Big changes have been made to the Northern management team at the UK hospitality group


PREMIUM UK hotel group, Cairn Group, has appointed new northern operations director, Michael Sheldon, to help accelerate growth within the business.


Responsible for all areas of operations across Cairn Group’s northern venues, including Redworth Hall Hotel, Elmbank Hotel, and Harrogate Majestic Hotel, Michael brings nearly 20 years’ experience of leadership roles within the industry, shaping the brand, culture and overall growth of several luxury hotels, resorts and Michelin star restaurants across London, Leeds and Manchester.


Michael joins the business with extensive knowledge of the industry and a track record in delivering profitability and strong leadership through his deep understanding of guest needs and his ability to lead and support people and projects.


Commenting on what attracted him to Cairn Group, Michael said: “Cairn Hotel Group has an impressive portfolio of hotel and restaurant brands nationwide, so the opportunity to support the growth of the venues in the North after a challenging couple of years across the hospitality sector is one that’s incredibly exciting. I’ve always had a passion for good food & wine, developing people and excellent customer service, so I can’t wait to get stuck in with the team.”


Cairn Group HR director, Richard Adams added: “Michael has a wealth of knowledge, notable experience, and a passion for hospitality, making him the perfect fit for our business. He has worked in some fantastic locations across the UK during his career and with his values, we’re confident that he will lead and drive our northern properties to achieve great things.”


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Cairn Hotel Group (CHG) is a leading UK hospitality company. CHG owns and operates a portfolio of over 60 hotels, spas, restaurants, and bars across the UK and is proud to employ over 2,000 people across its sites and head office.

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