Andrew Mosley, general manager of The Grand Brighton and a respected face of the Sussex business community, has renewed his pledge to mentor talent in the hospitality sector.
For the third consecutive year, Andrew has been selected as a mentor on Fast Forward 15, an award winning mentoring programme designed to empower and nurture female talent in the hospitality sector.
The industry, which generated over £73bn to the UK economy, is the UK’s 4th biggest employer and Fast Forward 15 was created to help women achieve board level positions in hospitality businesses.
To date, Andrew’s past mentees have accomplished significant success under his guidance and tutorage. Capitalising on his wide ranging experience in the business of hospitality Andrew’s mentees have come from diverse corners of the sector and the world, including Ascot Racecourse, Q Hotels, Center Parcs and The Edition Barcelona.
Andrew has inspired his mentees to pursue mentoring roles of their own, as Kelsey Summerfield of Slaley Hall said: “I took the foundations of the programme and adapted this into my own working environment, so have started to mentor new sales starters myself.
She added: “Andrew has passed on invaluable career advice; to be myself, to embrace my own ‘personal brand’ and to achieve a dream through small, manageable goals - ’what gets measured gets done.’” Alice White of The Goodwood Group has also benefitted hugely from mentoring sessions with Andrew, commenting: “Andrew has helped me build my confidence massively. I never liked public speaking and since meeting Andrew and learning some little techniques I have managed to do four big presentations in front of our leadership team and I’ve gone out to lots of different networking events, something I would have been too scared to do beforehand.”
Amy Hemsley is now at the Worldwide Business Institute, a move which she credits Andrew with assisting her in: “There were a few months last year when I really benefitted from Andrew’s guidance as I had started a role that didn’t work out and there was a period of time where I wasn’t sure what my next step would be. Andrew really helped me to focus and think about what it was I wanted. With his help, I learned an important lesson about the importance of failing and getting back on your feet!”
Andrew has been general manager at The Grand Brighton since 2010 and is currently overseeing a significant capital investment project that will ensure that the hotel remains the face of the Brighton seafront and continues at the fore of the UK’s luxury hotel propositions.
Andrew Mosley, general manager said, “My role as a general manager means that I am very much at the heart of the local community and over the years, I have realised the importance of supporting and helping both the regional economy and our amazing diversity of people. I’m passionate about hospitality as a career as it offers such a varied, changing and exciting environment. It was only when I was approached to mentor on Fast Forward 15 that I realised just how under-represented women were in senior roles within the sector. Hence I became involved and with my fellow mentors have nurtured, championed and cajoled our future talent to better themselves and break through to some enviable personal outcomes.”