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Hotel owner hopes to create jobs after refurb
12:04pm Friday 13th September 2013 in News
A HOTEL entrepreneur hopes to increase job opportunities for local people by increasing his workforce following a renovation.
Anthony Tillbrook, who has more than 20 years experience in the hotel business, took over the Devonport Hotel overlooking the River Tees in Middleton One Row, near Darlington, earlier this year.
Following a renovation of the building, Mr Tillbrook said he plans to take on six more staff after recently increasing his workforce from six to 14.
The hotel now also has a new coffee shop, named after Mr Tillbrook’s daughter, Gabriella, and there are also plans to refurbish the hotel bedrooms and add a beauty treatment spa.
Mr Tillbrook said: “One of the main things that drives me to do well is the feedback I have already received from the locals, it is so encouraging.
“It spurs me on to do my best for them and for new customers too; with a dedicated team of people who are ready to put the Devonport back where it belongs.”
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