Gulliver’s Valley theme park has appointed its management team, ahead of the site’s highly anticipated opening in Rotherham, later this year.

The team, led by general manager Dave Brown, is made up of seven employees from across the north of England, with six from the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire area,

Dave Brown, said: “We’re thrilled to have such a strong management team in place, with the park set to open later this year.

“From the start, we have set out to create employment opportunities for local people and to contribute to the region’s economy, so the fact the majority of our management team comes from the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire areas is great.

“Between the team we’ve got a wealth of experience across Gulliver’s resorts, as well as the wider leisure and hospitality industries, putting us in the very best position to launch the new theme park and create a great new and exciting tourism and leisure offering for the region.”

The team comprises of Ross Partridge, guest experience and entertainments manager, from Scunthorpe; Adam Turner, stores manager, from Gainsborough; Rachael Lyon, front of house and accommodation supervisor, from Wigan; Ash Cook, hospitality manager, from Sheffield; Andrew Parker, operations manager, from Rotherham; Stephen McKenzie, indoor attractions manager, from Sheffield; and Mel Hirst, commercial manager, also from Sheffield.

Dave added: “Now the management team is in place here at Gulliver’s Valley, we’re excited to move closer towards our opening, working together to create an amazing experience for our visitors once the gates officially open.”

The management team’s appointment spearheads a local recruitment drive which will see between 120 and 150 jobs created at the park.

The new staff will help to deliver a great customer experience at the theme park, home to more than 50 rides and attractions including an indoor climbing centre, an indoor play area, and a Lost Jurassic World area.

For further information visit www.gulliversvalleyresort.co.uk.