Seeing as it’s summer, we decided to spotlight seven GMs of venues renowned for their excellent outdoor areas. Here’s what BRUCE SHERIDAN of Forbes of Kingennie in Broughty Ferry had to say.
Forbes of Kingennie has a stunning outdoor area, which dog friendly too. It looks out over the businesses fishing lake. Managed by Bruce Sheridan The resort also combines a restaurant, bar, function facilities, nine-hole golf course and 14 lodges, all held together by a team of 53 staff.
The resort’s outdoor area overlooks the fishing pond and will have a glass canopy as part of a planned refurbishment next year. Bruce comes
from a family of hoteliers. His parents ran the Torrhouse Hotel in Elgin, but he had no interest in carrying on the family legacy. “I decided to go down the branded route instead by working for brewers like the former S&N and Belhaven, and came back to the industry to work for the Forbes family,” explained Bruce.
He continued, “You’ve got to be organised in this role. And be able to delegate. But I’m also pretty easy-going and try not to get bogged down in the minute detail of stuff. To motivate my staff I engage with them and provide them with all the knowledge they need to drive the business
forward.” As a former Training Support Manager for the Spirit Group, Bruce is also hands-on with the on-site training and coaching.