Northumberland’s newest pub The Commissioners Quay Inn has appointed Daniel Evans as its new general manager.
Daniel has stepped up to take the helm of the £4.5m waterfront pub with rooms at Blyth, where he has been assistant manager since its July opening.
Daniel, who hails from Blyth, brings a wealth of customer service, event management and hospitality experience to The Commissioners Quay Inn, which is part of multi-award winning hospitality operators The Inn Collection Group’s estate.
The Inn Collection Group operations director Sean Donkin said: “We are delighted that Daniel has risen through the ranks with the Group to become general manager at The Commissioners Quay Inn. Daniel impressed with his proven track record for implementing strategic business initiatives and with his inbuilt enthusiasm for the role.
“The Inn Collection Group prides itself on delivering a tremendous experience for all our customers, whether they are dining or staying with us and Daniel shares our customer-first vision.
“The Commissioners Quay Inn has enjoyed unprecedented performance in its first three quarters’ trading. We are confident Daniel will build upon this and take the inn towards further growth and exceptional customer service in its exciting new chapter.
Father-of-three Daniel said: “I am very proud to be stepping into the lead at The Commissioners Quay Inn. One of our most powerful assets is our people. Continued investment in staff training, confidence and progression is key for me, and I am looking forward to working with our 60-strong team to bring about further staff training, up skilling and development.
“My team are an integral part in how we deliver on customer expectation, so everyone who walks through our doors - whether they are eating, drinking or staying with us - enjoys a totally individualised experience and returns and recommends us.”
The 40-bedroom Commissioners Quay Inn, located on redeveloped land along Blyth’s Quay Road, is open 365 days a year, serving homemade food and drinks from breakfast through to 9pm.
The expanding Inn Collection Group, a finalist in the prestigious Publican Awards Best Accommodation Operator category, is the largest private bedroom provider in Northumberland with more than 200 bedrooms across its North East estate.
Its portfolio in Northumberland includes The Bamburgh Castle Inn at Seahouses, The Lindisfarne Inn at Beal and The Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick. The estate includes The Seaton Lane Inn near Sunderland, The King’s Head Inn at Newton under Roseberry and The Kingslodge Inn in Durham city centre.
Built by Arch, The Northumberland Development Company, The Commissioners Quay Inn is spread across four floors with superb coastal views from its quayside location. It fills a proven gap in the market for quality and affordable accommodation in the area.