Ten out of ten: Bamburgh Castle Inn staff celebrate decade milestone
Longstanding employees at The Bamburgh Castle Inn celebrated their ten-year work anniversary with the pub.
Together David Barella and Maria Badjorova have clocked up over 20 years working with The Bamburgh Castle Inn as the inn's head chef and assistant manager.
They were rewarded for their hard work and dedication to the company along with Jan Moffett of The Lindisfarne Inn at Beal and Charlotte Turner, office manager at The Inn Collection Group which owns both inns, at a presentation with the group's managing director, Sean Donkin.
Sean said: “Loyal and dedicated employees like David, Jan, Charlotte and Maria are the very backbone of our operations. They play a direct role in our continued success as a company, creating award-winning, enjoyable venues from which our customers can eat, drink, sleep and explore from.
“As a company, we believe in investing in our team and supporting them to develop within the organisation from prime sites such as our flagship inn, The Bamburgh Castle which has been a prime site for incubating and nurturing talented individuals. On behalf of The Inn Collection Group I would like to thank them for their valued service and longstanding contribution to the company.”
Maria Badjorova is assistant manager at The Bamburgh Castle Inn, hailed by the Group as its flagship site, where Maria has been an integral part of the team since its opening ten years ago. Beginning as bar supervisor, Maria has overseen the inn’s continued growth, including its 15-room expansion, the redevelopment of the inn’s premium sea view rooms and most recently the addition of a 13-bedroom annexe.
David Barella is head chef at The Bamburgh Castle Inn where he has led the kitchen brigade since the inn opened its doors in 2008. David is instrumental in staff training and takes pride in developing his kitchen team, leading staff to progress their own career journey within the company, from kitchen porter to head chef.
Jan Moffett is head housekeeper at The Lindisfarne Inn at Beal near Holy Island. Jan oversaw the refurbishment and expansion of the inn’s bedrooms and has played a key role in developing its walker and cyclist facilities. Jan regularly takes up the mantle of duty manager and supports The Lindisfarne Inn team to be cross-skilled in all areas of the inn’s operations.
Office manager and PA to Sean Donkin, Charlotte Turner epitomises The Inn Collection Group’s ethos of nurturing staff from within and supporting them to rise through the company’s ranks. Charlotte began her career with The Inn Collection Group as part of The Bamburgh Castle Inn’s front of house team, before progressing to become assistant manager at the group’s top performing inn, before playing a pivotal role in the launch of The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick. Charlotte is the first point of contact within The Inn Collection Group hub and manages its daily office operations.
- If you are interested in joining The Inn Collection Group team, opportunities currently exist at The Bamburgh Castle Inn for front of house staff. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org