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Daish’s Holidays bolsters operations team

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Daish’s Holidays group has strengthened its operations team with five internal promotions to support the company’s future growth plans.

Recognising the skills of employees Ben Hayter, Tim Paddon, Tony Hall, Steve Wilson, and Mark Saunders, each have been awarded with recent managerial promotions.

Originally joining Daish’s Holidays seven years ago as groups bookings manager, Ben Hayter subsequently joined the operations division in 2016. After gaining experience in this division of the business, Ben has been promoted to head of operations to manage a four-strong team who will oversee the implementation of company policies and procedures, as well as the latest legislation, across the group’s 12 hotels.

Ben says: “I’ve been fortunate to hold a variety of positions across the company, including working as a waiter for one summer season at Daish’s Hotel on the Isle of Wight before heading to university, meaning I have consequently gained vast experience in different areas of the company.  I’m proud to work for family-run Daish’s Holidays and appreciate the open-door policy both the directors and the owners of the business operate.”

With more than 30 years’ hospitality industry experience, Tim Paddon has been promoted to regional operations manager following five years’ experience in the group working as a general manager at Daish’s Devonshire Hotel in Torquay. Under the direction of Ben Hayter, a key responsibility for Tim will be cost control to identify and reduce business expenses across the group.

Formerly the general manager of Daish’s Prince Regent Hotel in Weymouth, Tony Hall has more than 10 years’ hospitality industry experience and has been promoted to southern area manager. He will supervise general managers and their teams operating in hotels across four locations, from Weymouth to Isle of Wight.

Steve Wilson has more than 30 years’ experience working in the hospitality industry and has gained a promotion to northern area manager. Formerly holding positions as general manager at the Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough, and Daish’s Blackpool Hotel, Steve will supervise general managers and their teams in his new role, operating in hotels across four locations, from Scarborough to Llandudno, Wales.

Mark Saunders has been promoted from maintenance manager to the newly created role of group head of maintenance. Having worked in the maintenance sector since a young age, Mark joined Daish’s Holidays three years ago working at the Bournemouth Sands Hotel. In this new role, Mark will manage maintenance activities at all 12 hotels, liaising with general managers to take care of hotel infrastructure, such as buildings and electricity, and oversee the general upkeep and maintenance of each hotel.

Paul Harper, commercial director at Daish’s Holidays, adds: “We wish to congratulate Ben, Tim, Tony, Steve and Mark on their well-deserved promotions. As a company, we continually look for ways to improve the service we provide to our customers and seek to promote and appoint strong candidates that can deliver an exceptional service.”

Daish’s Holidays offers value for money holidays for families, couples, and singles. Customers have the choice between coach or self-drive options across England and Wales. Each hotel offers day trips to local excursions and activities which can be booked at the hotel reception. Children enjoy free holidays or discounted prices depending on age.

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