Posted: 29 April 2021

Ashorne Hill, the award-winning training and meeting venue in Leamington Spa has appointed James Lee as Programme Director to further enhance and develop their suite of blended training programmes.  

James, who has extensive experience in sales, marketing, hospitality, management, and leadership development, joins the team at a crucial point in Ashorne’s journey.  Having recently launched their Digital First Graduate Programme to respond to new client needs over the last year, James will now be responsible for evolving the quality of the learner’s experience and developing new training materials to complement the existing programmes.

Terry Gordon, Learning Solutions Manager said, “James has over 20 years learning and development experience, specialising in sales, business, personal and leadership development.  He will play a key role in driving forward our new digital first and revamped blended training programmes.  His experience means he is ideally positioned to support both the design and delivery of our digital training solutions and the resurgence of face-to-face training, as restrictions ease and we re-open fully to meetings and training”.

Of his new role, James said “I’m really excited to be part of the Ashorne team and can’t wait to get back on site to properly meet everybody. Nothing really beats face-to-face meetings and training.  In the last 12 months, we have seen a big increase in enquiries for remote training programmes and the L&D team pivoted really quickly to meet these demands.  It’s my role to further evolve the programmes and work with the existing venue sales team to drive both digital and blended training programmes.  I can’t wait to get stuck in”.

Ashorne Hill, which is located just off the M40, has 40 meeting rooms, 100 bedrooms and 35 acres of grounds making it an ideal venue for meetings, training and team building events.  To supplement their training offering, they also provide training programmes for graduates and new managers across 10 themes that can be tailored to client needs or taken off the shelf.  Themes cover topics such as communication, leadership, working in teams, project management, operational skills, commercial skills, strategic management, marketing and finance.  Click here to find out about the training programmes on offer.

Ashorne Hill has now re-opened for essential training business only and is taking meeting enquiries for events taking place from 17th May 2021.  Call 01926 488008 or email