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Hotel Scoops Training & Development Award at the Warrington Business Awards 2010

The Training & Development Team at The Park Royal Hotel were celebrating after scooping the ‘Training & Development Award’ at the annual Warrington Business Awards 2010.

These prestigious annual awards, now in their 11th year, celebrate the achievement and enterprises of businesses across the borough and recognise the contribution they make to the local community. This year the ceremony and gala dinner was attended by over 250 guests and held at The Park Royal Hotel, who were delighted to win an award on home turf!

Jacquie Hanson, General Manager at The Park Royal Hotel, said: “We are delighted to have won the training and development award; it gives the whole team a real sense of pride and kudos. Winning this award demonstrates our commitment to investing in our people, in what is currently still a turbulent economic climate. We are committed to developing the best learning and development practice in everything we do and have continuously sought to improve and push the boundaries which support our professionalism.”

Judges praised the hotel for the “Continued investment in the development of both managers and employees of the Park Royal, which has seen the hotel receive consistently high scores on guest feedback surveys and in online guest reviews.”

The QHotels 21: The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort - Near Glasgow… Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel - York… The Queens - Leeds… Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort - North Lincolnshire… Tankersley Manor – Tankersley, Nr Sheffield… The Midland - Manchester… The Park Royal – Stretton, Warrington… Crewe Hall – Crewe, Cheshire… The Nottingham Belfry - Nottingham… Telford Hotel & Golf Resort – Telford, Shropshire… Stratford Manor - Stratford-upon-Avon… The Stratford - Stratford-upon-Avon… Chesford Grange – Kenilworth, Warwickshire… Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel – Hellidon, Northamptonshire… The Cheltenham Chase Hotel - Gloucestershire… The Cambridge Belfry – Cambourne, Cambridge… The Oxford Belfry –Thame, Oxford… The Hampshire Court Hotel - Basingstoke, Hampshire… Norton Park - Winchester, Hampshire… Bridgewood Manor – Chatham, Kent… Ashford International Hotel – Ashford, Kent

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A little bit about us:

- QHotels prides itself in its collection of 21 carefully nurtured, unique properties throughout the UK. Some hide away in the most beautiful countryside, some preside over bustling city centres, but each with its own little idiosyncrasies, ensures guest enjoy a truly unique experience - whether staying for pleasure or business.

- Founded in 2003 by Managing Director - Michael Purtill, Sales Director - David Taylor, Finance Director – Ian Goulding and investment company Alchemy Partners;
- The collection has grown from 2 to 21 properties over the last six years.

- The collection, which boasts iconic properties including The Midland in Manchester, The Queens in Leeds and Crewe Hall in Cheshire, has been voted AA Hotel Group of the Year 2008/09 and is ranked 17th in The Times Buyout FastTrack register of the 100 fastest growing private equity backed businesses… one of the few companies to feature in the top 100 in two consecutive years. In addition to this… January 2009 alone saw QHotels shortlisted for the Business Hotel Brand of the Year Award at the Business Travel Awards and Winchester property Norton Park scoop two HRS Hotel Excellence Awards (Excellence in Meetings and Excellence in Business Management). Since then QHotels trophy cabinet is buckling under the weight of new awards, including ‘Most Improved Brand’ for the second year in a row in the 2009 BDRC UK Meetings Market Survey and the ‘Excellence in Training Award’ in Caterer & Hotelkeeper’s Best Places to Work in Hospitality 2009

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