Promoting within the localitea... rewarding our in-house talent

Ben Moxom - now Manager of Beatons
Blandford and Beatons Tisbury
In keeping with Beatons ethos of developing the skills of its in-house team, we've just made some promotions into management to retain and reward the core team as we expand [link to job vacancies here!]

Blandford's Ben Moxom, is now Manager of both Beatons Blandford and Beatons Tisbury so that's why you may not have seen so much of Ben at Blandford over the past few weeks.

Harry McGookin
Now Assistant Manager
Beatons Tisbury
Harry McGookin from Tisbury, has been with the group since the start. He's also an investor in Beatons Blandford, and has been promoted to Asssistant Manager at Beatons Tisbury. He's also a whiz at testing our new recipes and seeing what passes muster and what doesn't!

Liz Darcy Jones, is carving out some time to complete her next volume in the 'Distinguished Leaves' series so steps down as Director of Engagement so we're bringing more of the admin side of the 'marcoms' in-house. However, she's still involved - as our Creative Consultant - and loves being an objective sounding board when it comes to new marketing initiatives. Of course, Liz is also still 'the tweep behind the tweets' on Blandford and Tisbury's twitter accounts: #beatonsblandford and #beatonstisbury.

Both Ben and Harry have also expanded their responsibilities to support the franchising side of the business, ensuring franchisees have access to expert advice from people with practical 'on the ground' experience.

Patrick is delighted to promote from within - and use the pool of talent in Dorset and Wiltshire. He commented to the press: 
'The Beatons' ethos of recognising, appreciating and cultivating individual skills brings benefits to all concerned - maintaining motivation, growing esprit de corps within the group and making financial sense too. We are always keen to hear from people who aspire to carving out a career in what we believe is a great and highly skilled profession - delivering 'gracious hospitality' and a restorative experience over books, tea and cake!' 
We're always keen to hear from anyone thinking of making a career within the service profession and offer outstanding training and self-development opportunities within the Beatons group... [I know - I've had the joy of being on the receiving end!] Here's a link which will take you to our current vacancies

Posted by Zoe

Shhh... there's a Beatons brewing in Berkshire!

Affordable Afternoon High Tea
coming to Berkshire soon!
It's far too soon to give any details away, but a little bird told me that you can begin chirping with our next Beatons Tearooms and Bookshop to be!

Paul Mitchell is the voice behind the tweets.  He'd love to hear from Berkshire tweeps about good Berkshire causes, local groups and great engagers both on the web and those who prefer - as we do really - talking live.

Don't know what a Beatons Tearooms and Bookshop is all about? Well, in a few sentences, we delight in delivering a restorative experience with gracious hospitality which we hope you'll agree represents generous value. This is the reason every Beatons Tearooms and Bookshop exists.  Our franchisees love our ethos and are passionate about sharing it with you!

Attentiveness with a
fine coffee - addictive!
How do we do this?

With sparkle, elegance and attentiveness we hope, in Cecil Beaton inspired tearooms offering a 'tealicious' range of loose-leaf teas, luxury Italian-style hot chocolate, the finest coffees and of course home made cake and light meals.... and table service.

Not forgetting a nourishing and sparkling selection of books to nourish the mind!

We believe integrity comes from transparency so here are two posts about our ethos and how we engage...

... and if you'd like to know when and where we'll be opening in the Autumn keep an eye out on twitter - we're @BeatonsBerks  - and at some point you'll be able to read about us in the 'ho hum not allowed to say yet' local press too!

Posted by Liz

Win Free Afternoon Tea for Two at Beatons Offer for Tweeps

Friends Matter! Afternoon Tea at Beatons Blandford
Hello Everyone, and in particular those who engage with us on Twitter where you'll find us chatting as #beatonstisbury #beatonsblandford and #beatonschester.

Follow any Beatons and retweet any #generousvalue tweet to be in with a chance of winning Free Afternoon Tea for Two. Offer applies to each Beatons Tearooms and Bookshop, and your chance runs out at mid-night on Sunday 9th August. Good luck and see you soon!

This is what it's all about... sharing friendship, scrummy cake in elegant surroundings while enjoying gracious hospitality that's also #generousvalue!

Oh yes, and book Afternoon Tea during Afternoon Tea Week (10th - 16th August) and you and your friends will each receive a FREE signed copy of 'Distinguished Leaves: Poems for Tea Lovers' to take home with you!  [more]