Family Fortunes: The Clark Family

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The Clark family has been at the helm of The George Hotel in Inveraray for more than 159 years and it’s the current holder of The Sunday Mail Pub of the Year accolade. For Donald Clark, who took over the running of The George in Inveraray from his father at the age of 23, it was even more daunting because he was the fifth generation of the family to take the mantle. Today the hotel is as successful as ever – although Donald now takes a back seat, in as much as he can.

Donald’s son Kris that runs the hotel. Said Kris, “I worked away from the business for 20 years where I worked my way up from kitchen porter, to waiter and manager in bars and restaurants in London, Moscow and Sydney. I worked in a number restaurants that celebrities with big egos went to, many of whom behaved very erratically, and I learned patience and not to react – and I apply these same rules to working with family.”

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