In just two years, Adam Dyke, general manager at The Devonshire Arms, has achieved a great deal.
Having joined the luxury Yorkshire property in 2015, he has quickly become established as a real ‘young trailblazer’ in the industry, implementing a number of new strategies, ways to work at his hotel as well as stepping into new roles that will see his voice heard in the wider hospitality sector.
In 2017 he championed a four-day working week for chefs in the hotel’s _ ne dining Burlington Restaurant in a bid to give staff a better work / life balance and combat the chef shortage that has hit so many establishments in the industry. He also oversaw the recruitment of a new head chef to the Burlington, who has helped upped the offering and drive staff retention among the kitchen team. Earlier this year Adam managed the hotel through a £500k renovation, with bedrooms, bathrooms and both restaurants undergoing changes to keep standards sky high at The Devonshire Arms.
All of this has helped the hotel to record year-on-year profit increases across the business.
This work did not go unnoticed by the industry either. In 2017, Dyke was named our very own General Manager of the Year at the Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards, and has recently been appointed BHA Chair for the North of England, meaning he now has a greater platform to implement change and innovation across the trade.
He also completed the General Management Programme Scholarship at Cornell University having been a successful applicant of the Master Innholders programme.