I’m Clare and I am the Meeting and Events Sales Manager at The County. You’ll be speaking to me for your meetings and events and I’m responsible for not only promoting and selling the facilities at The County but also ensuring our guests are happy on the day.
Having worked in the hotel industry for 21 years in all departments, I decided that the sales environment was for me. No day is ever the same and I’m often caught rolling up my sleeves and helping out on the floor.
Quick fire Q&A
What do you like doing in when you’re not at work?
Being part of Inspiration, a 300 strong community choir for The Sage, Gateshead and I am a Second Soprano
Favourite TV programme?
Come Dine With Me
Who has inspired you in your career?
One of my General Managers in the early days was a real “old school hotelier”. He taught me the importance of great customer service and I still use his advice to this day
Who would be your dream hotel guest?
Pavarotti - classic tenor of his time and my late Grandad’s favourite
Your top tips for ensuring a business conference runs smoothly from start to finish:
- Diversify your presentation methods
- Never underestimate the power of food at a meeting
- Take regular breaks throughout the day