Posted: 4 May 2022

There are loads of exciting investments and developments taking place at Ashorne Hill. Today we catch-up with Becky Brooks to find out more about all the latest news.

Your name: Becky Brooks

Your job title:  Business Development Manager

Tell us a little about your role and how this has now progressed for the new financial year? 

My role as Business Development Manager really comes down to promoting Ashorne Hill and spreading the word of what an amazing venue and training facility we really are.

The main objective of the role is finding new business, growing and supporting our existing accounts and customers and working alongside our agent partners to ensure we provide the best service possible.

Alongside selling our fantastic venue for your meeting and training needs we also deliver management training programmes provided by our onsite facilitators. We offer three distinct blended learning programmes covering Graduates, First Time Manager and Manager of Managers. We also cover a range of soft skill programmes and coaching.

What do you love the most about your role at Ashorne Hill and your clients?

I love that my role allows me to meet with our clients both new and existing and allows me to attend exhibitions and networking events (if you know me, you’ll know I love to talk). I believe this is fundamental in securing relationships with our clients and applies trust that Ashorne Hill will always deliver above and beyond.

I also love showing what Ashorne Hill can offer, there is nothing better than a site visit on a beautiful day, we are so lucky as our facilities really are amazing.  We are also uniquely positioned to be able to offer training space, training programmes and expert training facilitators.  A one-stop training solution.

You mention that Ashorne Hill is a training programme provider, what would you recommend to clients who would like to find out more? 

If companies are looking into management training in any shape or form, we are the place for you. We can provide several solutions for various training needs with our dedicated onsite training team and digital development team.

In my role I work closely with our learning business development executive Lisa; to bring training solutions to clients.

 And finally, tell us a little bit about what both meeting and training clients are currently needing from the venue they book.

There has been a surge of enquiries for face-to-face meetings and training.  Whilst virtual meetings and blended training solutions have met a need over the last couple of years, many businesses are now craving face-to-face time.  Enquiries are currently short lead and there’s a lot more demand than normal right now.  So, if you’re thinking of booking a meeting or training session, do it quickly.

This short lead business can put a bit of pressure on venues that are struggling to recruit but luckily at Ashorne Hill we have a tight knit team who work really well together to continue to deliver great service to meeting planners and trainers.