Wayne Turner from Head Chef West Lodge Park to Executive Chef Beales Hotels. Wayne will still carry out his duties at WLP but will have additional responsibility for overseeing the kitchen teams at both BH and BB, helping with staff recruitment and retention, supplier selection and specification, and assisting with menu planning at each hotel. (see pic left)
Iain Murray from Deputy General Manager West Lodge Park to Hotel Manager WLP (see pic right). Iain will be working alongside Andrew Beale who, as MD of the group and of the hotel, will also take a more hands on role at WLP.
Matthew Gundy from F&B Manager BH to Deputy General Manager BH
Stephen Sims from F&B Supervisor to Deputy Restaurant Manager WLP.
Richard Chmiel to Assistant C&B Operations Manager WLP.
Noel Busby Head Chef BH. Noel comes from Hitchin Priory where he had lots of experience in running a busy banqueting operation in a great location.
Welcome back to Lindsey Lamont, Restaurant Manager at BH who’s previous position in Beales Hotels was as Restaurant Manager of the Cedar Restaurant at WLP
Welcome to Chris Hall, C&B Operations Manager WLP from Initial Style Conference Centres.
David Williams GM at WLP. David is sadly moving on to manage Barnham Broom Hotel near Norwich. We wish him every success in this bigger and more challenging role and have every confidence that the hotel will benefit from his skills and abilities as much as WLP has over the past 3 years. He will be greatly missed by all (pic left).
To Emma Beale Staff Development Manager at Beales Hotels. Emma is moving now to spend more time with the five children. She has done a fantastic amount of good work on all aspects of HR, staff development and training. She will be sorely missed by all but will still be visiting the hotels regularly to catch up with the teams and her many friends. Emma will continue in her role overseeing Safiya at WLP (see pic right).
The Buckland Suite has been refurbished with a very striking carpet and a neutral wall colour to give a much more contemporary feel to the space, in keeping with the rest of the hotel and will the expectations of our guests. Artwork and chairs will follow next month.
Room 43 is now complete and work now starts on painting and re-wallpapering the first floor bedroom corridor – a huge job that will continue into the autumn as the second and third floors follow on. Work continues on the design for the new signs at WLP (see right).
Quotes are being prepared for new carpet in the public areas – the original has been in place since the hotel opened in 1990 and has outlived its life.
Congratulations to Nicola Loasby on achieving her A2 Assessors qualification and also on her promotion to Cluster Revenue Manager for WLP and BH. Well done Nicola!