Paula Ellis, Group General Manager of Twr y Felin Hotel, Roch Castle and Penrhiw Priory, and one of Wales’ only female hospitality leaders reaches the finals of the Everywoman in Travel Awards 2019.
The everywoman in Travel Awards celebrate inspirational women at all stages of their career and uncover role models to help encourage more women and young girls to consider a career in the travel industry.
The awards are for those who possess the qualities, attitude, hard work ethic and commitment to supporting other women that makes them a credit to the industry and the organisations they work for, with Paula Ellis nominated in the category of Leader of Change.
The Leader of Change award recognises the woman who is making a significant contribution towards the strategic direction of the business, through best practices, employee engagement, improved productivity and innovation.
Throughout her 30 year varied career, Paula has always been passionate about changing the perceptions of working in travel and particularly hospitality. Determined to succeed in an adverse male dominated industry, she has always supported women in their career to achieve senior roles and make a difference to create a collaborative and positive environment.
Her philanthropic management ethos has resulted in high team retention rates and she is now widely perceived as a leader of change by her peers within the Wales Hospitality scene.
Paula Ellis, Group General Manager of Twr y Felin Hotel, Roch Castle and Penrhiw Priory, said: “I am incredibly passionate about being a positive role model for women in the hospitality industry. To be a finalist in the Everywoman in Travel Awards 2019 will provide me with the platform to inspire young women in Wales to pursue a career in hospitality and demonstrate how hard work and commitment can lead to real success in this diverse and rewarding industry of ours.”
Paula does not focus solely on the three luxury hotels that she manages, but looks to the bigger picture. She represents Welsh hospitality on the Peoples 1st Hospitality Accreditation Panel, contributes to the South West Wales Tourism Forum, is a member of the Wales Tourism Alliance, a Governor of Pembrokeshire College and a Trustee of PLANED.