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PIC: Jim Wileman/apexnewspix.com. 05/06/2007. Alistair & Lorna Handyside, pictured at their award winning self-catering barns, Higher Wiscombe, Southleigh, Devon.

PIC: Jim Wileman/apexnewspix.com. 05/06/2007. Alistair & Lorna Handyside, pictured at their award winning self-catering barns, Higher Wiscombe, Southleigh, Devon.

At the DEBI awards Cake stall team Lorna & Alistair Mowing team

 

We are Alistair and Lorna Handyside, owners of Higher Wiscombe and have been married for twenty-five years in September 2015. We have three children, Olivia 22, Charlotte 20 and Harry 17. We met whilst working in London, Lorna for the London Stock Exchange and Alistair as a senior executive in hi-tech firms. Lorna, as well as running Higher Wiscombe Ltd, and working with Alistair on their consultancy business, has been Chair of the Trustees of a Special Needs school and a Governor at Sidmouth College. Alistair provides corporate due-diligence for Venture Capital companies and holds several Chair and non-executive roles. Now focused more on tourism related business, he Chairs the South West Tourism Alliance, The South West Coast Path and Premier Cottages. Twelve years ago we moved to Devon for a complete life change, away from the five day, sixty hour week of corporate life and have successfully swapped it for a seven day, eighty hour week of self employed life!