Steve Rockey
people director
Lime Wood Group Ltd and Home Grown Hotels

Steve Rockey is People Director for The Pigs Hotels and Lime Wood Group; a group of small award-winning boutique hotels along the South coast which was recognised this year as the South East Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year.  The ethos behind the group is ‘restaurants with rooms’; focusing on local, sustainable produce, simple cooking and using our kitchen gardens to help create and enhance everything we do. 


Prior to this, Steve was Head of People at Byron during its national growth phase; growing Byron 2.5 times and helping to sell it for £100m. Leaving in 2004, he established his own People Consultancy; helping small hospitality businesses to grow through a strategic people approach before the call of The Pigs came and was too good to refuse. He’s also held HR roles in Pizza Express, Big Easy and Compass Group. 


Outside of work, Steve is a competitive sailor and regularly competes in National, European and World Championships around the globe.