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Oliver Wortley to join Make Venues Woodland Grange as general manager

Make Venues has appointed Oliver Wortley as general manager of its Woodland Grange property.

The appointment aims to represent the brand’s investment in both people and products.

Wortley joins Make Venues with over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, the majority of which have focused around both conference and meetings alongside operational positions.

As well as holding senior positions at meetings and events brands, including Ettington Chase, Walton Hall and The Welcome, Stratford, he has also worked under brands including De Vere, Mercure, Principal Hayley, and Macdonald Hotels & Resorts.

Wortley commented: “Ever since walking through the door, everything I’ve seen the business do has lived up to its reputation for great customer service. However, I’ve been really excited about the food proposition of the venue as well. We have already done outside BBQs and the team have a real sense of food theatre, and how it can add to the experience of a conference.”

David Vaughton, managing director, Make Venues, said: “Increasingly, we have challenged our senior team to be both leaders, but hands on people as well. This is really important in this new era, it means more motivated team, more interaction with our customers and better service.

“We are really pleased with how we are placed as we move out of lockdown. We have got a strong senior team and the investments we have made in our infrastructure and facilities mean we are offering a better, more modern product to our customers than we were before the lockdown.”