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June 9, 2011

My first cross-training day by Patrick Cardoso

‘’My first cross training day was at the Reservations Department, it began with a briefing with Melanie, about the Department and giving me preparatory information about what I could expect during the day out of the Accounting Department. My first mentor was Glenn, he explained me part of his job: answering queries through the phone and emails from agencies, booking our properties, sending confirmations etc. I was then sent to Mario, who described me the tasks he daily performs, answering queries from individuals, looking for the best option when the requested property is not available, and supporting the Sales Team as well.

After my lunch break it was Katia’s turn to show me the International side of the Department, and practice some French with her. I was then invited to join Oyindamola and Tamara on a Fam Trip to Monarch House, in Kensington High Street. We visited 3 different types of apartments in the same block, very spacious and comfortable, with daily Maid service! I really enjoyed this cross-training day, it gave me a good overlook of what is going on in the Reservations Department.

It was an excellent learning opportunity, improving my understanding of the Sales Department and my knowledge of the company. It also gave me the opportunity to socialize more with my colleagues.

Once more thank you to Melanie, Glenn, Mario, Katia, Tamara and Oyindamola for being part of my cross-training day!’’


February 10, 2011

The Apartment Service introduces our new Business and Administration Manager – Spain by Esther Munoz Tong

The Apartment Service expansion is truly relentless. We are very happy to welcome new staff Mariel Martinez, who brings a whole wealth of regional sales experience and who will play an important role to further develop the Spanish speaking markets.

Mariel will be dealing with general administration, as well as accounting and management of Roomspace Spain (starting with Apartments Sandoval in Madrid), including sales and marketing activities to offer the Company’s varied booking services to Spanish speaking companies and organisations which The Apartment Service regularly provides, as well as for those looking for accommodation solutions anywhere else in the world. Mariel will be also looking to network and build stronger relationships with other property providers and specialist suppliers in the industry of corporate housing and relocation.

Mariel will be based in our London office but she will be travelling to a frequent basis to our base in Madrid.  Should you have any enquiries or information to share with her, she can be contacted directly via: marielm@apartment.co.uk


January 25, 2011

The Apartment Service at the 2011 Corporate Relocation Conference & Exhibition by Esther Munoz Tong

 

Our Sales Manager Sara Calvo and Account Manager Nancy Mills will be exhibiting at the Corporate Relocation Conference and Exhibition on the 7th February so please feel free to visit us at Hotel Russell, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BE from 10am - 5pm.
  

This one day event, that is in its 14th year, is a must for expatriates of all nationalities, International HR professionals and those advising the expatriate community. There are over 40 exhibitors with products and services that support the expatriate community, and there are also 5 free seminars that you can attend.

 

10.30am Moving with Children — Understanding Third Culture Kids

11.30am — FOCUS on Distinction

12.30pm — Tax Planning Essentials for Expatriates in the UK

1.45pm — Trends and Developments in Global Mobility

2.45pm — The UK Immigration Cap & International Insurance Case Studies

3.45pm — Spoiling the Ship for a Ha'p'orth of Tar (economising on relocation support; an expensive mistake)

Note that you need to pre-register for the seminars as there is limited availability, so if you would like to attend please email helen@theamericanhour.com or call Helen Elliott on 020 8661 0186.

 


January 19, 2011

Our team at the Hotel Booking Agents Association 11th annual dinner by Esther Munoz Tong


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