Jurys Inn Custom House
My first experience of Jurys was while in college, being offered work in the old Jurys Glasgow hotel to help with their busy Christmas parties. I went over with a group of eight people and we worked really hard, long days and nights and had a great time! I left college and went for an interview in Jurys Bristol Hotel for a summer job and stayed for four very enjoyable years. I worked in various roles from Restaurant Supervisor, Assistant Conference and Banqueting Manager, then Restaurant Manager. I spent time in reception before getting the position of Duty manager.
I also spent nearly three months away from Bristol, including a month in Belfast and two more in Jurys Inn Glasgow as part of the opening team. I then moved to the Jurys Inn Islington as Rooms Division Manager, gaining invaluable experience in Revenue Management.
I found that there were always great opportunities to learn from very knowledgeable people. I was given the chance to gain great experience in each area I worked in, and met many great people who I have learned from along the way.
From Islington, I moved to Jurys Kensington Hotel as Rooms Division Manager and spent six months there. I was then promoted to Deputy General Manager in Belfast and spent a year there. I opened the Jurys Inn in Plymouth as Deputy General Manager and from there moved to Birmingham as Operations Manager. I found this experience to be excellent and gained great experience from a very busy and demanding property with 445 bedrooms and 20 meeting rooms.
In May 2008 I came to Dublin to the Jurys Inn Custom House as Deputy General Manager. I really enjoy being back in Ireland where I am closer to family and friends.
I have been Hotel Manager for over a year now. Every day is different and I really enjoy the different challenges that appear all the time. With a team of over 70 people it is very exciting. I work with a great bunch of people and in this job it is all about the team and our guests.