Carl Slater - Managing Director

Carl Slater

Managing Director
Founder & Owner working across the fitness | leisure | outdoor education industries
Aidan Housecroft

Aidan Housecroft

Activity Centre Manager
Aidan joined the Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre team as Chief Instructor in 2018 and has since taken on the role of Centre Manager too. Aidan has extensive knowledge of all the activities we run but specialises in sailing and power boating. His skills have allowed him to work at a range of outdoor centres in the UK and UAE, racking up an immense amount of experience in the industry.
Ben Espley

Ben Espley

Senior Instructor
Ben joined the lake in 2019 as an instructor, and has since progressed onto becoming Activities Manager. Ben has worked on centres on the Isle of Wight and Buckinghamshire; where he was able to gain useful skills and qualifications to run fun and safe activities. Ben’s main interest is in paddle sports; mainly Kayak, Canoe, and SUP and is currently working towards being able to coach this. Ben has lots of knowledge about the current pathways for getting into and progressing in paddling, and is always up for the challenge of teaching people that aren’t too confident about getting on the water. *And if you ever lucky enough to be coached by Ben make sure you ask him about his Mum’s cakes....Lushcooks!
Su Cubitt

Su Cubitt

IT/Design/Accounts Manager
Started working with The Lake from 2008 In her spare time she loves amateur theatre, music and spending time with her wonderful family.
Loz James

Loz James

Senior Instructor
Loz joined the lake as senior instructor in 2018, he has been working as an instructor for 14 years and has an extensive knowledge and experience of the outdoor industry and how it runs. His main skills are Paddle Sports and Sailing, but can pretty much run any activity that you can think of. Loz has had the opportunity to work all over Europe thanks to the qualifications he holds.
David Wooldridge

David Wooldridge

Activity Instructor
David was introduced to the lake in 2017 as a swim safety kayaker and instructor. Previous to this, David tought sailing at his local sailing club, gaining lots of experience sailing and teaching in all kinds of boats. He has instructed and coached many aspiring sailors and is an integral and valued member of the team.