Hotel group expands executive board with new appointments

25 March 2022

The hotel group which runs the art-deco Midland Hotel in Morecambe andthe Lancaster House Hotel has announced a raft of new senior managementappointments in an expansion of its executive board.

English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues expanded board of directors (left to right) Matt Stanaway, Ben Berry, Teresa Lawrence, Simon Berry and Michael Kay.

The changes reflect English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues’ ambitions forgrowing the business and developing its offer across its four starvenues in North Lancashire and the Lake District.Ben Berry moves up from sales and purchasing director to take the reinsas group managing director, whilst his father Simon transfers into anewly created role of executive chairman.Previously group managers, Teresa Lawrence, Matt Stanaway and MichaelKay all win promotions to the board as sales, hotel operations andleisure directors respectively.Simon Berry from English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues says:  “Teresa,Matt and Michael have all enjoyed long, successful careers with thegroup and their knowledge, experience and decision making input at theboard table will be invaluable as we move the business forward.“Ben takes over as managing director, taking charge of the day to dayrunning of the business and allowing me to take more of an oversight andplanning role.“There’s no doubt that we’ve significantly strengthened the board withthese new appointments as we look forward to some exciting times aheadfor our venues, staff and guests.”The hotel group has been in the Berry family for over 60 years with BenBerry representing the fifth generation at the helm.  Its venues alsoinclude Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa on Windermere and the Wild Boar Inn atCrook.Teresa, Matt and Michael join Simon, Tim and Ben Berry and financedirector Matt Wilkinson as directors.English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues is currently recruiting for staffacross a range of hospitality industry disciplines.  To find out moreabout available jobs and to apply, visit

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