New Year, New Starts

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A new year often marks a new beginning for many people and staff at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel are delighted to welcome several new team members who have joined our award winning Hotel team for 2022.

Sharon Smith (pictured below) has recently joined as Front Office Host following an 8-year career at Glasgow’s One Devonshire Gardens. With extensive experience in hospitality, Sharon has worked in a range of roles, including some time living and working in Turkey. Sharon has always enjoyed the variety hotel life offers – ‘It allows me the opportunity to speak with different people every day and no two days are the same.’

The Events Team welcomed a new Event Planner, Lisa Bunton. Lisa joins us from Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor and has over 20 years’ hospitality experience. Moving to Events from a Front Desk Role, Lisa is enjoying her new challenge working in the busy team who ensure that all meetings and events go to plan. ‘I really enjoy working in the hospitality sector as you get to meet so many interesting people from all over the world and never stop learning new things.’

We have also welcomed 5 new staff members to our Restaurant and Banqueting team. Erin Gallacher, Liam Gangel, Alex Spina (middle main picture) and George McCallion have started recently as Food & Beverage Hosts. Ross McFarlane, our new Food & Beverage Supervisor, joined the team at the end of 2021 and has worked previously for Leonardo Hotels and Greene King. Settling into his new role well, Ross said ‘I am delighted to have joined the Golden Jubilee team, everyone has made me feel welcome. I am looking forward to helping the team to reach their full potential and delivering a top class restaurant service to all our guests.’

And, in our Centre for Health & Wellbeing, two new Health Club Attendants have taken up posts or ‘transferred’ as they say in football parlance! Nathan Mackie (right main picture), previously Chef de Partie in the Hotel Kitchen, started his new position in January and we are thrilled that Aiden McCann (left main picture) has joined the squad as a permanent member of the team.

A very warm welcome to all of our new starts.  We look forward to the wealth of experience they will bring to the Hotel in their new roles and are confident that each and every one of them will develop their careers further in the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel.

Finally, the hotel has reached the end of an era as our Director, Bronagh Bell, retires after being with us for 16 years. Bronagh has had an extensive career and has led the Beardmore and Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel from strength to strength since starting in 2006. A well-known face, Bronagh will be missed by colleagues, not only within NHS Golden Jubilee but across the wider NHS Scotland network and also within the UK events industry. Bronagh is looking forward to travelling when she leaves us at the end of February. We wish her all the very best in her retirement.

Bronagh said, ‘It has been an honour and a privilege to lead the Hotel since 2006.  I have had the great pleasure of working with some of the finest people in the industry.  It has been fantastic to see the Hotel develop as a world-class centre of excellence for conferences, meetings and events.  I know that it will continue to go from strength to strength with the hard work and vision of the amazing team I leave behind.’

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