Plumber downs tools and takes over at Bridlington hotel
A plumber and a financial advisor have swapped their careers in the south of England for running a hotel in Bridlington.
Danny Pandya, a self-employed plumber, and his partner Daniel Milnes have used a £196,000 funding package from Natwest bank, to buy The Promenade Hotel.
Entrepreneur Danny had aspired to own his own hotel business for several years and moved from Essex in December, with Daniel, a London-based financial advisor, to search for the perfect sea-front venue.
The pair were immediately drawn to 10-bedroomed Promenade Hotel, by its five-star rating on TripAdvisor.
Danny will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the business, with the support of two part-time members of staff.
Co-owner Daniel will be based at The Promenade at weekends, as he continues his employment in London during the week.
Danny, said: “As soon as we viewed The Promenade Hotel, Daniel and I knew it was the perfect venue for us. It was well kept, well established and it’s clear it has been well managed, which meant as soon as we got the keys we could welcome our first guest immediately.
"The funding from NatWest helped us raise the final amount of finance we needed to purchase the venue and the support they have given us throughout the whole process has
Natwest's Dave Oram said: “Danny and Daniel are both extremely passionate and determined to make their new business venture a success.
"The Promenade Hotel promises to be a great investment and will provide opportunity for the pair to further their entrepreneurial potential and build upon the hotel’s popularity to date.”