Business soars as Kyte launches new training services

Published: Wed Jan 14 2009


After a superb six weeks of trading since opening at the end of November, Kyte Hotel now announces the launch of its new IT and business training facilities, showing that great food and atmosphere are not all the venue has to offer. Other local businesses can now make use of Kyte Hotelís professional and cost-effective training and conference facilities, bringing their own teams up to speed with essential IT skills at a price that wonít break the bank.

Kyte Hotel, just off the A1 on Great North Road in Darrington, opened its doors to the public on November 20 after a major refurbishment which includes a training suite for 20 delegates. It is here that businesses will be able to tap into great local courses for essential Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Kyte Hotelís Sharon Stubbs is making use of her previous experience to offer these essential IT training services as well as being an accredited Sage, payroll and accounting training provider.

Sharon said: "People often perceive IT skills to be complicated and difficult to grasp but the learning experience can be made easier and more enjoyable with a friendly and relaxed approach. We can tailor courses to suit all levels of experience, so it doesnít matter if your staff have never used a PC, or if you need more specific, advanced training."

"We are really lucky that the layout of Kyte Hotel allowed us to create a dedicated space for training. Itís great to be able to offer the local business community a nearby resource to be able to develop and learn new skills. Itís also good for me to be able to continue to use skills and experience developed in my previous roles, in the context of my new position at Kyte Hotel."

With the refurbishment of Kyte Hotel, Sharon and her business partner Jessica Barnes have aimed to create a relaxed, friendly and professional environment, providing an excellent venue for businesses wishing to use the facilities for training or conferences. The training suite is also available for hire by training providers to run their own courses.

Jessica said: "Kyte has a very flexible layout which means we can accommodate most customerís requirements for training and conferences. Since we have had such a fantastic first few weeks, we remain upbeat about 2009 and we are really looking forward to developing other areas of the business and achieving the great potential we have here."

The hotel on Great North Road, in Darrington, West Yorkshire, has 15 bedrooms, a restaurant, tea rooms, meeting rooms, and conference and wedding facilities. It is now owned by Jessica Barnes (30) and Sharon Stubbs (39) who have both recently given up full time jobs to pursue their dream of running their own hotel business. They are joined in partnership by their mutual friend Nigel Halmshaw (57) from Leeds who will be taking a more back-seat, mentoring role in the business.

For further information on Kyte Hotel training and conference facilities contact Sharon Stubbs on 01977 600661


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