THEE have been two new appointments at Evesham's luxury hotel the Wood Norton, where Aimee White and Josh Perry, are the venue’s new wedding and events co-ordinator and junior operations manager.

Miss White, who is 19, joined the hotel only twelve months ago to start an apprenticeship in sales, and as part of this year-long programme, worked hard to support the hotel’s dedicated weddings team in selling, planning and co-ordinating more than 80 weddings. After completing her apprenticeship in August, she was offered a full time position as wedding and events co-ordinator, where she now works closely with weddings manager Sandie Griffiths.

Mr Perry, who is Miss White's partner and also 19, first joined the Wood Norton 18 months ago, as a member of the waiting team in the hotel’s fine dining restaurant the Fleur de Lys. He has made a lasting impression on hotel guests and has now been promoted to junior operations manager.

Steve Sweeny, the Wood Norton's general manager, said: “Aimee and Josh are passionate, dedicated and hardworking individuals who boast genuine enthusiasm for the hospitality sector. Both of them have really impressed the management team over the past year or so, and as a result I am delighted to welcome Aimee on board as a full time member of the team and provide Josh with the promotion he so much deserves.”

The Wood Norton re-opened in late 2012 following an extensive £10 million refurbishment programme, with its most recent development being the transformation of its old Kitchen into the Fleur de Sel, a new brasserie come corporate meeting space. It is now forecast to host more than 100 weddings in 2017.