Graduates get off to the right start at four-star resort

4th September 2012

Graduates get off to the right start at four-star resort TWO young graduates have set their careers off to a flying start at a luxury hotel and resort in Shropshire.

Sophie Reece and Megan Wilton-Morgan, both 22, joined the sales and marketing team at Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf, in Whitchurch, just weeks after graduating from university this summer. 

The pair will be working together to help drive weddings and events at the four-star venue.

“It is fantastic to be working for such a big name like Macdonald,” said Megan, who studied marketing at the University of Liverpool before becoming a sales and events co-ordinator at Hill Valley in Whitchurch.

“This is exactly what I wanted after finishing university so I am really pleased.”

The Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf  is well-known as one of the top 10 golf venues in the UK but is also a prestigious wedding venue with luxury spa and health club as well as conference facilities for up to 300.

Sophie, who lives just a few miles from the hotel in Clive, said: “I studied graphic design and photography at De Montfort University. I was at a crossroads after graduating, then this opportunity came up and I had to take it.

“I am really enjoying it here, it is nice to be part of such a great team and I’m proud to say that I work for the Macdonald group.”

The new recruits have had a busy summer so far arranging regular wedding fayres and making sure brides-to-be know about the four star facilities on offer at Hill Valley.

Sophie added: “It has been a great challenge starting halfway through the wedding season, but our work doesn’t end here.

“We are now looking towards Christmas and working on some of the great events we have coming up over the winter – like the Vegas nights, which have proved a huge success so far.”

Terence Southward, the general manager at Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf, is a firm believer in creating jobs and valuable work experience for young people in the area.

“It is great to have two new graduates on board – it is very difficult for people leaving university today to find employment, especially in their chosen fields which can often be so competitive,” he added.

“I hope both Megan and Sophie enjoy long and happy careers with the Macdonald group.”