Meet the team, Peter Shrigley, Director of Sales at The Midland

Peter Shrigley

How long have you worked at The Midland?

I've been here since 4th October 2004

What was your first job?

I was a waiter at The Swan in Grasmere. 

What has been your greatest achievement in your career so far? Being part of the team that secured the Party Political Conferences coming toManchester

The hotel was recently named QHotels 'Hotel of the Year'.  Why do you think this is?

Well it's a beautiful iconic building in a fabulous location.  We are very lucky in the amount of money QHotels have invested in the refurbishment of The Midland; our latest development is the Spa which a great addition and opened its doors in June 2015. 2016 sees a soft refurbishment of the bedrooms so exciting times here at the hotel.

What has been your favourite event to be involved in organising?

I think it has to be some of the charity fund raising dinners: seeing an event go from an idea on a scrap of paper to a fabulous glamorous event to raise much needed funds. Also, perhaps one of the celebrity weddings, we all love a bit of glitz in our lives.

What do you love about your job as Director of Sales?

I enjoy the fact that every day is different.  You may have your To Do list in the morning but quite often it becomes tomorrow's To Do list as you get involved in some important pitch or show round that has landed at the last minute.

Tell us about your dream holiday.

If it's in the UK you will find me in St Ives mooching around the art galleries; if you get the weather in St Ives you could be anywhere in the world. Europe: I love the quaint streets and atmosphere of Lindos in Rhodes and for a city break it has to be New York.

What is your favourite food?

Crikey there are so many!  I have a very sweet tooth so I think it would have to be something predictable like chocolate but I love seafood too.

If you were being sent to a desert island and could only take one item with you, what would it be?

My other half!


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