Industry Update
Appointment16 October 2017

Jonathan Read

Appointed Head of National Accounts
At Jurys Inn Group Ltd. in Dublin, Ireland

Jonathan ReadJurys Inn is delighted to announce the promotion of Jonathan Read into the new role of Head of National Accounts for the group. Jonathan moves into the new role having held the position as National Account Director at Jurys Inn for six years. He has previously held senior roles at both Q and Penta Hotels and will play a key role in the continuing success of such a critical segment for Jurys Inn. Jonathan Read commented: “I am delighted to take on the new challenge at Jurys Inn and develop the growth of such a strong and well invested brand.” Over the last five years, Jurys Inns have invested over £75 million across all hotels. This significant investment now positions the hotel group as one of the UK’s leading hotel and conference providers, offering state of the art meeting rooms that provide exceptional comfort and space and unrivalled technology.

The Oxford School of Hospitality Management (OSHM)

Jonathan Read (Class of 2001) is a graduate of The Oxford School of Hospitality Management (OSHM) in Oxford - United Kingdom
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Andy Besent - Head of Sales

11 August 2017 — Leading the UK and Irish hotel group, Jurys Inn, is delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Besent as Head of Sales for the Group. Andy will play a key role in continuing Jurys Inn’s successes and enhancing its already strong brand and market position across the UK and Ireland.
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Niall O’Shaughnessy - Hotel Manager

14 March 2017 — Niall O’Shaughnessy has been appointed as Hotel Manager of Jurys Inn Inverness. Niall has worked for the company since 2011, holding a number of senior management positions including Deputy General Manager of the recently refurbished Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel and Conference Venue.
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Jamie Taylor - Director of Business Development

21 October 2016 — Jamie Taylor will join the Jurys Inn sales team this month in the newly created role of Director of Business Development, Jurys Inn Hinckley Island. Jamie has extensive sales experience within the MICE segment gained from 14+ years of on property director of sales and regional roles with groups such as IHG, QHotels and Dhillion Hotels.
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