On Sunday 11th June, Victoria faced the Cleveland 4 Peak challenge, along with her friends, family and dog Rosie.
Setting off at 8:30am, they left Guisborough Woodland Walkway carpark, wearing their luminous t-shirts. The weather was fair however the wind grew stronger as they reached the first peak: Roseberry Topping.
Sounds too easy? Due to a friends’ pledge condition, the males of the group had to do press-ups every time they reached a peak!
The route to the next peak, Captain Cooks Monument, took the Cleveland Way and resulted in more press-ups. After lunch, the group continued to peak 3: Codhill Heights, chasing Rosie and discovering wild woodland leaves that tasted of apples.
The final stretch was to Highcliff Nab, where the weather took a turn for the worse, but it didn’t dampen their spirits. The group completed the 12.6 mile 4 peak walk on Sunday tired but happy. Rosie was extremely happy to have so much attention from everyone on the walk, and could have kept going…. Next challenge anyone?
A massive thank you to everyone who sponsored the group. They have raised an amazing £1361.89! This really is a great charity doing excellent work to help kids with autism, and everyone is so grateful for all the support that they receive!
We have marked our 11th anniversary by extending and strengthening our services.
We have teamed up with executive travel group, Horncastle, to incorporate flights into our corporate packages, bolstering our links to over 80,000 worldwide accommodation venues.
We have also further developed ApprenticeStop – a service for organisations running apprentice or staff residential programmes – which launched in 2016. Intuitive software enables clients to track bookings and delegate information and produce reports and audit trails, such as those required in the education sector by OFSTED.
Both this and EventStop – the online events management tool the firm launched earlier this year – are driven by software developed in-house by our technical team.
These services come on the back of 11 successful years in business, each of which has seen 30 to 40 per cent year-on-year revenue growth. Our company was founded by Victoria Brunton and Amanda Jackson in 2006 and has since built up a team of 18, 3,000 UK and European Venue suppliers and around 50 corporate clients.
We are now confident of further expansion in the years ahead; Victoria said: “The market has changed significantly since we first launched but we’re constantly talking to our customers and looking for ways to make their lives easier.
“A key part of our growth has been our recognition that software solutions are becoming increasingly important in hospitality. We’ve positioned ourselves at the forefront of this trend and have been able to offer clients the greater control that many now demand.”
Amanda added: “Over the next few years, we believe we can maintain the growth trajectory we’ve been on to date. More importantly, however, our goals are to continue making customers happy, being innovative and coming up with new ways of improving our services.”
We’re looking forward to continuing our expansion by recruiting for new roles in the second half of 2017.
This year, we are proud to announce that our 2017 fundraising will support Daisy Chain which aims to provide a haven for families affected by autism through its Day Centre and Farm.
We are aiming to raise (and beat) £1000 !!
To reach this target, our team are going to participate and complete challenges throughout the year.
Hospitality Guaranteed are also donating a percentage of all ticket sales made through our recently launched online tool EventStop to the charity.
To find out more, or if you would like to take part in our raffle to raise funds and awareness for world autism week, please visit our Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/Hospitalityguaranteeddaisychain
AccommodationStop is now available via app – to allow you to review and amend your bookings on the go!
The system holds all your pre-stored information and allows you to book, pay for and amend accommodation bookings – all from your mobile phone.
On the app, you can also view your payment details if required on check-in and check-out.
You can access the app via the AccommodationStop website and the link will transfer you, already logged in, to the Conferma Mobile Booker – an online booking portal for all accommodation UK based and internationally.
Alternatively, to access the app just download the Conferma Mobile Booker, and log in with your AccommodationStop account details.
We are pleased to announce that Anna Ly, has joined the team as accommodation, conference and events (ACE) Coordinator. Anna will liaise with hotels and ConferenceStop’s customers to organise bookings and ensure all their requirements are met to the highest standard.
Anna has extensive experience in the hospitality industry having previously worked at the DoubleTree by Hilton for nine years as Group Conferencing Executive. Anna has also completed a BA (Hons) in Tourism Business Management at the University College of Birmingham.
Speaking of her new role Anna said: “Hospitality Guaranteed has an excellent reputation for the breadth of services it offers, and the high quality it delivers and I am delighted to join the company.
“Having previously organised conferences on behalf of a hotel, I am looking forward to working on the other side of the fence and developing close relationships with our clients to source venues that best suit their specifications.”