Sarah keeps eyes on prize at hotel awards


A worker at Matfen Hall Hotel was among the success stories at this year’s North East Hotel Excellence Awards.

Sarah Barber, Sales and Marketing Director at the Northumberland hotel, won the award for sales excellence at a ceremony at the Hilton in Gateshead attended by more than 400 employees at hotels across the region.

“I am absolutely ecstatic,” she said. “This wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of the whole sales team and is testament to all their hard work too.”

Her boss, Matfen Hall Managing Director Bernard Bloodworth, also Joint Chairman of the North East Hotels Association, the event’s organiser, said: “This year’s event was our biggest and best to date.

“We are hugely fortunate in having some of the brightest and best performers, and this is our chance to thank them.”