Dan Chidley

a first class career

Daniel is the Sales and Marketing Manager at the Dartmouth Golf & Country Club, which runs two golf courses, a 35-room hotel and conferencing facilities.

"I have now been at DGCC for two-and-a-half years – and I only stumbled across the job advert by chance. I had already been offered another job in a large national hotel chain – but this met my needs.

I love the variety of what I do and also the fact that all our customers visit for one reason – to have a good time! There is no typical day on this job - every day is different. There’s no downside either but it can seem a challenge to finish your Christmas planning in June.

I have a First Class BA (Hons) in Business Studies from University of Plymouth and my studies there included a 12 month placement at St Mellion International Hotel, Golf & Country Club. Hence how I got into the industry… it certainly wasn’t because I was good at golf!! I have also recently completed my Chartered Institute of Marketing Professional Diploma in Marketing – just to sure up my marketing theory and to get professional accreditation to back up my practical experience.

In years to come I would hope to take on a Senior Marketing Manager role in a larger organisation or perhaps move into general management.

My experience at St Mellion has helped to shape my career to date so my best piece of advice would be to get as much work experience as possible!"

Asked to describe his busy job in three words, Dan says "NEVER ENOUGH TIME!"

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