Your definition of hospitality? The wonderful and generous entertainment of guests, staff and friends alike providing memorable life experiences.
What does sustainability mean to you? Using what we have more sensibly without harming the environment to be used by others in their lifetime.
Team or staff, and why? Both …great team, great staff. Collectively not a team of stars, a star team. All for one and one for all …only together can we make it one for all.
Where do you see hospitality’s priorities? Encouragement of staff to return and fill the void left from this horrible Pandemic. Create awareness that this industry is a great place to work, meet friends and develop the very best skills that will support you for life.
Is hospitality local or global? Both …everyone should experience different cultures of hospitality both near and far. It creates difference and wondrous memories.
What’s best about your weekend? Time out, time in and winding down doing the opposite to my working week. Recharge the brain matter and enjoy some fab time with the boss. Mrs. A and our lovely woofer Rosie.
I relax by… Listening to music, gardening and some lovely slow smoked cooking in our Barbeque kitchen…maybe an odd moment on the bass guitar as well!
Eat out or eat in? Both are great, both are fun. I adore cooking always have and I’m passionate about simple deep south BBQ food, just love it.
Tea or coffee? T
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise our readers. I was, and I guess still am when called upon a semi professional musician. Fully trained and qualified in Trumpet (distinction Grade 8 when I was 14) and also self-taught on Bass Guitar. Played in Europe a few times and Albert Hall in 1984. Later on then played in a blues band for around 15 years. I still pick it up and feels like I’ve never put it down. Music is such a great skill to have, I am very lucky it has allowed me to play in such wonderful and incredibly large venues all over for many, many years.
Paul Anderson FIH, M.C.G.C, Managing Director, Meiko UK