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Meet The Team


Kate - Manager/ Buyer

An inspiration to all mountain warriors. 25+ years experience in the industry, there's nothing Kate doesn't know about the outdoors. She lives and breathes adventure, often found sleeping on the hill more than in her own bed.

Expertise: Wild Camping, Caving & Mountaineering

Favourite Spot: Coniston Fells

Top Tip: Always be prepared!

T: 01539 528529 | E:


Sheila - Back Office Manager

The engine behind The Epicentre! Sheila is tucked away in the office keeping our website and deliveries in check. Often spotted underneath a mountain of paperwork.

Favourite Spot: The Apple Pie Bakery

Top Tip: Never underestimate the power of a spreadsheet!

T: 01539 528520 | E:


Dave - Supervisor

A true adventurer in every sense. David's colour coordination skills are just a snippet of his talents with this adrenaline junkie having been there and done it all. He's even got the medical bills to prove it.

Expertise: Rock Climbing, Fell Running & Mountain Biking

Favourite Spot: Blencathra

Favourite Kit: The Wildo Spork


Gillie - Supervisor

New to The Epicentre, yet no stranger within the Bradshaw Taylor family. Experienced, optimistic and courageous ... She's the real deal when it comes to adventure. Unsure about where to go in the Lakes? ... Gillie's got your back!

Expertise: Fell Running, Cycling & Rock Climbing

Favourite Kit: Arc'teryx Atom Hoody

Greatest Achievement: Completing an Iron Man Triathalon


Paddy - Sales

AKA - “The Morale Enforcer”. This colourful Cornish character carries an unlimited supply of puns up his sleeve, yet his experience of the outdoors is no joke. If you're unsure about kit, Paddy's your man!

Expertise: Fishing, Rock Climbing & Winter Mountaineering

Favourite Spot: Catstye Cam


Ali - Sales

Full of life, love and respect for the outdoors. Don't be fooled by her compassionate approach, she possesses enough confidence up on the hills to compete with the “big boys”. Jump at the opportunity of chatting with Ali as her knowledge will offer extreme value.

Expertise: Fell Walking & Winter Mountaineering

Favourite Spot: Fairfield


Jane - Sales

This exuberant explorer is no stranger to the outdoor world. Jane is often seen enjoying the peace and serenity of the Lake District whether that's by kayak, mountain bike or through the guidance of her beloved 4 legged friend.

Expertise: Mountain Biking, Kayaking & Fell Walking

Favourite Spot: Carrock Fell, Buttermere & Crummock Water


Erika - Sales

The knowledge of our Scandinavian thrill seeker is truly treasured by the entire team here at The Epicentre. Having endured the harsh conditions of Northern Sweden gives Erika that crisp edge over the so-called “hardcore” climbers seen here in the Lakes.

Expertise: Rock Climbing, Winter Mountaineering & Skiing

Favourite Spot: Langdale

Top Tip: Invest in good coffee!


Tess - Sales

Our very own Patagonia poster girl fits just about every outdoor activity humanly possible in an average week. If she's not in the store, you'll catch her adventuring about in the van or necking a swift one in the Rule.

Expertise: Rock Climbing & Mountaineering

Favourite Spot: The Golden Rule, Ambleside

Favourite Kit: Patagonia Nano Air Hoody

Taylor Butler-Eldridge

Taylor - E-Commerce & Web

This tech savvy and bearded hipster is new to the Lake District but he's hoping he can make his mark by tackling the deep wilderness that is SEO, Marketing & Social Media.

Interests: Fell Walking & Photography

Greatest Achievement: Winner of a pancake eating competition - Brisbane, Australia 2013.