Position National account manager, Marriott National Sales Team
Nominator Mark Leyland
Proudest career moment Being given the Marriott Chairman's Circle Award this year for exceeding all my key targets. Only 3% of Marriott's global sales team achieved this award and only a couple in the UK during what was and is still a challenging landscape for the hospitality industry in the UK.
Greatest inspiration My father. He was an area sales director in a leading national company before starting his own business and his natural passion for sales rubbed off on me. His advice was that if I didn't believe in what I was selling I shouldn't sell it.
Scott Brown's career started with part-time jobs at Marriott hotels in 2006. He took his first full-time role as leisure membership sales advisor in 2006 and steadily progressed to golf and leisure sales manager with a £2.4m budget. But Scott is ambitious and to attain his career goal and move into hotel sales he knew he needed to take a backward step into a sales researcher role. It paid dividends: within 18 months Scott was promoted to sales manager.
A year later, in 2011, Scott moved into the director of sales role at the York Marriott hotel with a £5.4m sales budget.