Whittlebury Hall announces new appointment for Learning & Development

Date Posted:03/05/2018

Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire is delighted to announce the appointment of specialist in team growth and development, Lynn Lockley.  Lynn’s recruitment comes as part of the resort’s drive to retain and develop talented hospitality team members.  Lynn will initiate a new plan specifically developed for this purpose called ‘Grow’.

In an environment where increasingly employees feel the need to move on to move up, Whittlebury Hall’s new ‘Grow’ programme seeks to reset the trend. Grow will focus on retaining the Towcester business’ home-grown talent. The scheme will offer upward mobility through the golf & spa hotel and conference centre’s ranks to avoid the self-defeating cycle of continuously training talent only to lose it.

The first stage in establishing Grow sees Whittlebury Hall welcome Lynn Lockley as its new Learning & Development Manager. With almost 20 years’ experience, primarily with global blue-chip companies in the service sector, Lynn brings vast experience to the development of the new in-house programme. 

Lynn managed the training programme for Burger King following its acquisition of Wimpy and was tasked with assimilating several hundred new staff and managers into their new brand. As European Manager of Training for Disney Store, she created a programme promoting staff training and development across five countries.

At Whittlebury Lynn will initially focus the Grow programme on developing personal attributes to support achievement goals in the workplace and successful working with both colleagues and guests. 

Bernhard Zechner, operations manager of Whittlebury Hall, said: “We are delighted to have Lynn at Whittlebury Hall and excited to see Grow begin to develop the skills base and advancement opportunities of our excellent staff.” 

For more information about Whittlebury Hall, visit www.whittlebury.com




Notes to editors:

Recently united Whittlebury Hall and Whittlebury Park provide the perfect backdrop for both corporate clients and leisure guests.

Nestled in hundreds of acres of ancient parkland and just a 10-minute drive from junction 15a of the M1 and 20 minutes from central Milton Keynes, Whittlebury offers an award-winning 254-bedroom four-star hotel, conference and training centre, a 2 AA Rosette restaurant, meetings and events facilities catering for up to 3,000 delegates as well as a luxurious spa and first-class golf facilities. 

The golf facilities at Whittlebury are second-to-none with a 36-hole Championship golf course, driving range, simulators, PGA professional coaches, Callaway fitting centre and award-winning Atrium Clubhouse within its grounds.

Awards won by Whittlebury include; Conference and Banqueting Team of the Year at the Hotel Cateys 2015; Best for Weddings, Parties and Special Events at the 2016 Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence; and Best Spa for Groups Award in the Good Spa Guide Awards.

Whittlebury also holds an AIM GOLD accreditation, the meetings industry’s recognised mark of excellence from the Meetings Industry Association and offers meetings and events delegates superfast free 1GB unlimited Wi-Fi across 20 conference and training suites and 28 syndicate rooms.


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