Journey company takes flight after workers’ expertise recognised 

AN EDINBURGH based mostly venue is highlighting its various workforce as a part of Scottish Careers Week, after one worker helped spark the founding of a brand new division of the enterprise.  

With a large portfolio of companies together with a luxurious resort and metropolis centre cafe, Surgeons Quarter, the industrial arm of The Royal School of Surgeons Edinburgh (RCSEd), launched its personal journey company assisted by the skillset of one in every of its workers.  

Justin Mackenzie started his profession with Surgeons Quarter as a receptionist in its flagship resort, Ten Hill Place Lodge, and labored his approach as much as Visitor Providers Supervisor earlier than spearheading the opening of the organisation’s journey company, SQ Journey after highlighting his earlier expertise within the sector.  

Surgeons Quarter prides itself on offering unparalleled hospitality, in addition to inspiring its workers to make a optimistic distinction in and outdoors of the office.


In addition to being a Residing Wage Employer, it’s the first hospitality venue to be a Residing Pension Employer, with Surgeons Quarter putting a robust concentrate on the satisfaction and well-being of its workforce. 

Commenting on his time at Surgeons Quarter, Justin mentioned: “Working with individuals has all the time been one thing I like, and Surgeons Quarter recognised my talent set. I didn’t assume once I began as a receptionist at Ten Hill Place Lodge, I’d find yourself as a supervisor of a brand-new journey company.  

“In one in every of our common group conferences, we had been discussing our careers and what we’re fascinated with. I discussed that I beforehand labored at a journey company once I left faculty and actually loved it. It was all the time one thing I thought-about getting again into.   

“They recognised this and two days later I sat down with our Managing Director Scott Mitchell who requested me if I used to be fascinated with being a part of the setup of a brand new enterprise they had been contemplating, which was SQ Journey.  

“We are actually rising our group at SQ Journey, it’s an thrilling time and realizing I’ve performed such an enormous half within the formation of the company may be very rewarding.” 

Hailing from the Northeast of England, Justin started his profession at Hays Journey as a Journey Guide, seeing the enterprise double in dimension. Though, all the time having a eager curiosity in journey, Justin’s profession took him to the hospitality sector throughout the UK and Spain.  

Justin added: “I like Surgeons Quarter’s ethos round all earnings being invested again into funding analysis for surgeons, which drew me into the job initially. It makes the whole lot really feel very rewarding realizing I’m serving to to contribute to such a worthy trigger. 

“Scottish Careers week is a good time to focus on the various totally different profession paths on the market. I’d encourage individuals to contemplate a profession in hospitality, you by no means know the place it can take you!” 

Initially got down to streamline journey for surgeons, and now arranging journey and holidays for all, SQ Journey was based in 2020 and is affiliated with Hays Journey Independence Group. 

Scottish Careers week, delivered by Abilities Growth Scotland, showcases the job alternatives throughout Scotland in every week of occasions and celebrations from 13-17 November.  

Scott Mitchell, Managing Director of Surgeons Quarter mentioned: “Our employees are the centre of the whole lot we do. We all the time intention to showcase their strengths and supply them with a platform to allow them to thrive of their profession.  

“Justin was the proper individual to be the driving pressure behind organising and pushing ahead SQ Journey, he had expertise, ardour and was desirous to get the enterprise began. We wouldn’t be right here immediately with out him. 

“We take nice satisfaction within the ardour our workers have for the work they do and companies they ship. We all know {that a} profession in hospitality may be difficult, which is why we’re dedicated to doing the whole lot we are able to to help our individuals.” 

Surgeons Quarter employs round 200 individuals throughout its venues, the vast majority of which maintain operations-based in individual roles.  

Surgeons Quarter promotes, sells and manages all industrial actions held throughout the RCSEd campus. It contains amenities for conferences, conferences, personal occasions, events, weddings and its personal four-star resort Ten Hill Place in addition to Café 1505 and SQ Journey.  

Earnings from the Surgeons Quarter portfolio go in the direction of the development of surgical procedure and the advance of affected person outcomes worldwide.  

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