Rachael Leister, Group Marketing & Sales Manager, Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants Group

Following a degree in Media and Management at Leeds University, Rachael began her career agency-side in retail marketing with clients such as ASDA and First Choice, before moving into client-side hospitality for Hallmark Hotels. Supported the group from one hotel with just a logo to 28 rebranded hotels with full marketing support.

In May 2019 she moved to Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants Group as Group Marketing & Sales Manager and quickly made a number of key achievements, in spite of the challenges around the pandemic. These included a new group website and digital marketing strategy, complete new photography and video assets, gift voucher platform, loyalty scheme, the Devonshire app, Champagne terraces and Chatsworth glamping.