Emma Thompson

Cluster Sales Executive - Marriott Hotels

If anyone is worried about job prospects without a degree, then look no further than Emma Thompson, who proves that going to University doesn't have to be the only path.

​Emma started working at Marriott Hotels whilst she was deciding what to study. She applied for a reception position, but they could see she was bursting with potential and offered her a role as Trainee Supervisor. At just 21 years old she packed her bags and moved from her home town of Birmingham down to the Big Smoke. A promotion to Front Office Supervisor led to another promotion and Emma became Senior Supervisor at London Marriott County Hall.

​Emma’s opportunities opened up further as she started to look into event management roles, where a 6 month maternity cover contract at Worsley Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club brought her up to Manchester. Admittedly, a little nervous when she took on her second event’s role as Golf and Sport’s Event Executive (as she had never picked up a golf club before), she quickly became established in the role, having been recognised both internally and externally with career advances and awards within the field.

6 years after moving to Manchester, Emma is still here with us! At the end of 2017, she landed the role of Sales Executive for 6 hotels in the North West and Yorkshire. Emma feels extremely privileged to have grown her career with the largest hotel company in the world, but we know her work-ethic has had a lot to do with it.


As you'd expect from someone who works in hotels, Emma is a huge fan of travelling, with America, Asia and Australia being just a few of the ticks on the travel bucket-list.

And if you ever run out of biscuits - just pop on over to Emma's house for a brew. She always has plenty in supply!

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