Travel and leisure industry specialist recruitment agency Gail Kenny Executive Recruitment has branched out to cover the hospitality sector.
The move comes after Rubicon, a brand with which Gail Kenny has partners for a decade, was retired by its founder Emma Barton.
Hannah Antell, formerly of Rubicon, will lead Gail Kenny’s new hospitality division adding to the agency’s digital, e-commerce and technology expertise.
Kenny said: “For the past ten years we had partnered with the sector’s leading specialist recruiter Rubicon and built up a close relationship with their founder Emma Barton.
“With Emma deciding to retire the Rubicon brand, we are investing further into the hospitality sector offering a dedicated hospitality recruitment service for mid to senior management positions.
“We are delighted to be teaming up with Hannah Antell who learnt her trade at Rubicon, plus we are equally delighted to have Emma’s blessing and guiding advice in the background gleaned from the past twenty years as the leading light in hospitality recruitment.”
Antell has worked for the hospitality recruitment specialist Rubicon for the past two years and prior to that spent ten years working for a hospitality equipment supplier.
She said: “I am extremely excited to be teaming up with Gail Kenny especially with their vision for the business.
“Over the past two years under the tutelage of Rubicon’s founder Emma Barton, I have been able to build up significant specialist knowledge and experience in the hospitality sector”
Kenny added: “Despite the significant ongoing challenges facing both travel and hospitality, we continue to invest in, and support these sectors.
“Attracting the best talent as travel and hospitality build back stronger, has never been more critical.”