A Day in the Life… Siobhan O’Sullivan, director of sales and marketing, Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast

A Day in the Life… Siobhan O’Sullivan, director of sales and marketing, Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I am director of sales and marketing at the five-star Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast, and I have been in this role for the past seven years. I am fully responsible for all sales and marketing activity, which includes strategic planning, budgets and achieving all of our... View Article

A Day in the Life… Niall McMullan, managing director, Hercules Brewing Company

A Day in the Life… Niall McMullan, managing director, Hercules Brewing Company

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? Managing director of Hercules Brewing Company. It involves everything from brewing to accounts, export, health and safety risk assessments, and of course selling. You name it and I probably do it. WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND? I’ve worked in the hospitality sector since my late teens,... View Article

A Day in the Life… David Anderson, Northern Ireland Regional Director, Shopper Anonymous NI

A Day in the Life… David Anderson, Northern Ireland Regional Director, Shopper Anonymous NI

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? Northern Ireland regional director for Shopper Anonymous. Shopper Anonymous is the only franchised mystery shopping company in the world, and I bought the Northern Ireland franchise in July 2014. My role is supporting businesses to grow sales and profit by driving great service standards and... View Article

A Day in the Life… Seamus O’Hara city general manager, Carlson Rezidor

A Day in the Life… Seamus O’Hara city general manager, Carlson Rezidor

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I am currently city general manager for Radisson Blu and Park Inn Belfast, having started on May 1. My role is to help develop the hotels and teams to reach their maximum potential, whilst creating a safe environment for the guests and team. WHAT IS... View Article

A Day in the Life… Brian McRandal, owner of Cookiebox & The Curran Court Hotel, Larne

A Day in the Life… Brian McRandal, owner of Cookiebox & The Curran Court Hotel, Larne

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I am the founder and co-owner along with my wife Claire of the Cookiebox, which was started in December 1998 and now has five shops in and around the greater Belfast area with a sixth one due to open before the end of June at... View Article

A Day in the Life… Jeanette Levis, Brand Manager for Harp Lager

A Day in the Life… Jeanette Levis, Brand Manager for Harp Lager

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE, WHEN DID YOU TAKE IT UP AND WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE? I am the Brand Manager for Harp Lager, since July 2016. I work on everything for the brand from the marketing and advertising strategy to working with the commercial teams – essentially I am... View Article

A Day in the Life… Michael McQuillan, director of the Business Institute at Ulster University Business School

A Day in the Life… Michael McQuillan, director of the Business Institute at Ulster University Business School

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE, WHEN DID YOU TAKE IT UP AND WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE? I have been Director of the Business Institute at Ulster University Business School, since August 2014. Our objective in the Business Institute is the development of people and through them, the development of organisations,... View Article

A Day in the Life… Patricia Cavanagh, manager, Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel, Enniskillen

A Day in the Life… Patricia Cavanagh, manager, Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel, Enniskillen

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE AND WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE? My current job is Accounts Manager at the Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel in Enniskillen. I started there in June 1980 and my job involves looking after the accounts for the whole hotel. My role also means that I have the pleasure... View Article

A Day in the Life… John Whyte, Head Chef Armagh City Hotel

A Day in the Life… John Whyte, Head Chef Armagh City Hotel

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE, WHEN DID YOU TAKE IT UP AND WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE? I’ve been the Head Chef of The Armagh City Hotel for more than 12 years now. I oversee one of the largest hotel function operations in Northern Ireland and often cater for over 1,000... View Article

A Day in the Life… Angela Bennett, financial director, Diamond Electronic Systems

A Day in the Life… Angela Bennett, financial director, Diamond Electronic Systems

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I am the financial director of Diamond Systems, a specialist fire and security alarm company founded by my father in 1987. I joined the business in 2008, having qualified as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton, and I am responsible for finance, personnel and marketing.... View Article