New manager for Winter Gardens
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ONE of Weston’s most ‘iconic buildings’ has a new boss, who hopes to take the venue back to its glory days.
The Winter Gardens has welcomed a new general manager, Mark Lammiman - who has been in the role for just a fortnight but has high hopes for the business.
He has lived in Weston town centre for 12 years and has worked in hotels, bars and restaurants since leaving school.
Now 51 years old, he has an impressive amount of experience and has managed iconic destinations such as the Abbey Hotel in Bath among others.
But his sights are now firmly set on making the Winter Gardens as popular a destination as it was in its heyday.
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Mr Lammiman said: “I have lived in this town for a long time so I understand its needs.
“It is about taking this business and bringing it back to the community. We will be working very closely with the Playhouse and working on new ideas together.
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“It is about taking the venue back to its original roots, with music events and live entertainment, coupled with our core business conference events and exhibitions. I think Weston is on the brink of a major change, and with that will come new employers – the only way is up and we are moving in the right direction.
“The Winter Gardens is an iconic building within the town, people living in Weston have great memories of this building and it is an integral part of the past.
“Now we want it to be integral to Weston’s future. It is all about moving forward.”
He is married with three sons, and when he is not working he spends his time getting involved with junior football and taking his children to training.