


Sandra Dovey


Sandra, Dave’s wife, joined the Hele Valley team in 1985. Now officially (semi) retired, Sandra shows no real sign of slowing down! She spends much of her time lovingly cultivating the gardens and grounds and attending various awards ceremonies, at which her efforts are rightfully recognised! Together with Dave, Sandra lives on site and is always available to our guests and owners.


Rachel Tearall

Park Manager

Answering emails, organising accounts, helping prospective holiday-homeowners choose their dream property, pulling on her wellies to help the maintenance team, and seemingly always on call. Rachel lives and breathes Hele Valley and makes it her mission to ensure every guest has an exceptional experience.

With a wicked sense of humour and an incredible energy, if Rachel can’t fix it, no one can!


Emma Rice

Admin Assistant

Affectionately known here as ‘Little Miss Organised’, the ever-smiling Emma moved from her original role in reception to Admin Assistant, working as Rachel’s’ right-hand woman, and is now the official Queen of the Spreadsheet here at Hele Valley.  Mostly she’s in the office ensuring all our holiday homeowners are expertly looked after, but occasionally in reception too, being her bubbly, helpful self!


Gemma Potts

Reception Manager

Our super-efficient and ever-so-friendly Reception Manager, Gemma, makes everybody feel welcome and has an infectious laugh which brightens everyone’s day. She also has an expert knowledge and love of the local area, having grown up not too far from the Holiday Park, which she is always willing to share with our guests.

Extremely organised, Gemma takes a real pride in her role and it’s no exaggeration to say that we’d be lost without her!


Bex Brocklehurst


Bex joined our Reception team in June 2019, after moving to North Devon from Dorset in 2002, so we can almost call her a local now! She enjoys long walks with her lovely dog, Ruby, and is always happy to share her knowledge of the best local walking routes with our guests.


Juli Porter


Juli joined our team in October 2018 and works hard to keep our accommodation units pristine and welcoming.  Always friendly and up for a chat, she’ll go the extra mile to make sure our guests have a wonderful holiday. She is married to Steve who works on our maintenance team.


Christian Kirby


Mr C, as he is affectionately known by staff, guests, and owners, will often be seen riding up and down the Park in his golf buggy. He has worked tirelessly at Hele Valley since 2002 and, together with his assistants Chris and Steve, carries out maintenance work around the Park. 

If you visit the Hele Bay Pub while you are here, you may also see him at the bar where he is always happy to have a chat with guests and owners.


Chris Woodage

Maintenance Assistant

Chris joined us here at Hele Valley early in 2015 and is a much-loved member of our team. Able to turn his hand to anything and everything, whatever the weather, Chris always has a smile on his face and is a favourite with our guests and holiday homeowners alike.


Steve Porter

Maintenance Assistant

Steve is a man of many talents and will be found carrying out various jobs around the park, from strimming hedges to interior decoration, helping Mr C and Chris keep everything shipshape.  

Steve claims not to be a smiley sort but secretly he’s a proper charmer and will go above and beyond to ensure the grounds look great and everyone has a fabulous holiday.

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Conservation Award
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