Meet the Team

Andrew Dyke, NSch, FRAgS, MIAgrm - Director

Having spent a lifetime in commerce, Andrew has a wide range of experience from rural business to project management for international companies. He has experience in property, energy and telecom industries, as well as land based and rural issues.

Andrew has travelled and studied rural issues in many countries of the world. He has held senior positions within agricultural lobbying organisations and is enthusiastic about the opportunities for business in rural areas. Over the years Andrew has sat on a number of committees related to business and rural matters, contributing to the media on rural issues.

As if his schedule was not busy enough, Andrew enjoys cycling through the beautiful local terrain. 

Connect with Andrew on LinkedIn here.

Yvonne Dyke - Director

 

Yvonne manages customer relations for the Business Park and campsite with the wealth of knowledge she has acquired through a career in the senior management of NHS hotel services division.

 

When Yvonne and Andrew married in 1984, she moved into the role of accounts manager and administrator for the Farm. and together Yvonne and Andrew have developed Pineapple into the thriving business of today, whilst ensuring that friendly, family nature was maintained.  

 

These are huge achievements, given that she has also brought up three daughters in this time. 

Tracy O'Hagan - Business Administrator 

 

Tracy joined the Pineapple team in September 2005 and is responsible for all administrative matters concerning Pineapple.  

It is due to her that our office runs smoothly! 

 

Tracy is an invaluable part of the team and always knows the answers to those difficult questions.

Megan Bessell - Executive Assistant

Megan joined the team at the beginning of 2018 as an Executive Assistant to Andrew and Yvonne, supporting the general running of Pineapple.

Being born and bred in rural Somerset, and having worked in operations and management for UK leading renewable energy companies, she is particularly passionate about all areas concerning environment and rural affairs.

Megan has a keen yet unusual interest in all things vintage, ranging from classic cars to vinyl records. When not at antique sales or visiting historic stately homes, she is usually found looking very coaly faced from the top of a traction engine! 

Pete Pinkett - Landscape Gardener

 

Pete has been with the Dyke family for 20+ years. Initially as a tractor driver, when the dairy farm was in operation, and since 2003 as landscape-gardener.

 

Pete is always cheerful, has a friendly smile or wave for everyone as he travels around the Pineapple Business Park. He is a man of many talents... as he can repair almost anything and looks after the landscape maintenance. 

Steph Dyke - Trainee Manager

 

Steph works for Pineapple every Friday as Trainee Manager; Steph is learning to co-manage the Campsite and Business Park and is working to establish new projects.

Steph works in London four days per week for Lumos, a children’s charity, as PA to the Executive Team.

Prior to this Steph has volunteered abroad for International Development Projects and worked in the agricultural and hospitality industries. Steph studied Agriculture at university and college.

Steph loves the countryside, especially West Dorset, as we are blessed with the beautiful coast and being in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

Hannah Dyke – Social Media Manager

 

Hannah works for Pineapple undertaking the Social Media, website design and print marketing for the Business Park and campsite. 

 

Hannah also works for New Look on the Social Media, Customer Service team. 

 

Hannah has been lucky enough to study and work abroad. As much as she loves travelling, she’s always happy to return home to Pineapple. 

Claire Dyke

 

Claire is currently living in Wellington, New Zealand managing a complex of bars and restaurants. She has been here for a year and a half and has picked up a good amount of Kiwi slang!

 

Claire is able to use her international lifestyle and hospitality experience to advise the family on new and exciting ideas.

 

Before moving to the other side of the world Claire worked in Zambia as the manager of a safari camp. 

 

She studied politics at Swansea University and after graduating she moved to London for a few years. 

 

Claire and her partner Reece enjoy going for hikes across the stunning landscapes and she loves the New Zealand lifestyle but comes back regularly to see everyone, as there's nowhere quite like Pineapple. 

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