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
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
What has been your favourite event to be involved in
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
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
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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