Dorset-based Daish’s Holidays has announced the internal promotions of five of its team as the company plans to grow. Ascending to managerial positions are Ben Hayter, Tim Paddon, Tony Hall, Steve Wilson, and Mark Saunders.
Hayter joined the group seven years ago as a bookings manager, later joining the operations division in 2016. After gaining experience in this division, he had been promoted to head of operations, managing a four-person team to oversee the implementation of company policies and procedures, as well as the latest legislation across the group’s 12 hotels.
Paddon has more than 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and had previously been promoted to regional operations manager following his 5 years as the general manager at Daish’s Devonshire hotel in Torquay.
It is reported that Paddon will be under the direction of Hayder, his key responsibilities being to control cost, as well as identify and reduce business expenses across the company.
Hall has more than 10 years’ hospitality industry experience as the former general manager of Daish’s Prince Regent Hotel in Weymouth. It is noted that he has been promoted to southern area manager to supervise all general managers and their teams across four locations, from Weymouth to the Isle of Wight.
Wilson also has more than 30 years’ experience and has gained a promotion to northern area manager. He has formerly held positions as general manager at the Esplanade Hotel, Scarborough, and Daish’s Blackpool Hotel, and will also supervise general managers and their teams in his new role, operating in hotels across four locations, from Scarborough to Llandudno, Wales.
Saunders has been promoted from maintenance manager to the “newly-created” role of group head of maintenance in which he will manage maintenance activities at all 12 hotels, liaising with general managers to take care of hotel infrastructure.
Daish’s Holidays reportedly offers value for money holidays for families, couples, and singles, offering self-drive options across England and Wales. Each hotel is said to offer day trips to local excursions and activities also.
Hayter said: “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.”
Paul Harper, commercial director at Daish’s Holidays, added: “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 exceptional service.”