Friday, 20 September 2013

Our Friday Talent Blog-Our Meeting Events Co-Ordinator-Michelle Donovan

Michelle Donovan a native of Turners Cross, relocated to a small village outside of Mallow over four years ago. By her own admission she is now well settled into country life after being a city girl all her life! Michelle a former student of  Cork Institute of Technology completed her marketing degree in 2007. Not content with finishing her studies at a degree level, Michelle studied part time and undertook a course in Tourism Business Practices to supplement her general degree with an industry specific qualification. An avid student, Michelle excelled in college & was awarded for her efforts with the Southern Region Diploma Student of the year 2006, and the Southern Region Graduate of the Year 2007. This success attributed to her appointment as Sales & Marketing Executive at Hayfield Manor. Within the first few months in her new role, Michelle along with the Marketing team undertook a complete rebranding project of the hotel which certainly tested all the skills she had learned in college.

After many years within her marketing role, the position of Meetings and Events Coordinator arose. Michelle decided that she wanted a new challenge to hone her skills. The new position incorporated the promotional skills which she had leaned in her previous role, while also having the advantage of interacting with guests on an individual basis. Since then Michelle has established & built a foundation of wonderful relationships with guests, which ensures that she has the pleasure of welcoming them back time & time again.

Asked what her favourite part about working in Hayfield Manor is” The team that I work with are superb. It’s a busy office but we all help each other out and it makes for a really enjoyable working environment. I also get great satisfaction when I get feedback from guests after their event. In particular with wedding couples, I work with them throughout the whole planning process before their celebrations, and am always delighted to hear that they had a fantastic day. After planning my own wedding I can empathise with how stressful it is planning the day, and I enjoy that I can help couples and make the lead-up to their day that much more (I hope!) relaxed and enjoyable”

During her time off Michelle loves nothing better than lazy weekends and her favourite way to spend a Saturday is to go for a leisurely stroll on the beach or enjoy lunch in some of Cork finest restaurants.

Michelle is busy taking Christmas & New Year’s Eve party bookings, if you wish to book your Christmas or New Year’s Eve party, please ring Michelle on +353 21 4845609 or alternatively please click on below link for further information