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New General Manager appointed at Derby Conference Centre

New General Manager appointed at Derby Conference Centre

An exciting change is happening at The Derby Conference Centre. Richard Jones has been internally promoted from Conference Centre Manager to General Manager.

Current managing director, Matthew Hutchings will be leaving the business, after four successful years at the DCC, leaving it with strong commercial results, a trusted brand, excellent service levels and an outstanding reputation within the community.

Richard has been with the business for 3 years and brings with him a wealth of experience from hotels across the country, over an impressive 30-year career in the hospitality industry. Starting out as a Kitchen Porter at 18, moving on to be nights manger of a 150+ bedroom hotel and having a range of Senior Management and General Manager roles - he is keen to continue building on Matt’s vision for The Derby Conference Centre, with a similar focus on encouraging and motivating his team.

This is the first time that the conference centre has seen a General Manager, rather than Managing Director, and Richard is keen to make it a success.

Richard had this to say:-

“I can’t tell you how excited I am in continuing the journey of the DCC of becoming the number one hospitality venue in Derbyshire and how proud I am to work alongside such a hardworking, loyal, and passionate team at the DCC.”

About Derby Conference Centre (DCC)

The Derby Conference Centre is a unique and versatile venue in the prime, central location of Derby. Our beautiful Grade II listed building houses a fantastic array of conference rooms, meeting rooms, 50 en-suite hotel bedrooms and our self-catering accommodation available at the India House Hotel.

Once home to the British Rail Training College, our elegant exterior, art deco features and distinctive sunken lounge are the perfect backdrop for a corporate event or place to stay for a weekend away.

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Picture: Matt & Richard

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