About this event
We are delighted to confirm we have secured Katie Forrest, People Development Manager at the rather swanky Dakota Hotel in Manchester as our guest speaker for the Tameside Women in Business event which is taking place on 29th September at The Restaurant, at Tameside One – the new college attached to the new council offices.
Event: Tameside Women in Business (TWIBs)
Date: Wednesday 29th September 2021
Timings: 12noon – 2pm
Venue: The Restaurant, Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6BL
Topic: The hospitality sector and staff retention
Raffle prizes have been donated from The Restaurant which include a meal for 4, a meal for 2 and two bottles of wine. All monies raised will go to Bromleys charity of the year which is The Trussell Trust, a national foodbank charity supporting food poverty.
We’ve tweaked the timings for this event as the students running our event will be doing so as an actual working lesson.
12:00pm – Registration and networking
12:30pm – Hot & cold buffet is served by the students
1:00pm – Buffet is cleared
1:10pm – Speaker – Katie Forrest, People Development Manager, Dakota Ho
1:35pm – Q & A with Katie and more networking
2:00pm – Event draws to a close
Please note that this event will be Covid-19 compliant and temperatures will be taken at the sanitising station at the registration desk.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
“Katie’s work ethic and positive attitude has been integral to the success of three Dakota hotel openings across the country.
She joined Dakota Edinburgh on a university placement with the events team, which led to a job front of house. Challenges presented by hotel openings in Glasgow and Leeds saw her whip up the ladder, through reception manager and rooms division executive.
Most recently, she caught the attention of the board of directors, who identified her as having the best qualities to ensure the smooth opening of Dakota Manchester in 2019. Here, she has managed the recruitment and retention of 150 employees, and the implementation of a learning and development strategy.
She is active in providing mental health support for staff, and with her leadership, Dakota Manchester now has as many mental health first-aiders as physical first-aiders. She is also always striving to develop her own skills, including gaining a Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) and beginning a CIPD Level 7 qualification.
Outside of her day-to-day responsibilities, Katie champions the hospitality industry as a guest lecturer for Tameside College and Manchester Metropolitan University, where she also acts as a student mentor. And as branch secretary for the north-west region of Institute of Hospitality, she works to ensure that hospitality is seen as a career of value.”
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