John Adamson has hospitality running through his veins, the third generation of his family to take on the mantle of what has now become County Durham’s largest, privately owned leisure company.
John’s grandfather started Ramside Estates in 1964 which was then passed down to Michael Adamson – John’s father – in the 1970s before John took over the reins.
Under his control the business has expanded beyond all recognition. His three hotels – Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa, Bowburn Hall and Hardwick Hall – became some of the North East’s most luxurious venues.
Ramside in particular has become a destination in its own right, thanks to John bringing to life his vision of creating a state-of-the-art spa, a second championship golf course and a new wing of rooms which included the region’s most spectacular suite.
The most recent development – of three multi million pound treehouses in the grounds of Ramside Hall – have consolidated his position as a hotelier and leisure operator of the highest level.
His vision also saw him transform a former rundown pub in the tiny village of Sedgefield into The Impeccable Pig, a restaurant with rooms.