September 2008

Published on 

September 15, 2008



Congratulations to

Chris Hall, appointed GM at BH from Monday 8th September. Chris has worked for West Lodge Park for the past 2½ years as C&B Manager and then as Deputy General Manager. Ably supported by a great team at BH, Chris is looking forward to starting at BH at this busy time of year.

Awards to our fantastic team!

To Wayne Turner on completing 5 years service at Beales Hotels, as Head Chef and Executive Chef. During this time Wayne has achieved continual 2 AA Rosette status at WLP and won 2 AA rosettes at BH – a great achievement. [pic top]

To Anthony Browning on a superb 30 years service at West Lodge Park as Sommelier – a record to be deeply proud of [pic bottom].

To Grant Cook on his first decade at Beales Hotels as Estates Manager with Chestnut Lodge, The Orangery, Beales Hotel and Buckingham Beales Hotel all having featured on his watch. [pic bottom]

To Esther Smith (WLP Housekeeping) and Ron Clark (WLP lounge), winners of the Simply the Best award for WLP in July and August respectively.

Training gongs!

To Mark Reid (WLP Kitchen) for multiple distinctions and merits from his exams at Southgate College.

To Daniel Healey [pic 1], John Keane [pic 2], Diego Granada [pic 3] and Wayne Turner [pic 4] for Level 3 food hygiene successes.

To Lauren Pryor [pic 5], Grant Cook [pic 6], Matthew Crox ford [pic 7] and Jacek Swicecki for their new 4 day First Aid at Work qualifications

To Dawn Brumwell for NVQ Level 2 Housekeeping award


To Baroness Thatcher who had lunch in August with colleagues from Finchley Conservative Association. Although frail, she was still very much herself. Her last visit to WLP is believed to have been in 1975 although she had been a regular visitor to the Firs for many years. It was a prestigious visit, immaculately handled by David Seward, Wayne Turner and their teams.

To Nathan Wiffen, Restaurant Manager at WLP, from Hendon Hall Hotel. [pic right]

In Memoriam

The family of Stuart Dickson who worked at WLP from 1980 to 2006 recently planted a tree “Arbutus Menziesii” in memory of Stuart in the grounds at WLP – Stuart’s Mother is pictured here with the party. [pic right]

And finally…

after years of us driving around in a second rate and very rusty van, Beales Hotels are proud to present our smart addition to our vehicle fleet! [pic right]

Andrew Beale
Managing Director