Meet The New Forest Activities Team

Who are the friendly faces behind New Forest Activities?

We enjoy our work and it’s always a pleasure to meet new people and help you find what you enjoy about this wonderful National Park.


Rich Pearsall & Sam Sutton started Liquid Logistics in 2003 on Beaulieu River in the New Forest. The business expanded in 2009 to become New Forest Activities. Our team has grown in strength over the years and in 2016 we have a fantastic office team and some of the most talented instructors we’ve come across. You’re sure of a great course and brilliant adventures on the water.

richnewRich Pearsall

Starting and running New Forest Activities has been a great adventure. Its a pleasure to meet new people who share a love of the great outdoors. I became hooked on Paddling at university and still find it an exciting and challenging sport. I am very proud of what we have built over our first 10 years and know there will be a lot more excitement over the next 10.


Sam SuttonSam Sutton

In 2003, our university dream started to become reality and we’ve been living it ever since.  I love the expression of nature and The New Forest demonstrates this beautifully.  Wild spaces, wild animals and ancient trees, you can really sense our connection to the past and witness how we’re shaping our future. It’s great to be part of something bigger than yourself!

Hayley PayneHayley Payne

Hi! I’m Hayley! I oversee the office team and am also the Educational and Team-building coordinator here, I have worked here since 2011 and come from a travel and tourism background, I have always lived in the New Forest so love promoting the great activities that we have on offer, It is great to be able to offer a bespoke and memorable service to my groups!




Angela TaylorAngela Taylor

I’m responsible for obtaining new corporate business for New Forest Activities.  Whilst this is predominantly a sales role, it’s the easiest sales role in the world as the kinds of activities we offer at New Forest Activities sell themselves.  I’m a real outdoor person so love working.  Whatever the weather, I’m out walking my dog, bird watching (my partner’s hobby, but a great one to tag along with), gardening…anything that keeps me from being in doors (other than work of course!).

Georgii ReadGeorgii Read

Hi I’m Georgii! My role here at New Forest Activities is to deal primarily with Hens, stags & large Adult Social Groups. With a background in administration & business customer service, I aim to make your day run the smoothest that is possibly can whilst providing a high level of professionalism. I love everything about my job and what New Forest Activities/ Liquid Logistics do and to work with such amazing people makes it the best job to come to!


Tom Foster

Studying Outdoor Ed at Uni gave me a great insight into the wonderful world of outdoor pursuits. My job gives me the opportunity to help other people to enjoy this wonderful part of the country, in a great range of ways! Working for NFA is great fun and very rewarding, I am one of the lucky ones here, as I work on all of the activities we offer!



Steve Mead

I work in the most prime outdoor location in the country, what else can I say? I’m the geek of the company, usually running around taking photos and videos of happy clients on activities! If I’m not doing any of that I’ll be around on the water (or land!) with clients and enjoying the Beaulieu river.  See the videos at FreeWave!


Justin LoweJustin Lowe

I’ve been here since the start and I am now looking after all our Battlefield LIVE equipment and gaming.  I enjoy spending time developing the game areas; it keeps players on their toes as it’s never the same twice.






staff chrisChris Cartmel

Hey I’m Chris! Having studied outdoor education at college I always found I had a passion for the outdoors. As I’m qualified in all of our activities you may see me whether you’re on the water or the land. I find it very rewarding making each person’s experience one to remember and I look forward to showing you what we have to offer and making it a fun filled day!


NVQ Apprentices Working for New Forest Activities

Each year we run an apprenticeship scheme for admin assistants and outdoor instructor positions  The course runs for 12 months and on successful completion candidates will receive NVQ level 3.  Experience will be an advantage, we are always looking for motivated people willing to learn and able to get stuck in. Positions start in October and continue for 12 months.


If you keen to find out more or put yourself forward for the posts find out more about our apprentice placements.

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