Gavin Percy has been appointed as the new Commercial Director for Corus Hotels & Laura Ashley Hotels following his stint in the acting capacity as Director of Sales.
As Commercial Director, Gavin will be responsible for building an effective and proactive structure to help drive the company forward. The Sales, Marketing and Rates & Distribution departments will report to the Commercial Director, who will be responsible for enhancing communication and coordination across the three departments, as well as increase work efficiency.
Gavin Percy commented; “I really look forward to working alongside senior management and the commercial team to take the company forward to the next stage in its development as a leader in the mid and upscale hotel sector.”
James Joshua joined Corus Hotels Ltd as Contracts & Procurement Manager, concurrently ‘In-house Counsel’ on the 16th of October 2017. With an extensive legal background in the construction and energy sectors as well as experience in managing statutory and regulatory compliance in the UK and overseas, James will be responsible for developing and negotiating contracts on behalf of the company, as well as managing supplier relationships and strategies.
On top of this, James will be responsible for advising on Data Protection matters and acting as the company’s in-house Counsel. James’ skillset as a qualified barrister, alongside his possession of an MBA and PgCert Quantity Surveying, will be of great benefit to the company moving forwards.
James Joshua added; “I am excited to join Corus & Laura Ashley Hotel Group and look forward to working alongside senior management and my colleagues at our various hotels to help define the company as a niche brand leader in its mid and upscale hotel market segments.”
Announcing the new appointments, Corus Hotels HR Manager, Enza Guglielmo, said “We look forward to working with Gavin Percy and James Joshua, and we wish them the very best as they take up their new positions and extend our cooperative effort to them both for the success of the business.”