Sean Donkin joined The Inn Collection Group 12 years ago taking up the mantle of general manager at the group’s flagship pub with rooms, The Bamburgh Castle Inn in the Northumberland.
This year the group has seldom been out of the headlines, with expansion on the front foot. Sean’s focus is leading the growth and expansion of the company, both within and further afield from its North East heartland as well as managing the ongoing operations and investment of the group’s units via its Board.
The Alchemy-backed The Inn Collection Group has a target to double its estate of freehold pubs within the next two years.
Just last month, the Collection acquired its latest property to bring its portfolio to 14, purchasing The Swan in the Lake District and rolling out a major redevelopment of the site before reopening the business under its ‘eat, drink, sleep and explore’ pubs with rooms’ brand.
The powerhouse group has also just been named Best Pub Employer (up to 500 employees) in the recent Publican Awards for a second year running.