Lez Cope Newman

Lez was born in Loughborough and has a wealth of knowledge of the town and surrounding area.

He has developed over the years a career in interior design taking on large and small commissions. His flare is evident as you will see when you visit us at Holywell House.

As a well known figure in Loughborough and as a member of the Rotary Club of Great Britain Lez has worked with many famous celebrities including: Diana Dors, Lynne Perrie (Ivy in Coronation Street ), Liz Dawn (Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street ). Other celebrities he has worked alongside are Bucks Fizz, Michael Ball, Marti Webb, Melanie Stace, Anthony Head, Sir Steve Redgrave, Steve Backley, Peter Davidson and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.

Lez has compered many local charity functions and concerts and has raised money for both local and nation charities.

Derek Hunter

Derek was born in Scotland and moved to this area with his family in 1976 and from an early age, music has played a large part in his life. After a period of being an accomplished performer on stage, he now devotes a lot of his spare time to being musical director for many local theatre groups and has conducted shows such as: Chess, Mack and Mabel, Chicago, A Chorus Line, South Pacific, Anything Goes, Return to the Forbidden Planet and Annie.

Now a leading guest house in the area, Holywell House has attracted much attention, because of it’s interior design and in 2003 were winners of the Best Commercial Display and joint winners of Best Pub/ Guest House in “Loughborough in Bloom.”

Local stars and performers have enjoyed our hospitality and through this Local Radio Leicester presented a live two-hour broadcast from our home.