Business person spotlight

Lyndsay Stanistreet-Tyer, Managing Director, Suites Hotel & Spa – Knowsley

23/07/19

What does your business do?

AWARD WINNING HOTEL COMPLEX INCORPORATING THE SPA @SUITESHOTEL and THE STUDIO @SUITESHOTEL

Where is your business based?

KNOWSLEY, PRESCOT.

When was your business established?

SUITES HOTEL KNOWSLEY LTD AUGUST 2000.

What qualities are needed to become the leader of a business?

Dedication, passion and determination, commitment to not only improve your life but the lives of your employees. A good listener and at the same time be able to control a strong team.

What is the key skill running an independent business?

Communication is key in any organisation. To listen to not only clients but team members. To be able to grow and develop a business you need to listen to what your key internal stakeholders say and how they also want to improve the product. Delegation. Determination, Drive and passion to succeed. To support your team and to have a sense of humour. To enjoy every day and be willing to change to improve in all circumstances at a moment’s notice.

If you could go back to the day you began your career and give yourself a piece of advice, what would it be?

Listen to the more experienced people more, become a sponge and thrive under their experience and guidance.

How do you feel the growth of the independent business community has contributed to the economy of the Liverpool City Region?

It is amazing to see how Liverpool City Region has grown with SME’s and Independents since my return to the UK in 2014. Independents are the back bone of the economy. Seeing the development locally of Prescot town centre and also what is happening with Huyton Village development it’s exciting to see how town centres are trying to entice independents back. Within Liverpool City centre the recent opening of Duke Street Food & Drink market and also Cain’s Brewery it’s fabulous to see more and more independents opening businesses.

Are you a member of any business organisations / boards outside of your usual role?

Knowsley Chamber of Commerce, Institute of Directors, Leading Ladies.

What do you do in your own time when you’re not working?

I love to exercise now, doing a mixture of High intensity training and yoga/ mindfulness which offer me an outlet from the pressure of work and helps me relax.

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