The Inn Collection Group has announced the departure of Keith Liddell as its executive deputy chairman.
Liddell is leaving his role, after working 15 years with the hospitality group, in order to take up planned retirement.
After founding the company in 2006, Liddell has expanded the Inn Collection to various sites across the UK.
Liddell said: “I have been very proud to be part of The Inn Collection Group’s journey, through the good times as well as the current challenging situation we have all experienced and continue to do so right now.
“The Inn Collection Group has achieved countless accolades and successes over the years and its ability for continual evolution in its people and estate is down to the unique team behind it. I know I am stepping down safe in the knowledge that the company is in the best possible hands.”
He added: “We have exciting plans for the future as the group continues its buy and build expansion. This will provide much needed employment opportunities across the north of England, bringing vital economic spend in the communities around our sites and of course, giving our customers more superb places to eat, drink, sleep and explore from.
“But after 45 years of working non-stop in the trade, I’m due a bit of a break and being the customer.”
Sean Donkin, the group’s managing director, said: “Keith has taught us how to work hard whilst having fun and experiencing the most amazing opportunities. The lessons and memories he has created will be here for many years to come.
“We wish Keith well in his retirement and hope as he reflects on all the years of work and dedication invested into the group and all of us here, he can take pride in knowing he has created a great team with strong values which his trademark kindness runs through.”
He added: “We hope Keith enjoys spending more time with those he loves the most. The opportunities he has given us all are undoubtedly life changing and I hope that in the years to come we each are able to do the same for others.”