Meet Our People
Tara Wilkes, Leisure & Spa Manager – Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel
I have been with QHotels for just under 3 years now. I first joined as a Spa Supervisor, I quickly progressed to Spa Manager, over the next year with the help and support of the company: I achieved a successful year in the Spa and joined the QED Management programme.
During the programme, I really developed as a Manager attending bi-monthly training modules, travelling to other sites around the group including a trip to our Head Office. I then gained a second promotion to Leisure & Spa Manager and I truly feel if it wasn’t for the support and encouragement from QHotels I wouldn’t be where I am today – they really believe in progressing staff thought the company and 3 promotions in 3 years is amazing for me!
Kevin McCann, Leisure Club Manager – The Westerwood
I begin my career in the fitness industry three years ago gaining a work placement at The Westerwood Hotel and Golf Resort, after which I joined as a Leisure team member. I was enrolled onto the companies QED leisure management programme with the prospect of fine tuning my management skills and expanding my understanding of club operations. This was a fantastic experience, each module enhancing my knowledge of the industry.
The QED programme allowed fellow students and myself to learn from some of the most senior Group Heads and Directors of the company, which is really unique. Eighteen months from the enrolment stage and six months following the completion of the programme I was then promoted to Leisure Club Manager. The progress has been quick and I put this down to the right guidance, hard work and dedication, which has got me to where I am today.