about us

about us

David Leathem – Founder & CEO

David worked on the acquisition and restructuring of a successful and established wedding venue West Tower with the current owner in early 2013 and retains a main board Director role for this beautiful and amazing wedding venue in West Lancashire. Having got the bug for the wedding venue business, David began to work on strategies to acquire and develop Halo’s own group of exclusive wedding venues in 2015. The venues at Swynford Manor and Holbrook Manor are the first of Halo’s plan to own and operate a substantial group of Halo Wedding Venues around the UK over the next few years.

When he isn’t working, David enjoys short walks in the countryside with his young family back at home in north Lancashire and occasionally tries to keep fit by attempting to lift weights at a small local gym.

Angela Ashman – Venues Director

Angela is based at Swynford Manor in Cambridgeshire and while her main focus is general management of that stunning wedding venue, Angela also oversees all Halo wedding venue operations and works with David on new acquisitions and strategic planning for the Halo group. Angela has many years operational and selling experience in wedding venues in the south-east of England and she brings a great set of practical skills and an eye for detail to the delivery of Halo’s expansion plans.

Away from work, Angela likes to spend time relaxing with her husband and children in Essex and she also supports the social side of her local village cricket team, organising charity events and functions.


Mike Inman – Non-exec Chair

Mike is based between Manchester and Sussex and he brings a wealth of marketing and corporate management and development experience to Halo with an amazing career history including the likes of Virgin Asia and Ossett Brewery & Pubs with time spent living and working in places as far apart as Japan, Australia and Yorkshire! Mike supports the Halo team on growth and development strategies.

Mike likes to spend time working on his new home in Sussex, travelling the country by motorbike when he gets time and of course spending quality time with his wife and his daughter. Mike also likes a decent pint of ale now and again and stays in touch with his friends at the brewery in Yorkshire.

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