Promoted Head of Operations: Rooms Division and Revenue Optimisation
At Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
Angus Spurr has been appointed as the new Head of Operations: Rooms Division and Revenue Optimisation at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront in Cape Town, having previously been the hotel's Food and Drinks Manager. A born-and-bred South Africa, Spurr hails originally from Roosevelt Park in Johannesburg, and studied Hospitality Management at WITS Technicon. His career in the hospitality industry spans some 20 years, including eight years in the UK working for a variety of hotels.Spurr began his career in the industry with the Protea Group, his first position being Marketing Co-ordinator at the Protea Hotel Wanderers in Johannesburg from 2001 to 2003. Wanting to go into the operational side of the industry, he moved across to the position of Assistant Food and Beverage Manager where he stayed until 2005. A promotion then saw him become the Head of Department, Food and Beverage Management, at the Protea Hotel Gold Reef City. But, in 2006, the United Kingdom beckone d.From there, he moved on to the Novotel London Waterloo, where he continued in the role of Food and Beverage Manager - a position which developed into Operations Manager.
While he considers his biggest achievement to be his family (he has a wife and three daughters who he credits for his success as being his "support system"), he quite unexpectedly says that his biggest learning moment was getting lost on a Leadership Course in Arthog, Wales.