Cotswold Conference Centre hosts 60 hotel inspectors for training event

The Cotswold Conference Centre is this week running a four-day residential training course for 60 hotel inspectors.

Cotswold Conference Centre hosts 60 hotel inspectors
Cotswold Conference Centre hosts 60 hotel inspectors

The ‘Food for Thought’ course is being run by G4S’s Quality in Tourism (QIT) team, which is licensed by Visit England to assess 23,000 venues across the UK. The course includes an evening of taste-testing at the Dormy House Hotel near the centre.

Richard Howdle, Cotswold Conference Centre's operations manager, said: "Even though they are on a training course, I’m quite sure, in their heads, all the inspectors will be assessing our rooms, food and service during their stay, but I’ve absolutely no doubt that we’ll meet their expectations.

"We have had a wide range of clients over the years and a residential course for hotel assessors is just one more exciting challenge for the team."

Delegates will be trained on all aspects of their profession, from how best to judge food, to identifying which types of carpet work well in a venue.

Guy Levoir, G4S Assessment Services' operations manager, who is leading the course, said: "We have expert speakers in everything from flooring and carpeting to food and websites so that the QIT assessors can provide the best advice to the 23,000 Visit England venues across the country.

"It’s a highly specialised training course for experts in their field. They never really switch off and at a residential event like this the attendees are inevitably assessing everything around them – it’s what they do."

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