who we are

Meet our lovely team of Muddy enthusiasts who make it all happen. We are committed to creating outstanding outerwear and providing exceptional service to our customers. Read on to discover what we all do and our muddy interests…

Natasha Ascott
Natasha Ascott Managing Director

Chief Mudder Natasha has been running Muddy Puddles for the last 3 years. Growing up in the English countryside and holidays in the Highlands where there was endless rain from winter through to summer. The mantra that was drummed in to her which she still lives by is ‘there’s no such as bad weather just the wrong kit’.

She now has 3 young puddle stompers who love to get wet and muddy and put their waterproofs through it’s paces. Natasha loves thinking from beginning to end about creating products that work perfectly to children whatever the weather. In short waterproofs that work. Then tests them on her own who put the kit through its paces.

She believes that every child is wild at heart and that playing outdoors gives children the chance to roam free, test their limits and grow their imaginations.

- Type of AdventurerChief Rain Dancer
Favourite Muddy DaysHuge yomping walks in the countryside
Biggest Muddy Achievement to DateSwimming in swampy lakes in Somerset
Why do you do it?Cold water swimming keeps you alive!
What do you love most about your job?Everything - making amazing outerwear, working with a lovely team, always facing new challenges
Advice to Muddy adventurers?Always be prepared and if things start to go wrong make up a story (that seems to work when out on adventures with my gang)
  • Lorraine
    Lorraine Muddy Care Team-Type of AdventurerSuper Muddy Mum
    Favourite Muddy Days Cycling
    Biggest Muddy Achievement to Date Getting the children on their bikes and riding down to and through the local forest
    Why do you do it? Love the freedom of cycling through the forest
    What do you love most about your job? The variety and talking to Mums / dads / grandparents about getting kitted out for lots of fun outdoor adventures
    Advice to Muddy adventurers? Wrap up, get out there and enjoy!
  • Trudi
    Trudi Muddy Care Team-Type of Adventurer Chief Rain Dancer
    Favourite Muddy Days Walking dogs
    Biggest Muddy Achievement to Date Encouraging my daughter to horse ride, as this means she has spent most of her 21 years outside
    Why do you do it? It has given us Mother/ Daughter time having the same interest and got us both outdoors
    What do you love most about your job? Never knowing what each day will bring and working with a great team
    Advice to Muddy adventurers? Appreciate everyday, there is always another adventure just round the corner
  • Mandy
    Mandy Muddy Care Team-Type of Adventurer Super Muddy Nanny
    Favourite Muddy Days Walking
    Biggest Muddy Achievement to Date Eek! Haven’t got one. Apart from keeping up my discipline of 2 walks each day for many years now! One neighbour even became my friend after enquiring as to why I walk so much and now comes on a weekly walk with me!
    Why do you do it? I walk to keep healthy and because it makes me feel really happy and I observe so much on my walks especially the changes in the seasons.
    What do you love most about your job? The variety, never knowing what customer queries will occur and being able to help a customer to reach a happy conclusion to their query.
    Advice to Muddy adventurers? The more active you are, the better you will sleep and the happier your dreams will be!

  • Jara
    Jara Marketing- Type of Adventurer Muddy Pioneer
    Favourite Muddy Days Hiking in the wilderness
    Biggest Muddy Achievement to Date Sky diving in Portugal
    Why do you do it? I love trying out new things that push me
    What do you love most about your job? I love the people and the passion behind the brand
    Advice to Muddy adventurers? Explore and travel as much as you can. It always pays to see things with brand new eyes.
  • Anneka
    Anneka Marketing- Type of Adventurer Muddy Explorer
    Favourite Muddy Days Festival - it started raining at a festival I went to a few years back and it was so much fun singing and dancing in the rain!
    Favourite adventure story The Famous Five - I loved Enid Blyton books when I was younger
    What makes you happiest when you're outdoors? Great scenery and good company
    What do you love most about your job? Getting stuck in
    Advice to Muddy adventurers? It is what you make it! Fun adventures can be made from the smallest ideas
  • Kim
    Kim Creative-Type of Adventurer Chief Rain Dancer
    Favourite Muddy Days When somebody lets me borrow their dog and take it out for a nice long, muddy walk!
    Biggest Muddy Achievement to Date Walking through the bush in South Africa and drinking from the river like a baboon
    Favourite adventure story The Secret of Platform 13
    What do you love most about your job? Working for a company that has a positive ethos behind the brand
    Advice to Muddy adventurers? Never be afraid to try new things!
  • Suky
    Suky Buyer-Type of Adventurer Proper Puddler
    Favourite Muddy Days On the beach in Norfolk.
    What makes you happiest when you're outdoors? Walking with my family (husband, son and dog), we go to either Wimbledon Common or Richmond Park every Sunday.
    Favourite adventure story The Adventures of Tintin
    What do you love most about your job? The creative process, from working on initial ideas for a new season to seeing the first samples arrive – which is like Christmas!
    Advice to Muddy adventurers? Get outside as much as you can and create your own adventures.
  • Katie
    Katie Finance -Type of Adventurer Super Muddy Mum
    Favourite Muddy Days Taking my kids to local animal farms, they just love the animals!
    What makes you happiest when you're outdoors? Beautiful countryside views, seeing my kids enjoying running around
    Winter makes you think of… Christmas (my favourite time of year!), bright, crisp and cold winter walks, warming up with hot chocolate
    What do you love most about your job? Its full of challenges, never boring and I genuinely believe in the ethos of getting kids outdoors!
    Advice to Muddy adventurers? Just wrap up warm and get outside! You will be healthier, happier and its free fun!
  • Nmarah
    Nmarah Finance -Type of AdventurerMuddy Explorer
    Favourite Muddy Days Taking my children to the park
    Your Favourite Colour and why? Blue, like the sky
    What makes you happiest when you're outdoors? Seeing my youngest daughter experiencing the outdoors for the first time
    What do you love most about your job? There are always new challenges or something interesting happening!
    Advice to Muddy adventurers? Embrace the rain!
  • Melissa
    Melissa Merchandiser - Type of Adventurer Proper Puddler
    Favourite Muddy Days My favourite expected Muddy days were at Glastonbury 2000 - it was quite dry that year...!
    What makes you happiest when you're outdoors? Seeing my little people explore and find new things in the outdoors - last month they found a May beetle and this week we've been collecting snails for a snail race!
    Your Favourite Colour and why? Red usually - love it amongst all the Autumnal colours of the trees
    What do you love most about your job? Getting into the nitty gritty of weekly sales and working with Suky to develop the new ranges
    Advice to Muddy adventurers? There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad kit!! So true...
  • Sam
    Sam Schools Team-Type of Adventurer Master Mud Maker
    Favourite Muddy Days Mud slides, making clay face and mud bakes at Forest School
    Biggest Muddy Achievement to Date Leading a group of 15 wild children through an entire week of Forest School!
    Why do you do it? Because I am happier, healthier and an altogether better me when I am outside!
    What do you love most about your job? Seeing the children in our schools being dry and snug and being able to increase and enjoy the outdoor learning they do.
    Advice to Muddy adventurers? Ditch the screens and get outside! Adventure truly awaits...
  • Vanessa
    Vanessa Schools Team-Type of AdventurerSuper Muddy Mum
    Favourite Muddy Days Stomping through the west Lancashire moors with my little ones, having amazing conversations with them about how they see the world… and then going home for a nice hot chocolate
    Biggest Muddy Achievement to Date We run lots of outdoor learning training events and so I am proud to know I’ve helped support and inspire hundreds of practitioners who in turn are working with thousands of children.
    Why do you do it? My favourite childhood memories are all about being outdoors. It thoroughly shaped me and I think that all children should have access to that kind of magic. I’m also passionate about outdoor learning in schools– it can be transformative for children, especially those facing the most challenges in the classroom.
    What do you love most about your job? I love the energy of the muddy puddles team – we all believe in what we’re doing, anything is possible and everyone brings something unique to the table.
    Advice to Muddy adventurers? There’s no such thing as bad weather if you embrace it!

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