|ALAN ROBINSON is relishing the challenge of taking control of the highly-successful Sales and Marketing operation at Warwick Conferences . . . even if it does mean dealing with a serious case of ‘girl power’.|
The 45-year-old General Manager of Radcliffe Training and Conference Centre has been handed the responsibility of taking over from Cathy McGreevy, who is leaving her position for a job in Dubai.
Heading up such a lucrative Sales and Marketing operation and driving Warwick Conferences forward in a highly competitive marketplace will be a big challenge for Alan, not least because it involves him taking control of a 26-strong team that is made up entirely of female staff.
it should be an interesting experience,” he admitted. “Some people think that I am a very lucky guy, others are wishing me good luck. It depends which way you look at it, but the very nature of my work has meant I have been in a predominantly female world throughout my career.
“The important thing is that I am taking charge of a very successful team and I see it as my responsibility to carry on the good work. There is little point in changing something that is working so well even though we have to rise to the new challenges in such a competitive marketplace.”
Alan has been General Manager of Radcliffe for the past 13 years after making the switch from the hotel industry where he worked for several of the major hotel chains which took him all over the country.
Originally from Reading, he chose a career in hotel management initially because the social aspect appealed to him.
But after 12 years in the hotel business, he decided to look for more of a specialised market and that was when he was offered the opportunity to join Warwick Conferences and take charge of Radcliffe.
While Alan will be taking over as General Manager of Sales and Marketing, Warwick Conferences have also decided to promote from within in choosing his replacement at Radcliffe. Sandy Russell, who has been Deputy Manager for 17 years, steps up to the position of General Manager.
<< Return to news articles