Lara Besbrode

Managing Director / Senior Matchmaker

Award-Winning and MMI-Certified International Matchmaker Lara Besbrode is the founder of The Matchmaker UK. Following a successful 30 year career in PR and marketing, she reimagined her passion for people and networking, creating her own exclusive matchmaking service in the process.

Lara takes an interdisciplinary approach to matchmaking, masterfully blending her skills and collaborating with UK and international matchmakers to find the most suited match.

No stranger to the realm of love, dating and relationships, Lara is intimately familiar with the intricacies of her calling. Lara approaches each matchmaking engagement with a vibrant aura of passionate energy and empathy.

Lara is a regular guest as Dating Expert on TalkRadio, BBC News & Radio, Real Housewives of Cheshire and MTV Catfish UK. She often makes global media appearances on television networks in the UK and US.

Kate Morris


Kate has over a decade working in the recruitment industry, gaining transferable skills and building strong relationships with her peers and clients, this paired with her training here at The Matchmaker UK and her passion for helping others find long lasting relationships means she is fully equipped to help you find your perfect partner.

She loves to socialise and has a keen and genuine interest in others, listening intently to help build strong relationships while always committed to delivering amazing customer service allowing her to leave a positive and lasting impression.

Eve Gordon


Driven by a passion for people, communication and relationships, Eve holds a firmly established role as Assistant Matchmaker, working in tandem with Lara to curate exceptional experiences and outcomes for clients.

Nottingham-born and London-based, Eva brings over 10 years of experience from the film and television industry, where she gained invaluable insight into the world of meaningful, cross-collaborative relationships.

Eve has a genuine passion for helping people and building relationships. With her background in acting she has a wonderful listening ear and is a good communicator and she works closely with our clients on a day to day basis.

She is passionate about what she does and is ambitious in her search for finding others love

Nicole Wogman

Assistant Matchmaker

Specialising in expanding our UK search, Nicole is North London based originally from Manchester, hence how friendly she is!

Nicole’s middle name is social, thanks to her friendly and bubbly disposition. Nicole whole heartedly loves meeting and matching people’s needs and is not fully content unless supporting others.

Nicole is a successful entrepreneur. She has a background of over ten years of sales experience. Being a perfectionist and pretty much a ‘dog with a bone,’ she will not stop until the task at hand is completed.


Phoebe Kroll

Executive Assistant

As Executive Assistant to Lara, Phoebe oversees end-to-end business administration at The Matchmaker UK, ensuring clients benefit from a seamlessly integrated client experience.

At the helm since business inception, Phoebe is intimately familiar with the intricacies of our service, greatly enhancing the flow of daily operations.

Phoebe is highly creative, known for creating eye-catching newsletters and vibrant spreadsheets. She excels at thinking outside the box and finding innovative solutions.

Abbey Blackwood

Marketing Manager

Lytham born and based, Abbey has 8 years of experience in marketing and has gained a wealth of knowledge, both online and offline. She is passionate about all things social media and loves putting on her creative cap.

When she’s not creating content, you can find her travelling, going for runs along the Lytham coastline and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Florence Brennand

Head of Sales

Over the last 6 years I have spent my time heading up sales teams in the UK working for global brands. At age 20 I became the youngest Sales & Customer Relations Manager within one company and I headed up a team of 24 sales agents on site, whilst battling with the pandemic.

Through that time I learnt that resilience is key when becoming a successful and confident sales person and I am passionate about providing an exceptional sales journey for all our enquries.


Jacob Lucas

Dating Coach

As a leading global dating expert, Jacob has helped millions of people achieve the love life they have always wanted through his real-life methods that have garnered him over 750,000 followers on his social media, featured in global news articles, live TV interviews and guest spots on several well-known podcasts. His methods have been used millions. 

Jacob is located in the UK and works with clients from all over the globe helping them achieve their dream love lives. Jacob’s results and reviews are outstanding. Jacob’s approach to his clients is caring, authentic, modern, and he will tell you exactly how it is. Jacob’s approach has been favoured by many, making him one of the most recognisable faces in the modern dating world. 

Angie Wilkinson

Personal Trainer

Sport and fitness have been a part of my life from as early as I can remember. Born and raised in Manchester, the eldest of four children, I ran my first half marathon aged 13 around a hilly course in the countryside. I danced, was a county swimmer, a cross country runner and excelled at all sports at school.

After school I played tennis and basketball for Glossop Ladies, age 14 and threw Javelin for Stretford Athletics. I trained as a Personal Fitness Instructor in 2006. Gained my sport & science BSC in 2013. And have been training clients since 2007.

Paul Fawley

In-House Photographer

Throughout his expansive career as a commercial photographer, Paul followed his camera around the world, exploring Europe, India, China, Dublin and the UK.

A talented photographer and expert shoot director with an eye for detail, his demeanor instantly puts clients at ease. Paul works with clients to finalise photoshoot locations and outfit choices, working alongside our stylist to create astounding bespoke images.

John Kenny

Dating Coach

John is a Relationship Empowerment Coach, Author, Documentarian and Podcast Host. Having lived a life full of self-destructive behaviours and attracting difficult relationships, he now coaches people to attract and create the healthiest relationships possible. 

He has worked with thousands of clients over the past 15 years and has helped them to live the life they choose, rather than the one they felt they should or were destined to. He is part of our Dating coach team.

Natasha Diskin

Personal Stylist & Wellbeing Coach

Natasha blends expertise in personal styling and psychology, as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, to empower clients with a confidence-boosting radiant glow.

Affectionately known as ‘The Queen of Style’, Natasha collaborates with clients to curate elevating outfits, from dating to everyday style. Her distinctive approach merges style and psychology, enabling women to feel irresistibly confident. To overcome style-related limiting beliefs, Natasha believes in dressing authentically.