Aspers names top team for Milton Keynes

 
Mon 01 Jul 2013

The casino will provide live gaming and all-round entertainment in a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere. 

Ensuring visitors have a great time will be:

NIGEL HARTLAND  -  GENERAL MANAGER
Nigel is an out-and-out professional of the leisure world.  He went into management immediately after taking his university degree and soon took on the heady responsibility of opening four brand new bingo clubs.  He has worked for a number of the big names in the industry including Rank and Gala.  The demand for his services has taken him all over the country in important roles in Scotland, the North East and the Midlands.  Immediately before taking up the Aspers challenge in Milton Keynes he spent four years as General Manager of the company’s Northampton operation

DAVID STRATFORD  -  ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
David went from classroom to trainee croupier, learning his trade at the Stanley Casino in Luton from 1991 to 1993.  He moved to London where he was employed for nine years at a number of clubs, eventually working his way up to Pit Boss – the manager in charge of gambling operations.  Then, a life on the ocean wave beckoned and David became Casino Manager and Special Projects Manager for Casinos Austria Maritime Corporation plying his trade on that company’s cruise ships.  His voyages brought him to Florida in 2007 where he stayed for four years before becoming Assistant General Manager of Aspers Northampton.   However far he has been he has always regarded this region as home and has dropped anchor in Milton Keynes to become Nigel’s first mate.

DARREN KENT – HEAD OF HOSPITALITY
Darren has heard and seen all the top acts in his time having come to Aspers in Milton Keynes straight from running the food retailing operation at the O2 Arena in London.  He is no stranger to some of the nation’s most exciting sporting events having worked on London 2012 Olympics, ATP tennis finals and The Brit Awards.  Having started his career variously in cinemas, restaurants and large retail outlets he knows what it takes to provide top class food for people who are out to enjoy themselves.  He says he cannot wait to take charge of the really talented team being assembled in Milton Keynes to provide an innovative approach to casino hospitality. 

KAREN ANDREW – MARKETING MANAGER
Karen has worked in Marketing since leaving university (too many years ago, she claims).  She has been Campaigns Manager at Aspers in Northampton for the last three years but she is certainly no stranger to Milton Keynes.  She has lived in the area for the past sixteen years and been employed by familiar local businesses including McCann Homes.  Karen says she is thrilled to be a part of the launch of the largest casino outside London and has plans for campaigns she hopes will really excite Aspers new customers-to-be in the city.

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