Meet Craig, Cluster Maintenance Manager for The Venues Collection…
It is with affection we often refer to The Venues Collection as TVC. To recognise the integrity & passion of our teams we’ve interviewed several of them so you, our lovely customers, can understand who the people behind the masks are and what makes them proud to be #IAMTVC.
In this edition we speak to Craig…
Your name & job title:
I’m Craig and I work as Cluster Maintenance Manager. I oversee all planned, preventative and reactive works in relation to the buildings, all mechanical and electrical services & the upkeep of the grounds.
Which venue do you work for?
I work at Alexandra House and Milton Hill House.
Alexandra House is a modern conference centre near Swindon, on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Milton Hill House is a Georgian manor house in Oxfordshire.
Both venues are set in acres of green land, so it’s great to be able to work on the buildings themselves but also on the beautiful grounds.
How long have you worked here?
What is the best thing about working for The Venues Collection?
The staff, they understand teamwork.
What is your favourite event type?
Roadshows & corporate events with all rooms in use. There is such a buzz with these types of events especially roadshows with speakers, panel discussions, product conversations, demos, and networking opportunities.
What is your favourite room at your venue and why?
It has to be Milton Hill House lobby, with its fantastic Georgian architecture. For Alexandra House it would have to be the Wroughton or Alexandra suite which are big spaces – ideal while we all have to be socially distanced but need to meet.
How do you feel about the COVID secure changes now in place at the venues?
At the start, yes, things were very different, but we have all adapted and continued our work. We have always worked safely. Following guidelines and adhering to health & safety procedures is not something new, so it has been relatively easy to add these new Coronavirus safety precautions to our jobs.
If customers are worried about visiting a Venues Collection Venue, due to COVID-19, what would you say to reassure them?
We have taken every precaution, our duty of care has you in mind at all times.
Now for a few questions to get to know you even better…
What is your favourite food?
Mediterranean! Anything with olives!
What is your favourite film & why?
Interstellar. Because the physics and visuals are amazing.
What is your ideal holiday destination?
It would have to be Asia, its fantastic!