New sales manager appointed at popular Leicestershire hotel

Lisa Byrne, Sketchley Grange Hotel

A new sales manager has been appointed at one of Leicestershire’s most popular four-star hotels.

Lisa Byrne has now joined the Hinckley-based venue as sales manager where she’ll focus her time on growing occupancy levels and increasing the number of conferences, banquets and wedding parties.

Originally from Leicester, Byrne started off in the hospitality sector at a young age helping out in the family pub in Yorkshire.

She then started work for Forte Posthouse Hotels and has since gained substantial experience while training in all areas with the hotel catering training board.

Commenting on her appointment Byrne said: “I’m passionate about looking after and building relationships with the guests. The Sketchley Grange Hotel has a really good reputation locally so when the opportunity came about to work here I literally jumped at the chance.

“The venue has benefitted from significant investment in the last 12 months and has raised the bar in terms of what guests now expect from a four-star venue.

“It’s important from a local perspective that The Sketchley Grange Hotel maintains its position as the leading venue if the area as it provides a lot of employment for local people while attracting customers and business from right across the UK.

“We’ll now be extending our outreach to more businesses and tourists looking to stay in the area. These are exciting times for the venue and it’s great to work with a team that really cares about the guests. Because so many of the team are local, there’s a real passion to showcase the venue and area as a whole.

“After all, we’re very often the first point of contact for a lot of people visiting the area for the first time and it’s vital we get the welcome right first time.”