We are delighted to announce that Assistant Manager Jeremy Whitworth has been promoted to the role of Deputy General Manager.
Jeremy, 26, began his career at our sister property, Careys Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst, in 2010, as a casual Chef de Rang.
During his time at Careys Manor, he implemented several new service standards and seized every opportunity to develop his skill set, completing various training courses and rising through the ranks to the role of Assistant Hotel Manager.
In 2015, Jeremy was a finalist in the Young Business Person of the Year category at the New Forest Business in Brilliance Awards.
Jeremy joined Careys Manor after his time studying hospitality and catering at Brockenhurst College, where he won four medals at the World Skills competition in 2009, becoming the first person at Brockenhurst College to win a prestigious gold medal.
Recently appointed an ambassador of the hospitality and catering department at Brockenhurst College, Jeremy hosts apprentice dinners at the college and gives inspiring talks to new apprentices. He has also been on the panel of judges at the World Skills competition.
Jeremy moved to the Montagu Arms in 2016 as Assistant Manager.
As the new Deputy General Manager, Jeremy will have the additional responsibility of the day-to-day operations of the hotel, managing the heads of department and their training and development, and working closely with the General Manager to control expenditure and manage the annual budgets.
“I am looking forward to tackling this new and challenging role,” says Jeremy.
“I believe strongly in nurturing the next generation of hospitality talent and will be personally training and mentoring new starters.
“It has been a fantastic journey so far, and I have always wanted to push myself to better things and learning more and more.
“This is a job you do because you love it and you want to put in 110 per cent to make everything perfect.
“The Montagu Arms is unique; the traditional English style is beautiful, and we are proud of the amazing personal service we give to all our guests.”
Andrew Nightingale, General Manager says: “Jeremy has shown great drive and ambition in his quick progression to Deputy General Manager.
“During the time he has been with us, he has gone to great lengths to develop his skills set to deliver a quality guest experience. He’s undergone wine training with the head sommelier, does his own research to extend his knowledge of our food produce, and covers the desk of the Events Manager to learn more about sales.
“He is a great manager of people, and believes in building a sense of togetherness, loyalty and a family culture among his team.
“I’m sure Jeremy will be as successful in his new role as he has been in everything he has done since starting his career with us.”
Whether you are thinking about a career in hospitality or looking to continue on your career path, join our friendly and growing business offering many excellent training and development opportunities.