Stephanie BeqoGeneral Manager
Joined the team in August 2015. Stephanie began her hospitality career at West Tower age 15 and soon realised this was the industry for her. Over the next 20 years she went on to work in a variety of branded hotels both nationally and internationally undertaking every Head of Department role before taking on her first General Manager role at just 23. Stephanie is herself a West Tower bride and got married at West Tower in 2010 before taking over as General Manager 5 years later in 2015. Stephanie is simply West Tower through and through and since she took over; West Tower has continued to go from strength to strength in sales, operations and business development.
Stephanie says – West Tower is very special to me, it’s where I fell in love with the industry and where I myself chose to have my wedding day. As a West Tower bride myself, I truly believe it is the very best venue for your wedding day. I fully understand the huge responsibility our couples entrust us with and am dedicated to ensuring we continue to deliver nothing but the very best. The very best and most stunning property, the very best food and drink and without question the very best team.
Karan MaguireSales Manager
Joined the team in November 2014.
Karan has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 35 years. Moving to the North west over twenty five years ago she now considers the North West her home and has worked in all areas of hotels throughout her career and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Honest and pragmatic, Karan understand the true value of customer service, keeping this at the heart of everything she does.
Karan says – I love the fact that West Tower is a truly exclusive venue, allowing us to offer such a personal service to all our guests and ensuring they truly do have the very best day with us. I love the close knit family feel with both the team who work here and everyone who visits.
Kim HallidayEvents Manager
Joined the team in February 2018.
Kim has worked in the hospitality industry for 12 years always leading from the front and always with a smile on her face. Kim is knowledgeable in every operational department, always calm and in control ensuring everything runs like clockwork for our couples on their day.
Kim says – I love working with such a close-knit team and love making people happy. I understand that our couples have spent months or even years of planning their day so always want to make sure I do everything possible to ensure their day is everything they ever dreamed of and more. No two weddings are ever the same and every day is different for me, new couples, new guests, new décor and I absolutely love it!
Alex KeeleyEvents Manager / Wedding Co-ordinator
Joined the team in February 2016.
With a background in finance, Alex joined the operations team looking for a new challenge and quickly worked her way up to Events Supervisor. She then worked in our Sales office for 2 years before beginning her dual role across both departments in 2018. Having worked across both departments at a senior level Alex is able to offer our couples her invaluable wealth of experience and expertise in every element of their day.
Alex Says – I absolutely love my job, I love meeting so many lovely couples and love working with our fantastic team. I feel really lucky to work across both the Sales and Operations teams as I get to see weddings grow from booking stage right the way through to the celebrations on the day itself!
Maria BroderickWedding Co-ordinator
Joined the team in September 2015.
With over 30 years working in Hotels across both sales and front of house departments Maria understands each and every aspect of our guests needs, she is organised, caring and completely dedicated to our couples.
Maria says - I love meeting new people and building relationships with my couples. I am sometimes working with them for over 2 years so really enjoy getting to know them, helping them make all their plans come together and becoming a true friend to them.
Zara AbrahamWedding Co-ordinator
Joined the team in July 2018.
Zara studied Event Management at University and has been lucky enough to follow her dreams for the last 10 years working in various luxury city centre properties to now work in her dream venue.
Zara says – I love working with an award winning team and that we really are one big family.
I love the bond we are able to create working so closely with couples during such a special time and seeing all our hard work come together for them on their big day.
Stephen SandersBar Manager
Joined the team in December 2015.
Having worked in the hospitality industry for over 12 years and having been a land lord for nearly 10 years Stephen brings his experience, passion and knowledge to West Tower ensuring we have the best selection of products available for our couples and their guests.
Stephen says – I love working with the team at West Tower, I’ve never worked anywhere where everyone is so completely dedicated to the guests and it really shows in how well we look after people on their special day.