Name: Peter Hands
Name of your business: The Speech House Hotel
Website address: www.thespeechhouse.co.uk
1. What did you do before your current business?
Hotels for 30+ Years, prior to that Armed Forces and Police.
2. What made you start your current business?
My wife was the first Female Manager appointed by Crest Hotels and on getting married we bought our first hotel. I re-trained with the HCTB after leaving the police.
3. What do you most enjoy about your business?
Seeing it grow and flourish whilst providing a high level of service to the customer. Also employing young members of staff and helping them develop into professional adults. Meeting people and playing a part in the local community.
4. If you had a magic wand what would you change about your business?
Get better Broadband for the Speech House Hotel!
Develop the fabric of this wonderful historic building and add more facilities for the customer. Increase the business so as to be able to employ more local people and offer more apprenticeships and develop their skills.
5. Do you have any useful tips or ideas that you could share?
The Forest of Dean Entrepreneurs with Peter and the rest of his team look forward to welcoming you to the Forest Enterprise Fair at the Speech House Hotel on Monday.