The Big Venue Interview – Brocket Hall

This September it is all about our Venue of the Month, Brocket Hall Estate. This week we interviewed the well-travelled Sales & Marketing Director, Paul Liczbinski.

 

View of Brocket Hall from the outside and banner

What motivated you to get into the hotel industry and how did your career journey start?

I started out as a Hilton graduate. Worked in Hilton Hotels across Australia, Hong Kong, New York and the UK. Moving away from hotels I began working for British Airways as a Special Services Manager. I then returned to the Hotel industry and opened the Regent Plaza Hotel and Suites as a DOS,

I have held positions at Talking Point (a travel and events company), The Cavendish Hotel in St James, and the Westbury Hotel. After this, I acted as Regional Sales & Marketing Director at Corinthia Hotels; then moved on to open the St James Hotel and Club St James, The Gulf Hotel and Congress Centre in Bahrain, Blenheim Palace and then worked for a company called My Amazing Events.

Finally landing in my current position here at Brocket Hall Estate.   

 

       What attracted you to Brocket Hall in particular?  

The all-round Estate! The Golf Club, The Auberge De Lac and the jewel in the crown Brocket Hall itself.

 

Can you tell us what a typical day as a Sales & Marketing Director at Brocket Hall entails?

Hunting for new business, team briefings, show rounds with future business clients, reviewing new enquires coming into the business and answering numerous emails. A hundred and one things!

         

When it comes to the Event and Conference side of the business do you see any new trends emerging from your client’s request?

Yes definitely! We are seeing an increase in private events such as birthday parties. Our private clients aren’t the only ones celebrating milestones. More and more we are seeing companies come through with celebratory anniversary events with much larger numbers.

What would you consider makes Brocket Hall a great venue?

It’s history, amazing customer service, a food and wine menu to die for and unprecedented attention to detail.  If you are interested in knowing more about the tales of Brocket Hall dating as far back as the 1200’s, take a look at our timeline here

 

What is your favourite feature of the property?

The Brocket Hall Estates Hall and the Prime Minsters Table.

 

Tell us an unusual fact about Brocket Hall that perhaps the general public wouldn’t know?

The Brocket Babies! Over 4,645 babies have been born at Brocket Hall during the second world war from 1941-1946.

Black and white image of woman bathing a newborn baby. Picture taken during second world war at Brocket Hall

 

Finally in just one sentence can you describe Brocket Hall and why it’s a property not to be missed?

Brocket Hall Estate provides an exclusive event space on 540 acres of grounds. With three uniques venues and space for Marquees for up to 2,000 guests.  

 

Man holds award against promotional background

Paul Liczbinski, Sales & Marketing Director.

 

Want to know more about Brocket Hall? Speak to our venue finding team to find out more


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