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< Back to case studies 25 June, 2014

Stoke Rochford Hall

Stoke Rochford Hall is a Grade 1 listed Victorian mansion which was originally built as a private residence. It has been fully restored and is now a hotel and conference centre in set in 28 acres of parkland located in the East Midlands.

Barry Clark, the General Manager of Stoke Rochford Hall tells us why he works with Beacon.

“It almost goes without saying that in today’s challenging economy, all independent venues are looking at ways to maximise revenues. Having sales figures up on the previous year is always great news for any venue, but independents need to look at doing much more than increasing sales.

My belief is that it’s actually the other page of the ledger book where independents really need to focus - and that’s your costs. My advice to all independents is to find someone out there who can help make the business engine run more effectively. For me, it’s Beacon.

Working with a partner like Beacon means you can make a real difference to the bottom line – which is even more important in the current tough economic conditions.

We save between 10-50% on everything from cleaning products to crockery and TVs to maintenance costs, which otherwise, as an independent, we could never achieve. Locally, I’ve seen four venues close and one go into administration over a one year period. Obviously, increasing sales are crucial, but manage the other end of your business by as little as 5% and you can save yourself over a quarter of a million pounds! Where are you going to find that kind of business this year?”