Former Sandals supervisor elated about promotion to assistant manager position

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The recently-promoted Wedding Events Assistant Manager at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa Lydia Timothy is testament to the heights a person can reach in the hospitality industry.

“It is an honour to once again move within the Wedding Office,” she said.

“Events have been my passion and this promotion will allow me to further enhance my competencies and express my dedication to creating unforgettable moments.”

In June, Timothy moved up the ranks from being a Wedding Banquet Supervisor to her current role.

She began working with Sandals Antigua 25 years ago as a waitress. Timothy then worked at the resort’s Tour Desk as a tour representative within the Sales, Wedding and Tours Revenue Department. It was in this position that she developed a passion for weddings. Timothy was later promoted to a wedding consultant and excelled.

She believes keen attention to details and her love of making dreams come true allowed her to climb the ladder of success in the Wedding Department.

Prior to her career at Sandals, Timothy attended the Ottos Comprehensive School for three years before deciding to further her education in the hospitality industry at the Antigua & Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute. She then earned her certificate in Food & Beverage after two years. This, she said, afforded her the opportunity to intern at Sandals Grande Antigua.

Throughout the years, Timothy also completed courses with the Sandals Corporate University, gaining certification in Supervisory Management and as a Hospitality Department Trainer.

General Manager at Sandals Grande Antigua Matthew Cornall highlighted the educational opportunities within the company and commended the recently-promoted assistant manager.

“As an organization, we are committed to growth and development of our team members,” he said.

“Lydia is dedicated, professional and ambitious and we are very happy to be able to elevate her to a higher level.”

To no surprise, Timothy has her eyes set on climbing even higher within the company.