Manorview Hotels & Leisure Group has promoted David Tracey to managing director as part of a restructure of its management team.
Tracey, who joined as head of operations three years ago and has been operations director for the last two years, takes the reins from founder Steve Graham, who remains as director. The change in role will allow Graham more freedom to focus on growing the company, while Tracey will oversee the day-to-day running of the group.
Graham formed the company in 2007 with the purchase of the Commercial hotel in Wishaw, Lanarkshire. The award-winning business now owns eight hotels, two nightclubs, two pubs, a fitness and leisure centre and luxury spa, and employs around 500 people.
Graham said: "To sustain and grow our business, we have to adapt and make any necessary changes. This can mean identifying the right people for the right roles. David has been with Manorview for over three years, he knows the organisation, people, culture and our aspirations. As MD, he'll move the business forward, with the support of a great management team."
Tracey said: "I've already seen a lot of change in the three years I have been at Manorview, and it's been exciting to be part of a company which places its people and culture at the heart of their operation. With that culture as a foundation, myself and Steve, with the support of a great management team will be driving the business forward. It's an exciting challenge I am very much looking forward to."