Guardian will use hotel as training centre

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Guardian Care Homes has purchased a sea-front hotel in Cumbria and, after a major upgrade, plan to operate it as ­ a hotel. However, Guardian also plans to use the Wansfell Hotel in Seascale as a facility for residential staff training courses, and as a weekend break destination for business guests. Guardian chairman Gary Hartland said his company planned to build up trade among business customers, ramblers and golfers, as well as using the hotel as a training centre for staff from the 22 care homes it owns around the UK. “We look forward to breathing new life into the Wansfell Hotel,” Mr Hartland said. “It is in an area popular with walkers and already has many guests who are working as contractors at nearby Sellafield. The former owners of Wansfell Hotel, Top Respect Ltd, had been in receivership for about nine months but the business continued to operate as a going concern while a buyer was found. Guardian has about 1,000 employees at its care homes around the UK and the company says it is fully committed

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