TWO senior staff members at a hotel near Stroud are celebrating ten years of working together. 

General manager Maz Jurko and operations manager Dominic Weaver have both been at the Stonehouse Court Hotel for 10 years

The duo spoke out about their time in hospitality. 

Stroud News and Journal:

Their reflections

Reflecting on his time in hospitality, Maz said: “Mine and Dom’s time at Stonehouse Court has been a complete and utter whirlwind!

"Having both begun our journeys in food & beverage, we’ve encountered similar experiences in the hospitality sector – which have definitely helped mould us into who we are today. 

“From the first moment I was in the kitchen 25 years ago, I instantly fell in love with the vibe of the hospitality industry.

"It’s been an amazing experience and one that has definitely been aided by having Dom as my right-hand man.

"I couldn’t think of anyone better to share this incredible landmark with.”

"Commenting on his ten-year journey, Dominic said: “No two days are the same in this industry, and that is part of what keeps it fresh and exciting – sometimes we have to expect the unexpected!

"Both Maz and I understand and appreciate the array of challenges that come into play each and every day, which enables us to work effectively in a like-minded fashion.”

Dominic continued: “Almost everyone appreciates the difficulties that the hospitality industry has faced in the two years, and the impact has been obvious.

"However, Stonehouse Court is currently in a strong position with several exciting upcoming projects, great staff and a healthy dose of optimism for the future.

"This wouldn’t be possible without our shared passion, commitment and drive to lead us out of such an unprecedented period.

"Looking ahead, our collective mission for the coming months is to create a positive culture where we can re-establish the basic art of hospitality in an uncomplicated way.”

Sarah Brewster, Director at Stonehouse Court, concluded: “Maz, Dominic and I work very closely together on a weekly basis, so to see their professional growth first-hand over the past ten years has been incredible.

"All future strategic goals and objectives are set and worked on together, which creates a culture of passionate, dedicated people all striving to continuously evolve and improve all aspects of the business.

"The future of Stonehouse is an exciting one.”