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

A Day in the Life… Phil Irvine, director of Taste and Tour NI

A Day in the Life… Phil Irvine, director of Taste and Tour NI

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I am a founding director of Taste and Tour NI and a food, drink and hospitality marketing consultant. My business partner Caroline Wilson and I started Taste and Tour NI in April 2016. Caroline had been running Belfast Food Tour since 2014 and we decided... View Article

A Day in the Life… Eóin McGrath, business development manager at Hastings Stormont Hotel

A Day in the Life… Eóin McGrath, business development manager at Hastings Stormont Hotel

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I am the business development manager for Hastings Stormont Hotel and have been in post from January 2016, with responsibility for sales, and developing business growth in all revenue streams throughout the Stormont Hotel. My key responsibilities include forging strong relationships across all sectors, prospecting... View Article

A Day in the Life . . . Adrienne Hanna, founder and CEO of Right Revenue

A Day in the Life . . . Adrienne Hanna, founder and CEO of Right Revenue

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I have had my own hotel revenue consultancy business for over 10 years but, 18 months ago, I came up with the idea of designing revenue software to help hotels make rate decisions when I wasn’t onsite to help them. Right Revenue was launched in... View Article

A Day in the Life . . . Aine Kearney, director of Business Support and Events at Tourism Northern Ireland

A Day in the Life . . . Aine Kearney, director of Business Support and Events at Tourism Northern Ireland

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? As director of Business Support and Events at Tourism Northern Ireland, I am responsible for three key areas of development work centred around enhancing the Northern Ireland tourism experience and driving competitiveness of businesses and the destination. The first key area is events organisation and support, including major events such as this... View Article

A Day in the Life . . . Sean McLaughlin, proprietor, The Fullerton Arms

A Day in the Life . . . Sean McLaughlin, proprietor, The Fullerton Arms

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I am self employed. Along with my wife, we run two businesses, a restaurant in Portstewart Kargo56 and also The Fullerton Arms & Guest Inn Ballintoy. I took the plunge in May. Having your own business is great; it’s hard work but a different kind... View Article

A Day in the Life . . . Leontine Haines, owner & operator, Dufferin Coaching Inn & Hall

A Day in the Life . . . Leontine Haines, owner & operator, Dufferin Coaching Inn & Hall

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I am the owner/operator, manager, breakfast chef, waitress, chambermaid, bar person, wedding coordinator, and anything else I need to be, at Dufferin Coaching Inn & Hall in Killyleagh, Co Down. Dufferin is a quaint, historic guesthouse located in along the picturesque Strangford Lough in Killyleagh... View Article

A Day in the Life… Leigh Watson, director at Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel

A Day in the Life… Leigh Watson, director at Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT ROLE? I hold the role of company director, responsible for human resources at Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel. I am a co-director with my sister-in-law, Jacqueline Wright, who is responsible for finance. WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND? I have always worked in the hospitality industry, part-time whilst completing my... View Article