The independent firm, headquartered in Poole, Dorset, launched its hospitality recruitment arm 18 months ago. Now, with a growing order book, the firm is relocating the division to Bournemouth, opening an office in the resort’s Hinton Road, with an initial two staff and plans to increase headcount.
Michelle Brennan and Rachel Wilson are focused on temporary and permanent appointments, from housekeeping, porters and chefs to general managers, heads of department and marketing/sales, and will also be continuing with UK-wide sales, marketing and revenue roles.
They act for a range of businesses, from UK and international hotel groups and independent accommodation providers to restaurants and public entertainment venues.
Brennan has ten years’ experience in hotel sales, marketing and revenue recruitment across the UK, and Wilson has a similar time with hotel management, along with more than two years in hospitality recruitment.
Jason Gault, TeamJobs’ managing director, said: “Brand Bournemouth has tipped its hat at being a world-class seaside resort, with superb events and attractions.
“With AFC Bournemouth’s promotion to the top-flight Barclays Premier League, hotels, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues are likely to see an increase in trade from visiting away fans looking to make a weekend soccer-and-sand break, especially given that the beaches are the best in the league.
“This will reportedly boost the local economy by more than £50m and, with hundreds of millions of people around the world following the league, the branding exposure for Bournemouth will be immense, with all the positive benefits that will bring to the businesses we supply staff to.
“Britain’s hospitality market is said to be worth £90 billion – the business opportunities are immense and the sector is crying out for quality employees in a digital age where customer online feedback could make or break your business.”