Female-run Preston hotel celebrating International Women’s Day

Posted on - 8th March, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News
No.10 Hotel Staff
L-R: Assistant Area Manager Lauren and receptionist Steph

A hotel in Preston is celebrating International Women’s Day with its all-female team.


No.10 Preston opened in April 2017. The Walker and Williams hotel, which is based in Theatre Street off Fishergate, has a number of female employees from the local area in reception, housekeeping and management roles.

Chloe Ellithorn from Grimsargh and Stephanie Pang from Bamber Bridge work on reception.

Chloe is the newest member of the team, having joined in November 2021.

She said: “I studied travel and tourism and worked as a receptionist prior to joining No.10. I enjoy meeting people, greeting guests and getting stuck in on other departments.”

The housekeeping team includes Suzie Holly from Avenham, who previously worked at Premier Inn, and auntie and niece Claire Dewhurst and Courtney Taylor.

No.10 Housekeeping staff Courteney Taylor and Suzie Holly
L-R: Courteney and Suzie work in housekeeping

Claire from Fulwood and Courteney from Lea say they enjoy working for the family-owned business.

Courteney, who previously worked as a care support worker, said: “I love working with my Auntie Claire. I’m the baby of the team and I enjoy being looked after by everybody here.”

Assistant Area Manager Lauren Taylor from Bamber Bridge agrees that the team works well together.

“No two days are the same and I love the day-to-day challenges,” she said. “I enjoy meeting such a variety of people and welcoming regular guests back.

“The role is really active and we all pull together really well on the busier days. I appreciate the values that are held here as a family business.”

No.10 Staff
Claire from housekeeping with her daughter Holly

The hotel is owned by Max Williams, who also runs Winckley Square Hotel.

He said: “A luxury hotel is an amazing place to work as you get to see all aspects of human life and be an integral part of it for a moment, and then meet new people all over again.

“Like any good business, over time members of staff have moved on and we are left with the best.

“At No.10 Preston this is all women, not by design or with any conscious thought at all, it’s just that every time a new position has opened up one of the existing employees has been promoted into the role, or of all the applicants we’ve received a female has been the best fit.”

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