Lake District Hotels rewards loyal team with long service awards

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Lake District Hotels has recognised 37 staff members who have been with the company for 10 years or more, at an awards ceremony to celebrate their hard work.

The cohort, who have a combined total of 664 years of service between them, were treated to a Christmas afternoon tea at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa by Derwentwater, one of six Lake District hotels run by the group.

Guests at the ceremony were presented with a goodie bag to take home with them, including a silver-plated personalised photo frame to display a professional photo taken on the day. They also received one or two days of extra annual leave (depending on length of service), an overnight stay with dinner for two in one of the hotels (for those with 15 years or more service), and a thank you card from the group’s directors.

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The group’s longest-serving employee is Cath Serginson, who works at the Borrowdale Hotel and has been with the company for nearly 45 years.

Dani Hope, director of Lake District Hotels, said: “We’ve been thinking about holding long service awards for a while now to show our appreciation for the loyalty of the staff and, after the challenges of the past 18 months due to the pandemic, we felt now was the right time to celebrate something positive.

“Our team is crucial to the company. They help to shape the business with their in-depth understanding of how it works and are key to our continued success…. we hope to celebrate many more years of long service in the future.”

Lake District Hotels employs a total of 330 people who are based at its six venues including the Inn on the Square, the Kings Arms and the Skiddaw Hotel in Keswick town centre; the Borrowdale Hotel in Borrowdale; the Inn on the Lake at Glenridding, and the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa.

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