Industry Update
Appointment24 April 2013

Gill Jackson

Appointed Head of Sales
At Macdonald Hotels (UK) in Bathgate, United Kingdom

Gill JacksonJackson will be responsible for overseeing all sales activity across the group portfolio of over 45 four- and five-star hotels and resorts throughout the UK and Spain, including the development of the [email protected] proposition with the aim of making it a conference product of choice for agents and conference organisers. Jackson brings with her over 22 years of industry experience and joins Macdonald Hotels and Resorts from her previous role as Sales Director for De Vere Hotels and De Vere Group. Prior to that she held positions including Group Sales Manager for Verve Venues and Area Sales Manager for Initial Style Conferences.

Macdonald Hotels (UK)

Macdonald Hotels has grown steadily over the years to become one of the most respected and successful hotel groups in the UK. The stylish and traditional hotels range from baronial castles to historic country houses and from manor houses to city hotels.
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