As Travelodge continues its expansion across the Midlands, national property and construction consultancy Wakemans has completed work on the budget hotel chain’s latest development in Solihull.
Wakemans acted as tenant’s agent on the £10million Solihull Travelodge, which has 82 rooms including SuperRooms, an on-site restaurant called the Bar Café and free car parking.
The new Solihull hotel joins the Birmingham Central Bull Ring Travelodge in offering SuperRooms, the company’s increasingly popular room designed around the ‘premium economy’ concept familiar to airline users. This new class of room is the first of its kind in the UK budget hotel market and enhances the comfort factor for business and leisure customers who want the extra choice of a more premium room.
In a central location, the Solihull Travelodge is a few minutes’ walk from the railway station and close to local amenities, including two shopping centres and a cinema as well as bars and restaurants. It is also a short drive from Birmingham Airport.
Wakemans Divisional Director Nigel Himpson said: “We’re delighted to support Travelodge in implementing its strategic growth plans in the West Midlands. As the region’s economy grows and Solihull, in particular, benefits from rising visitor numbers, this new hotel meets the need for good quality, affordable accommodation.”
Travelodge operates 25 hotels across the West Midlands and Wakemans also played a key role in the development of its Dudley Town Centre, West Bromwich and Walsall properties.
Photo caption: Wakemans has completed work on the new Solihull Travelodge, the budget hotel chain’s 25th property in the West Midlands.
08 May 2019
Well known industry professional Ray Isted has joined Acres Consultancy as a training, marketing and recruitment consultant.
Ray has a proven record of commercial achievement, most notably in senior positions at Whirlpool. His skills range from media and events management to training workshops, client relationship building initiatives and recognising opportunities outside of the norm to promote education and secure brand visibility.
Principal director at Acres Consultancy, Simon Acres says, “We are thrilled that Ray has joined us. He has a first class reputation for enthusiastic and experienced training and will be a great asset to our business as we continue to service a growing, diverse and high profile client base.
Ray added, “I am delighted to be joining such a progressive and professional consultancy. It’s a great time to be joining the team and I am looking forward to the exciting opportunities ahead.”
Graham Jackson, former MD at Bell Northampton has joined Acres Consultancy, extending the range of consultancy services offered to include leadership, coaching and performance management.
Graham led the change programme at Bell Northampton that led to a transformation of the Bell business into an award winning, luxury lifestyle, retailer of homewares, with an 80% increase in sales in 5 years.
In his role as a business improvement consultant with Acres Consultancy, Graham will work alongside Simon Acres with KBB clients and extend their offering to other retail businesses.
“We are delighted that Graham has joined the team,” says principal director Simon Acres. “Graham has a wealth of management expertise after working at board level for 20 years and is well respected for his successful turnaround of the Bells business.
“His skills are complementary to those we already have in the business, which will benefit our clients that will now have access to a comprehensive set of consultancy service that can support sustainable and profitable business growth.”
Graham added, “I am excited about the opportunities working with Simon and the team will bring. The company has a passion for training and shares my belief that investing in people is key to the success of every business.”