Staff moving up the ladder at Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel

Scotland’s Conference Hotel of the Year has announced its new Hotel Manager at the same time three other staff members gain promotions.

Denis Flanagan, who has been the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel’s Food and Beverage Manager for the past two and half years, took up the manager’s role this month.

He said: “I’m really delighted to have this opportunity to further my career in the hotel and already relishing the challenge of developing our world class conference and meeting space while enhancing our restaurant and guest services.

“The Golden Jubilee has already a great reputation nationally and internationally and we plan to increase our reach whilst also engaging more with our local community.”

Three other staff are taking on promoted roles at the hotel include Vikki Gow, Lisa Hamilton and Greg Gibson.

Vikki moves from the post of Front Office Manager to the new position of Rooms Division Manager and will focus on maximising opportunities from the hotel’s 168 bedrooms whilst ensuring a warm welcome front of house.

She said: “I am thoroughly looking forward to leading this new department which merges the two successful departments of Housekeeping and Front Office.

“There are a huge number of challenges and competition in the hotel sector at the moment. My role will be to ensure that we are agile and can respond to demand quickly and make sure all our guests have a great visit.”

Lisa Hamilton will move from her current role of Front Office Host at Reception to take up an Event Planner role in January, where she will have an opportunity to work with some of the Golden Jubilee’s key conference clients.

Finally, Greg Gibson has been promoted to supervisor within the Food and Beverage team and is looking forward to this next step in his career.

Bronagh Bell, Director of the Golden Jubilee Conference, said: “I would like to congratulate all of them on their promotions. I am particularly pleased that we have filled all these positions from within the organisation.

“It gives me great pleasure to see our team develop their skills and experience and to have the opportunity to progress their careers with the Golden Jubilee.

“These new positions will ensure we are in the best possible position to meet future business challenges and have a successful and sustainable team going forward.”

The Golden Jubilee Conference hotel was named Conference Hotel of the Year at the 2018 Scottish Hotel Awards in April.
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