Natasha Hayes - Sales and Marketing Manager
Natasha studied English language and literature at the
“Working for Clifton Hotels has been an exciting and diverse experience. I have gained so much knowledge in a relatively short period of time and this has allowed me to develop professionally. There is always a new challenge to take on so working for the company is never boring! I really like working alongside so many fun and talented people.”
Pete Michalski - Excecutive Chef
Pete joined the company in 2004 as a Sous-chef at Racks. In 2006 he was promoted to Head chef at Racks and following that he was promoted to Executive chef in 2012. Over the years Pete has worked in all of the group’s venues and helped to build and manage the kitchen operations in new venues such as No. 4 and The Globe at Hay. Most recently working on the Globe’s festivals How The Light Gets In and Crunch.
"It’s great to be a part of a company which gives you the possibility to work with people and at the very same time the ability to work independently. The company helps you to develop skills and teaches you how to manage your time between creative and organizational tasks. My favorite part of the job is the challenges, as I never know what the new day will bring or what to expect. This means I never get bored and enjoy what I’m doing even more. It’s great to work with people that care about their workplace, are efficient and doing a good job"
Lianna Francis - Private Events Manager
Lianna joined Clifton Hotels as a Graduate Trainee Manager in November 2012, having studied History at the University of Cambridge. By January 2013 she had moved on to become a Private Events Manager for The Square.
“My time with Clifton Hotels has given me the chance to take on roles and responsibilities I would never have thought possible so early in my career. Having started on the graduate scheme, I was given the chance to apply for more senior positions within months, and now I'm involved with managing the Square Club, and with organising a diverse range of events, from small scale parties to huge weddings. Every day is different”
Tim Melling - Revene Manager
Tim studied Economics at the University of Bristol and joined Clifton Hotels on the Graduate scheme in 2008. In 2009 he was promoted to Assistant Manager at the Washington, he then took on his current role of Revenue Manager in 2010.
"The best thing about Clifton Hotels is the opportunity to grow and develop quickly. Seeing your ideas being implemented and succeeding is very rewarding. It's a fun yet focussed team, which is ideal to pushing the company forward."
Sarah Green - Membership and Events Manager
Sarah Studied Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Southampton and joined the company in October 2011. Shortly afterwards she was promoted to the Events Manager for No.4. Currently she is the Membership and Events Manager at the Square and the IAI Events Manager at The Institute of Arts and Ideas.
‘I like Clifton hotels because it’s organic, fast paced and challenging. You are given responsibility and freedom to develop.’
Florence Sivell - Assistant Manager, The Globe
Florence joined the Graduate scheme in February 2013 with a degree in Modern Languages from Durham. After proving herself at the festival at the Globe Florence was quickly promoted to Assistant Manager. She also takes on responsibility for co-ordinating weddings at The Globe.
'The Graduate Trainee Management scheme gave me the opportunity to learn about all aspects of hospitality and management, and to develop many new skills due to it's varied, fast-paced nature. I enjoy the diversity of my role at The Globe at Hay which has allowed me to gain experience in many areas, whilst having lots of fun in the process! It is great to be part of such a friendly, ambitious team of people.'
Ross Benson - Property Development Manager
Ross joined the company on our Graduate scheme in 2012 with a degree in Archaeology from the University of Bristol. Last year he has been given the opportunity to be the site supervisor at our philosophy and music festival ‘How The Light Gets In 2013’ run from the company’s events space, The Globe at Hay-on-Wye. He was promoted to his current position of Property Development Manager in November 2013.
‘Working for Clifton Hotels has given me a brilliant opportunity for personal and professional development, from the very outset opportunities to really make your mark upon the day to day operation of the company are presented and enable ambitious individuals to really develop and succeed in what is a fun, friendly and tight-knit company.’
Jess Milford - Clifton Hotel Manager
Jess, who studied Philosophy at Exeter University, started with us is March 2011 as a graduate. She was promoted to Assistant manager of The Berkeley square in January 2012 and in September 2012 accepted the position of Manager of The Clifton Hotel.
‘Every day is different working in hotels and that’s what makes the job so interesting and exciting; there are always new people to talk to and new problems to solve. I have really enjoyed the early high levels of responsibility and individual development that working for a small group has allowed but most of all it is the people I work with that make my day!’
Anna Cmich - Clifton Quarters House Manager
Anna came to the UK from Poland and joined the Clifton Hotel group in July 2005 as a room attendant. In October 2007 she was promoted to House Manager of the Washington Hotel. After returning from maternity leave Ania has taken on the role of House manager of our expanding Studios division of the company, Clifton Quarters.
‘I am really happy to have been working at this company for such a long time. I have improved my languages and met some really nice people who are always happy to help.’