The Oyster Catcher in Rhosneigr Welcomes New General Manager

The Oyster Catcher in Rhosneigr, one of Anglesey’s most iconic landmarks, has appointed a new General Manager to oversee the exciting upcoming developments planned for the venue.

Tommy Hughes, 37, originally from Holyhead, has spent the last 18 years living in Vally on Anglesey, building a successful career in well-established hospitality venues across the island, including the Trearddur Bay Hotel and the Brynteg Holiday Home Park in Llanrung. During his time as Complex Manager there, it was voted as ‘Calor Best Park in Britain’ as well as earning a spot in 2008’s ‘Sunday Times Best Places to Work’.

Speaking of the transition to The Oyster Catcher, Tommy said:

“The Oyster Catcher is such a unique building with a lot of scope for development and I am passionate about its renovation and growth. 16 Hospitality is a highly professional company that really embraces the ethos of providing an exemplary service to each and every one of their customers. It’s an exciting time to join the company: they’re ambitious about their expansion whilst maintaining the same level of care and attention that they give to their customers.

“We want to begin the process of strengthening and developing The Oyster Catcher’s ties to the local community, so we have a whole range of events planned for the upcoming year, from barbeques to beer festivals. Anglesey itself is a real up-and-coming UK holiday destination, but equally, we value its local residents and want them to feel that it’s as much of a venue for them as it is for visitors to the area.”

During Tommy’s short time as General Manager, he has helped facilitate a highly successful Christmas trading period, including a sold-out Locals’ Christmas Party on Saturday 12th December, which raised money for The Cure Parkinsons Trust.

“We are so grateful to everyone that came along to our Locals Christmas Party. It was great to see such a wide demographic of people attending, from families and group of friends to couples and singles. Not only did we raise money for a worthy cause, there was a really friendly, vibrant atmosphere and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We are looking forward to an equally successful trade over the remainder of the Christmas period, including a projected sell-out New Year’s Eve party as well as a successful Christmas week, in which we are open on Boxing Day for the first time.

“I am thrilled to have been offered the position at The Oyster Catcher. We have a lot of exciting plans for 2016, and I am looking forward to seeing them realised over the upcoming year.”

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Our hospitality training programme is open to all ages, whether 18 or 65, all year round. The only requirements are that applicants hold no previous experience and have a strong work ethic.

As well as gaining formal qualifications accredited by City & Guilds, ‘rookies’ will experience what it means to work in the day-to-day operation of hospitality venues, as well as have the unique opportunity to experience exciting and informative external trips with a range of established hospitality partners.

“What we want to offer at The Hub is not only a practical training programme but life-changing experiences, beginning with being handed an alarm clock to help with those early mornings and a ‘rookie’ badge. Those who succeed will not only receive graduation honours, they will receive a job guarantee at either one of our venues or one of our carefully selected partners.” 

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