Donna Cope

Donna Cope - Operations Manager

Donna has been with the company for over 10 years, and what started as a ‘stop-gap’ part time job for her has developed into a flourishing career where she’s responsible for the day-to-day running of pretty much everything we do!

  • January 2006 – Hostess (Apartment)
  • August 2006 – Christmas Temp (As You Like It)
  • January 2007 – Marketing Assistant (Groupwide)
  • January 2009 – Marketing Manager (Groupwide)
  • August 2011 – Marketing, Weddings and Events Manager (Groupwide)
  • September 2014 – Operations Manager
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What’s been your favourite project you’ve worked on at Apartment Group?

When I joined the company we only had two venues, Apartment and Mr. Lynch, so since then we’ve had another 10 venues open, some as far away as the Northumberland coast and 3 rebrands, and I’ve been lucky enough to have contributed or coordinated all of these huge milestones. All this as well as paving the way for huge growth in our operations and venue teams, food and drink offering development and marketing campaigns!

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What do you love most about your job?

Probably the diversity of my working week, I’m a part of almost every decision made in the company and as a result I get a chance to be involved in all business functions. Just when you think you’ve nailed your current role and it’s time for easy street , there’s another challenge thrown at you – I love this!

Also, the people are great; we’re a tight knit team of professionals and we all love our jobs, it’s a great culture.

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What makes Apartment Group different?

While sometimes I may spend a week recruiting new executive chefs or interviewing potential general managers, I will also be commissioning and approving design and marketing material, planning and conducting site visits, reviewing venue performance and planning seasonal offerings and contributing to our latest expansion plans; possibilities are endless in this group!

It’s also great working for a company who has a huge desire to be the best and also really care about their staff’s personal development and wellbeing. A massive plus for me is being able to work in such a senior role and also ensure I’m able to dedicate enough time to my family life and raising my daughter, I’ve been supported all the way!

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Donna's Words of Wisdom...

Aim to add value to the company with everything you do and you will quickly be noticed. Don’t be a back bencher, we want you to be the best you can and want you to be hungry for more!

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