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< Back to news 17 November, 2014

Beacon strengthens its senior management team with two new additions

We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new members of staff to the senior management team of our parent company, Interchange and Consort Hotels.

Joining the team as Chief Commercial Officer, Rob Payne brings with him a myriad of experience in the healthcare sector, having previously worked as Director of Marketing for BUPA.  As well as this, having worked with East Coast Trains including responsibility for the first class offer and food and beverage ranges, Rob has a broad knowledge of the catering sector. In his new role, Rob will work closely with the Beacon team as it looks to expand its services and value that it offers to its customers. 

Andrew Denton joins the team as Head Of Communications, having previously worked as Head of Media for the Yorkshire Grand Départ, Andrew brings vast experience in managing communications on a regional, national and international scale. Furthermore, Andrew has worked with instantly recognisable brands such as Manchester United, The Football League and Welcome To Yorkshire. In his new role, Andrew will work with Beacon to support its promotion in the media in order to generate and optimise new business.

Speaking of his new role, Rob commented:

“This new role is a varied and challenging one for me, which I am excited about. With my experience within the healthcare sector I have hit the ground running and can already see ways in which we can add to the commercial value of Beacon to benefit our customers. I’ve joined the team at a really exciting time and am looking forward to a successful 2015 and beyond.”

Andrew also commented on his new role:

“Beacon is a market leader so it’s an exciting time to join the company when there are so many great developments being planned and implemented, such as the online ordering platform and new data driven approach to suppliers and customers. I am looking forward to the challenge of a new sector and the opportunity to help Beacon cement its position in the marketplace.”