Craig Jackson, general manager at Northcote in Lancashire, has left his position to seek a new venture in hospitality.
Jackson has been at the four-star, 26-bedroom hotel since January 2013, when he joined as guest relations manager.
He was promoted to hotel manager a year later and then moved to take on the role of general manager in October 2015 where he has been ever since, running the hotel with managing director, Craig Bancroft.
Now it’s been confirmed that he has left his position as GM to seek a new venture, three months after Northcote was sold to Britannia Hospitality, the owner of the Stafford London.
“I wanted to explore a different opportunity,” Jackson told BH. “I’ve loved every minute of being at Northcote. It is a very special place which has been part of my life for a very long time.”
The hotel confirmed that Jackson had resigned to ‘move on to new ventures’.
Jackson’s history at the hotel
Northcote as a business has been part of Jackson’s life since the age of 16.
He chose to not go to University but to grow through a dedicated Management Training Course whilst working for Ribble Valley Inns, part of the Northcote Leisure Group. During this course he completed an FD in Hospitality. At the age of 21, Jackson rose to the position of assistant manager.
After a short stint away from the hotel, working at the London Olympics and SBE Entertainment in LA, Jackson moved to Northcote as guest relations manager and then he completed the Master Innholders Aspiring Leaders MIALD course, where he was selected from 50 applications to form a cohort of just 17.
In 2015 he was awarded an Acorn Award from the Caterer, and he was also named Front of House Manager of the Year by Boutique Hotelier in the same year.
Northcote is also home to a Michelin star restaurant headed up by executive chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen.