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TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK at Adelaide Hills Escape

Updated: Jul 1



BRETT (HOST/OWNER/HOUSEKEEPER)


Adelaide Hills Escape is owned & operated by Brett Partington. He is the host & personally cleans the BnB to meticulous standards. Brett is a 'people person' with a friendly, caring nature. He also works as a tour guide for the elderly & is facilitator for a seniors men's group which encourages connections & reduces loneliness. Brett has a Facebook group called Dementia Downunder which supports in excess of 7000 members. He has also had experience with intellectually disabled children & provides respite for those with dementia. Brett formerly managed Sydney Street, the Partington's national award winning retail fashion stores. This is where Brett, Kate & Chelsea first met.


He renovated the guest house on his Woodside property 6 years ago & transformed it into a peaceful haven for guests of all ages wishing to visit the Adelaide Hills. He likes to give people space and privacy during their stay but is also happy to chat and socialise as well. He prides himself in his 'attention to detail' and does his best to ensure every guest stay is a memorable one. The property has a rural outlook and is within a small town of 3000 people. He loves to offer 'country hospitality' at every opportunity. Brett offers a Drop off/Pick Up Service to local wineries/attractions. (Subject to availability - small fee applies) The hundreds of 5 star reviews are a reflection of Brett's outstanding dedication to his property & his guests. When Brett is not working he plays drums in two local cover bands and is committed to helping the homeless & vulnerable people in the community.


KATE (RESERVATIONS/MARKETING)


Over the past 30 years Kate has gained considerable experience in tourism, eCommerce, digital design, photography, styling & marketing. She has also gained business, photography & marketing qualifications which has set her up with the skills, knowledge & drive to succeed in any business.


She has worked closely with the SA Tourism Commission & was awarded five State, a Hall of Fame & two National Tourism Awards for her business. She has a friendly disposition, good intuition & people skills. She believes in exceeding guests expectations & has a strong ability to communicate with people of all ages.Kate is the booking manager & handles reservations, guest enquiries & is across all the marketing. When Kate is not working, she likes to participate in activities with Adventurous Women SA & immerse herself in nature in particularly with bird & wildlife photography.


CHELSEA (SOCIAL MEDIA/CONTENT)


Chelsea was born into tourism & travel is therefore in her blood. For the first 8 years of her life, she lived in her parent's backpackers resort. From a very young age, she interacted with travellers from all over the world. She also travelled frequently internationally with her family business.


Chelsea has spent considerable time travelling across Australia & experiencing van life. She has also lived, schooled & worked in beautiful locations such as Hervey Bay, Vanuatu where she was a teacher's aid, Byron Bay as a fashion marketing agent & surf instructor & Margaret River as a canoe/bush tucker tour guide & a cellar door assistant in the local winery. During this time she found a passion for photography, writing & gathering content for social media. She loves connecting with people of all ages & promoting great products in desirable locations through media. She is the social media guru for Adelaide Hills Escape.


HOW OUR WORLDS EVOLVED OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS


Why are Brett, Kate & Chelsea the perfect combination for Adelaide Hills Escape & how did they meet?Well, back in the 1990's, Kate's mother worked for Sydney Street, the Partington's national multi award winning retail fashion stores.


In 2008, Kate returned to Adelaide from Hervey Bay & her mum Liz advised there was a position going at Sydney Street & should apply. Brett was the General Manager. He interviewed Kate & she was offered the position as a fashion sales consultant. Kate & Brett later developed Sydney Street's online store where she learnt many marketing/eCommerce skills.


Kate's daughter Chelsea then came on board as a fashion sales consultant when Sydney Street set up pop up store's at the country field day locations across South Australia. It was then realised by the Sydney Street management that Chelsea, her mother Kate & her grandmother Liz all had a similar work/sales ethic & a strong rapport with customers.


Today, the two families not only still work in business together but also connect at special events.



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