Phoebe Lebrecht, 2008

Phoebe studied Politics at Newcastle University, graduating in 2012. In her final year she was Captain of the Women's Rugby XV and led them to victory as National Champions. After graduating, Phoebe began a career in communications, initially working in San Francisco with a technology start-up. Whilst heading up their social engagement and communication department, the company was awarded multiple grants and an Edison Award for innovation. Phoebe then returned to London where she founded Glass Digital Media. Glass Digital Media helps companies communicate effectively online. It's mission is to deliver great content to the right audience at the right time. 

Tom Coxon, 2009

Tom graduated with a BA in Architecture from Central Saint Martins in 2013. His training and employment has always been multi-disciplined – after graduating he worked for the architecture studio Stanton Williams, and eventually the National Theatre. This multifaceted and inter-disciplinary approach has been central to Tom’s professional practice. In 2010, Tom’s work was exhibited at the Victorian and Albert Museum, and was then commissioned by the National Trust to create work concerned with widening participation and interaction with their many heritage sites. He was commissioned again by the 2012 Cultural Olympic Committee for a immersive, site-specific and multi-media experience on Canary Wharf. He continued to specialise in interactive theatre events in the West End, working with award-winning theatre company PunchDrunk on A Drowned Man.


Tom was prompted to apply to the National Film and Television School after an award from the Sunday Times for Spirit In Innovation. His MA in Production Design was rigorous – while at the NFTS he worked across a variety of project including stop-motion animation, short fiction films shot digitally and on film, trailers and several virtual reality experiences and games. Tom’s professional Film and Television experience includes Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Mary Poppins Returns, Swallows and Amazons, McMaffia and Star Wars. 

Isabel Marshall, 2007

Isabel obtained a 2:1 in Biomedical Sciences from Newcastle University. After working for a veterinary neutraceutical company for a short while, she decided to return to work for the family business. Her job as manager of Bentham Golf Club covers a variety of tasks from marketing the club and dealing with customers, to budgeting and working the bar. The role requires extreme versatility, an aspect that Isabel greatly enjoys, as it allows her to experience and understand all areas of the business.


Chris Thompson, 2008

Chris left Giggleswick having studied both science and design subjects, preparing him well for a career in Engineering. Having studied engineering, Chris applied for a year in industry at Bentley. During that time he developed many new skills and techniques, and after graduating was welcomed onto the company's Graduate Programme. Chris now travels internationally as a Materials Engineer for Bentley, discovering and testing new materials to be used in their cars.

Laura Watson, 2006

Laura works as a commercial field archaeologist, an industry she is immensely passionate about and as for most professional archaeologists, it is not a job but a life-style. Her role is to assess the potential for archaeology and then remove and record any features that are uncovered during the investigation if they cannot be preserved in situ. Another aspect of her job is to compile site archives which are then deposited in museums.

Peter Drake, 2003

Peter left Gigg to go to the University of Leeds to study Microbiology. He then changed his course to Physiology with three years of American Football and Athletics. After, Peter travelled Eastern Europe before returning to academia at the University of Sheffield where he achieved his Masters in Human Nutrition. Peter was awarded a research commendation and this led neatly onto starting a PhD in Molecular Biology.

Jake Potter, 2001

Since leaving Giggleswick, Jake continued his passion for geography and gained a Masters in Geomatics from The University of Glasgow. Deciding on a career as a Hydrographic Surveyor has taken Jacob around the world working on some of the largest vessels ever built, ensuring oil rigs, pipelines and cables are installed in the correct position, as well as carrying out traditional bathymetric surveys. 


In 2010, Jacob moved to the Netherlands and started his own compaby providing hydrographic survey consultancy and services. As a way to remind himself of his Yorkshire roots, he named the company ‘White Rose Survey’.