Imposter Syndrome – Does it affect your writers block?

I recently was chatting to an industry colleague, collectively we had over 50 years hospitality sales experience.We are both consultants and have, over the years, provided numerous clients with our expertise.We both write blogs and industry content which we hope will provide our younger less experienced colleagues with some useful inside knowledge. There is a HUGE ‘but’ coming…. We both agreed that we suffer with Imposter Syndrome when it comes to parting with our knowledge, doubting if our content will be interesting, ridiculed and receive negative comments, or event nasty Continue reading

Restoring the ancient buildings of Tewkesbury Park along with its reputation

Tewkesbury Park in Gloucestershire

When the McIntosh family bought Tewkesbury Park in Gloucestershire four years ago, they faced a mammoth task – not just in repairing the ancient buildings, but also in restoring its reputation with guests and staff after years of neglect. Rosalind Mullen reports Few country house hotels have been as unloved and neglected as Tewkesbury Park. That is until April 2014, when the local McIntosh family bought it from Washington Hotels and turned its fortune around. It’s certainly had a choppy past. Washington Hotels had most recently brought in Licensed Solutions Continue reading

Spotlight Blog Interview: Amanda Baker, Sales Manager at Tewkesbury Park

Tewkesbury Park Hotel new Cotswolds Suite and Berkeley Bar Amanda Baker - Sales Manager, Claire White - Director, Patrick Jones - General Manager. Picture by Kevin Fern Photography

The Independent Venue Roadshow (IVR) provides independently owned hotels and venues with the opportunity to meet with event professionals with a guaranteed number of appointments. Sales Managers’ time is best spent in front of potential customers, generating revenue for their hotel or venue. IVR is a year long programme that eliminates the time and effort required to generate appointments with buyers that are often difficult to reach. We are delighted to have Amanda Baker, the Sales Manager of Tewkesbury Park, on the blog today. Amanda chats about how exhibiting at Continue reading

This is what £3million spent on a hotel gives you

First detailed pictures of Tewkesbury Park Hotel’s impressive new conference and events suite. See the video here Three million pounds is a lot of money in anyone’s world and it is what a family has spent on part of their pride and joy. The McIntosh family have spent £9million in all since they began transforming the four star Tewkesbury Park Hotel three years ago, after buying it from Washington Hotels. It was built in 1976 and by 2014 was in need of some major improvements, with various different former owners Continue reading

In the spotlight with Amanda Baker

With twenty years’ experience in the Hospitality sector, Amanda launched Endeavour Consulting three years ago, an Oxfordshire-based consultancy offering freelance sales and marketing assistance and guidance to small and medium enterprises within the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. Amanda is currently supporting the sales and marketing efforts for an independent family owned hotel, Tewkesbury Park. Here’s what she had to say to Off Limits Event Professionals about her experience: 1. Tell us about your background in the events industry? My first experience in the hospitality and events industry was as Continue reading