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Rupert Spurgeon departs Goodwood Group

Rupert Spurgeon departs Goodwood Group

Rupert Spurgeon has left his position as managing director, entertaining and hospitality, at the Goodwood estate, near Chichester, West Sussex.

He is currently working on a small property business he owns in Croatia before returning to a new role within the UK hotels and hospitality industry.

Spurgeon originally joined Goodwood as venue operations director in 2013. He was promoted to his most recent position in January 2016. Spurgeon previously worked as general manager of Exclusive Hotels' South Lodge hotel in Horsham, Sussex, for six years, and as a regional general manager at Handpicked Hotels.

He is a member of the Master Innholders and a fellow of the Institute of Hospitality.

The Goodwood estate comprises 12,000 acres, which includes the four-AA-star, 91-bedroom Goodwood hotel; the Kennels private clubhouse; the 10-bedroom Hound Lodge; and Goodwood House, the home of the Earl and Countess of March. It is also home to a racecourse, 18-hole golf course, aerodrome and a motor circuit, which hosts the Goodwood Revival and Festival of Speed.

The group is in the process of hiring Spurgeon's replacement.

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