Apex Hotels has made four senior appointments following strong FY23 results.
Mike Watson becomes Group Finance Director. Prior to joining Apex, he spent a decade leading the family-owned media business interests of DC Thomson, initially as Chief Financial Officer and then latterly as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, Mike worked across several senior finance roles within the hospitality sector with Greene King and also within supply chain and logistics with global services provider Kuehne+Nagel. Mike is a Qualified CA, having joined ICAS in 1999.
Holly Hewett, the new Group Director of Marketing, has over 15 years’ experience working in the beauty and hospitality industries. Holly cut her teeth in international brand management and retail marketing for Walgreens Boots Alliance before joining Mitchells and Butlers where she held numerous roles including Head of Innovation, Divisional Head of Brand for City and Marketing Manager for Premium Country Pubs. Prior to joining Apex Hotels, Holly was Group Marketing Director at Gaucho and M managing brand marketing and communications strategy for the business.
David Lapsley becomes General Manager Pine Trees Hotel. A highly experienced sommelier, former restaurant owner and hotelier, David was the joint founder of Etive, the award-winning fine dining restaurant in Oban. Prior to that, David was Managing Director of The Wine Closet and held General Manager positions at The Royal an Lochan in Argyll and The Putechan Hotel in Campbeltown.
Adam Keatinge, the new General Manager of Hospitality Linen Services, has a wealth of experience working in operations and management in the hotel linen and laundry sector. Before joining Apex Hotels he was General Manager at Shortridge Ltd, providing commercial laundry services to hotels, restaurants across the UK. Earlier in his career, he was an Account Director at Professional Linen Services in Edinburgh supplying to over 200,000 hotel rooms across the country.
Angela Vickers said, “It’s great to welcome Mike, Holly, David and Adam to the Apex family. We are excited to bring on three highly experienced and motivated individuals who all bring something unique to the business.”
Picture: Holly Hewett – Group Director of Marketing and Mike Watson – Group Finance Director