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Lumley Castle appoints new director of sales

Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 12.45.08A former Barclays business leader has been appointed director of sales at a top North East hotel.

Tina Lowes, from Sunderland, who worked at director level for the bank as head of premier and small business for the North East, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, has joined the team at Lumley Castle Hotel, Chester-le-Street.

In her new role, Tina, will be tasked with introducing the historic, four star venue, to a wider corporate and leisure audience.

As well as consolidating the hotel’s reputation as one of the region’s favourite wedding and event venues, she will aim to raise its profile within the business community both regionally and nationally.

“Lumley Castle Hotel is not only magnificent: it’s unique,” said Tina, who has also just completed a six-month contract as director of partnerships and commercial development at Tyne Metropolitan College.

“With spectacular state rooms, opulent bedrooms and, of course, its renowned Black Knight restaurant, there really is nowhere else like it and, increasingly corporate clients are looking for places which offer something a little bit different.

“Lumley Castle is fast becoming a key venue for meetings, conferences, private lunches and large scale events and I shall hope to build on that.”

Christine Gott, general manager at Lumley Castle Hotel, said: “Tina has a strong business background along with great energy and enthusiasm and we are delighted to welcome her to our team.”

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