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Andrew Kendrick

Director of Operations

Hi, I’m Andrew Kendrick and I am from Pentre Halkyn, Holywell in North Wales (little village).

I have worked at a number of organisations including Devere, Crown Plaza, Best Western, Ramanda, Holiday Inn Express, Pentahotels & Aloft by Starwood under the management of Kewgreen, ReDefineBDL & now I am here at Splendid Hospitality Group.

I studied Sports Science at University whilst following my first career as a Professional Footballer for Huddersfield Town FC.

I absolutely love sports – Football, Boxing & Cricket and I have represented Wales at National level in all 3. I have international caps for Wales at under 15, 16, 17, 18 & 21 level.

My passion used to be all about Sports but now its solely my Family & little girl Sienna-Rose.

I was recommended Splendid by an ex-colleague who introduced me, and I’ve never looked back. The culture here really does feel like a family! Although there is extremely high challenge it is completely given with high support.

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What are you doing when you’re not at Splendid?

These days it’s all about sending time with the family and a few nights outs with my mates.

What’s something that you have done at Splendid that you’re really proud of?

I have been part of the forming of the new structure of the company which has been very exciting and also gives me goosebumps about the future!

If you could describe Splendid in 3 words, what would they be?

Caring, Exciting, Integrity.

What opportunities have you had here that you didn’t expect when you joined the business?

Too many opportunities to mention but I truly feel that my voice and opinion is heard.

What does it mean to be a part of the Splendid Family?

A great deal, splendid is an exciting place to be. Plenty of opportunities to grow however with a company in change and growth, challenges come thick and fast.

The family is very welcoming, everyone wants to communicate which from previous experience is quite rare also you genuinely feel that everyone wants you and the company to succeed. We value our team and make responsible decisions.

How do you think Splendid has changed you since joining the family?

Splendid had given me completely clarity in my career and life goals especially via the Change Readiness programme. For the first time I truly feel I have the best work life balance I have ever had.

I love the availability of people who can support you, even the CEO is only a call away from advice or guidance. You are never told wat to do, you are asked the right questions to ensure you make the right decisions.

What’s your favourite song?

My Life by the Beatles.

What’s the best piece of advice you have been given?

Seek to understand