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Hotel chain Jurys Inn has appointed Andy Besent as head of sales for the group.
Besent has joined Jurys from hotel portal HRS, where he held the position of UK managing director.
He previously worked as sales director at Travelodge and before that held senior sales positions with Intercontinental Hotels Group and Thistle Hotels.
In his new role, Besent will be responsible for “maximising the group’s growth through direct-to-consumer channels”, as well as increasing Jury’s meeting and events sales.
Jason Carruthers, managing director of Jurys Inn, said: “Andy is a great addition to the Jurys Inn team and brings a fresh perspective that will help us to drive sales and growth across the group.
“He has vast experience in the hospitality sector, and has in-depth expertise in sales and portfolio management. I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to deliver growth across the UK and Ireland.”