Joseph Henry has been appointed as the new general manager of the privately-owned four-star Barton Grange Hotel in Preston, Lancashire.
Located in the Lancashire countryside, the hotel’s services include recently refurbished conference and event spaces for up to 300 people and the Walled Garden; a restaurant renowned for its showcasing of Lancashire producers.
Henry’s role at the Barton Grange Hotel will include overall responsibility for the day to day running of the 51-bedroom hotel, as well as managing the team of 100 staff.
He will be working to ensure the hotel carries on with its reputation for providing the “highest level” of accommodation and guest service, as well as “excellent” local food and drink.
Henry started his career in hospitality on the De Vere Graduate Management Programme, which gave him first-hand experience and training in hotel management.
From there his career in the industry has flourished and he has spent over eight years working across a number of management roles with the De Vere Group and Q Hotels.
Henry is already familiar with Lancashire having completed his degree in Business and Management at the University of Central Lancashire. Following this, he went on to study at Manchester Metropolitan University where he completed a Master’s Degree in Business Management with Events.
Guy Topping, managing director at Barton Grange Hotel, said: “I am delighted to welcome Joseph to the Barton Grange Hotel. He brings with him a wealth of valuable experience from some of the UK’s most well-known hotel chains, as well as completing high-level management training.
“This combination means that Joseph is bringing a wealth of new ideas and fresh opportunities for us to grow the Hotel’s business. We are very excited and know that under Joseph’s management, the next 12-months will see great developments at the Barton Grange Hotel.”
Henry added: “It’s a real honour for me to join the team at the Barton Grange Hotel. The Hotel has so much to offer both corporate and leisure guests and importantly has an incredible team for whom great, genuine guest service is a must. I am delighted to be working with them and look forward to the challenges ahead.”
The Barton Grange Hotel is family owned and the original manor house was opened in 1951. It has 51 bedrooms, five meeting rooms which can host events from 2 to 300 people, a mini gym and swimming pool and sauna facilities.