Edwardian Hotels London people & stories
General Manager, Radisson Blu Edwardian, Hampshire
“I joined Edwardian Group London as a Graduate in 2006 and was given an opportunity to work in all areas of business. With my appointment to the role of General Manager in 2012 I was pleased to have been given the opportunity to prove my potential. In my journey with EGL, I have learnt the value of being coached and demonstrating the key qualities of a leader – Innovation, Integrity, Passion and Fairness in all areas of the business.”
Operations and Project Manager - Food & Beverage Service Excellence
“I first joined EGL back in July 2012 as a Bar and Restaurant Team Leader in The Oceanic Restaurant at Radisson Edwardian Heathrow.
After just six months I was given an opportunity by Russ Brown – Group Food and Beverage Director – to move to The Mercer Street Hotel in Covent Garden as Restaurant and Bar Manager to front the opening of the new restaurant concept.
Being given such an opportunity was a real privilege and really emphasised the fact the EGL recognise those who are ambitious and hard working. Not only that, I was able to be part of the Food and Beverage team that created the new Scoff and Banter, Trunk and May Fair Kitchen restaurant brands which was a real pleasure.
Having seen the recent success and growth within the F&B department of EGL in the last 12 months I cant wait to face my next exciting challenge as and when it may arrive….”
“Within two years of starting I was made Assistant Chief Engineer at one of the hotels – something I had never imagined. In one more year I was Chief Engineer. That’s the real truth of this company - they believed in me.
I did leave the company five years ago to pursue interests in Ecuador. I decided this was not the right move for myself and Radisson welcomed me back with open arms. I have now been with the company for over 20 years."
“When I decided to take a year out, Radisson Blu Edwardian, London asked me if I’d like to cover for the Sales Director for Australasia whilst she was on maternity leave. There followed a hectic five months of training, then three weeks’ handover in Melbourne before setting up a sales office in Sydney. I travelled all over Australia and New Zealand meeting travel agents.
On my return I was offered another fantastic opportunity in the Marketing department. I am now part of the brand team, in charge of various aspects of marketing.”