Charlotte started in the hospitality industry in 2004 as front of house of one of the craziest nightclubs in Leeds, spending 10 years working for Luminar Leisure moving around the country, developing a passion for the hospitality industry. In 2014, she left Luminar to take on a General Manager position in Manchester City Centre and then Leeds, going back to where in all started. In 2016, Charlotte moved into Business Development Management where Sales, Marketing, Creative, Business Models and Moving Businesses into a profit was always a strength.
Charlotte is now Head of Business and Corporate Development Manager for a variety of venues in Manchester, London, and many more UK cities.
“Manchester is different to most cities; the hospitality industry is huge and forever growing. Manchester Hospitality Network is there for support and to help bring key people throughout the industry together. Sitting on the board and co-founding MHN an absolute privilege and I will certainly do my utmost to go above and beyond for anyone, whether it’s business, personal or a shoulder, wherever I can be, I will be”
Greg kickstarted his journey in the hospitality industry while pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management at Salford University, making waves at the Alchemist. Presently, he holds the position of Hospitality Development Director PLC, where he plays a pivotal rile in shaping employee engagement strategies with the sector. Additionally, Greg lends his expertise to So Lets Talk as a non-executive director.
“Whilst the Manchester Hospitality community has always been strong, we felt there was a gap for the management and sales / marketing professionals within hospitality, so we decided to create our own group specifically for networking and support. 2500+ members later we believe the Manchester Hospitality Network can make a string impact on supporting the hospitality community, other associations and every professional involved”
Over eighteen of marketing, sales and events experience across the hospitality and leisure sector in Manchester and the North West.
Jake has worked with some of Manchester’s most loved and recognisable brands including Black Dog Ballroom, Crazy Pedros, Dog Bowl and Manchester Confidential, Jake has built a strong affiliation within Manchester’s Hospitality community.
Jake saw the need for a platform for hospitality professionals in Manchester to network, share business, make new contacts, and support one another which is why he wanted to build Manchester Hospitality Network.
Sophie is hospitality through and through. Starting as a 15 year old Saturday girl in her local cafe, she has worked her way up to manage tearooms and cocktail bars to then completely transform a former gastro pub to open the first American smokehouse in Shropshire- it’s success was a testament to the hard work and dedication with a team of over 50 employees before an offer was made that they couldn’t refuse and it was sold.
Sophie then went on to open a boutique hotel and sports bar/ diner in her hometown before moving to Manchester.
With years in hospitality sales working alongside hotels, spas and restaurants to now heading up the business and corporate development at Albert’s Schloss and becoming the face of Manchester’s most popular bar.
‘Joining the Manchester hospitality network is a real privilege as I am so passionate about bringing everyone to work together in the city from events, hotels and restaurants.
We can all help each other- I truly believe that networking is the most powerful thing you to do to elevate your career- MHN events are the best way to do just that. ‘