The Team

General Manager, James Ardron, has been at the helm of the business since 2016, and with the help of Natasha, Head Instructor, the Centre has grown in stature and renown, to the point where it is now regarded as one of the premier destinations for off-road driving experiences, corporate team-building events and industry-standard off-highway driver training.

Take a look below to find out more about our team members…

James Ardron

General Manager

James Ardron

General Manager

Yorkshire born, James has worked in outdoor education for a number of years and has now taken over as general manager at Coniston 4×4. Certified and accredited by the British Off Road Driving Association (BORDA), he now manages a team of professional instructors and the Coniston 4×4 training team.

Emily Baker

Events Coordinator

Emily Baker

Events Coordinator

Emily joined the Coniston family in 2015, and she has a wealth of knowledge across the estate. Having experience and qualifications in Event Management she has hosted successful charity events. Emily has a great love for country pursuits and the outdoors, and enjoys working with her spaniel Ruby.

Natasha Hobson-Shaw

Head Instructor

Natasha Hobson-Shaw

Head Instructor

A Land Rover trialer in her spare time, Tash has a wealth of experience in 4x4s and difficult terrain. Tash has now been with us for over two years and still as enthusiastic as ever.

Martin Truelock

BORDA Specialist Trainer

Martin Truelock

BORDA Specialist Trainer

With a wealth of experience in a multitude of driving disciplines, Martin is one of the few specialist trainers and assessors in the country to be accredited by the British Off-Road Driving Association.