A Day in the Life… Micheál Farrell Bishop’s Gate Hotel, Derry-Londonderry

A Day in the Life… Micheál Farrell Bishop’s Gate Hotel, Derry-Londonderry

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I have enjoyed my role in front of house at Bishop’s Gate Hotel since joining the team in August 2018. Being positioned in the lobby, guests arriving through the iconic revolving door look towards the reception and concierge team for information and assistance within the... View Article

A Day in the Life… Orlaith McCann-Fox, deputy general manager, Maldron Hotel Belfast City

A Day in the Life… Orlaith McCann-Fox, deputy general manager, Maldron Hotel Belfast City

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I came on board in October 2017, alongside General Manager Mike Gatt, to get the hotel ready for our planned opening date, March 13, 2018. In the run up to the opening, my role mainly involved the procurement of equipment, amenities, uniforms, etc. which, being... View Article

A Day in the Life… Laura McCorry, head of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

A Day in the Life… Laura McCorry, head of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I was appointed head of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens in November 2018 by Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that looks after this elegant estate. I am responsible for overseeing the final stages of the £20m project to transform the castle, which will officially open... View Article

A Day in the Life… Martin McGreevy director, Osborne King

A Day in the Life… Martin McGreevy director, Osborne King

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I joined Osborne King as a graduate in 2005 and was made a director of valuation in July 2016. My work is mainly on behalf of clients and local lending institutions, preparing valuation reports and, over the last six years, I have had particular focus... View Article

A Day in the Life… Catherine Toolan, managing director, ICC Belfast

A Day in the Life… Catherine Toolan, managing director, ICC Belfast

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I’m the managing director of ICC Belfast, Waterfront Hall and the Ulster Hall. I took up the position in August 2016 and lead a team of over 600, with a focus on establishing ICC Belfast as a world-class conference and entertainment facility. We aim to... View Article

A Day in the Life… Brian McCormick Manager, Seamus Heaney Homeplace

A Day in the Life… Brian McCormick Manager, Seamus Heaney Homeplace

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I manage Seamus Heaney HomePlace- an arts, literary and visitors centre dedicated to the life and work of the Nobel prize winning poet. I took up post in November 2015, just under a year before we opened HomePlace, and a major part of that initial... View Article

A Day in the Life… Dr Verity Peet manager, the Portico of Ards

A Day in the Life… Dr Verity Peet manager, the Portico of Ards

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I’m the manager at Portico Arts & Heritage Centre in Portaferry. I joined when the restoration was underway, about a year before it was officially opened by Prince Charles in 2016, and my role was to create Portico’s exhibitions (real and virtual) and set up... View Article

A Day in the Life… Ken Martin chairperson, Tour Guides NI

A Day in the Life… Ken Martin chairperson, Tour Guides NI

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I am chairperson of Tour Guides Northern Ireland (Tour Guides NI). Previously I was on the steering group that had this original idea three years ago, and we now have a membership of over 100 guides. I manage the association by prioritising a ‘to-do’ list... View Article

A Day in the Life… Michael Morris, director of sales – whiskey, Niche Drinks Co

A Day in the Life… Michael Morris, director of sales – whiskey, Niche Drinks Co

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I work as director of sales for The Quiet Man Irish Whiskey owned by Niche Drinks Co. I’ve been in the position just short of three years. My role is to open up world-wide distribution channels for our whiskey brand, as well as ensuring we... View Article

A Day in the Life… Martin McMullan, director, Life Adventure Co

A Day in the Life… Martin McMullan, director, Life Adventure Co

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? As with every business, there’s a little bit of everything. There’s quite a lot of management in adventure sports so I would be responsible for a lot of the design and development of programmes and events as well as actually looking after delivery. WHAT IS... View Article