CONFERENCE CARE'S STEPHEN USHER RETIRES AFTER 41 YEARS IN INDUSTRY

1st June 2018


Stephen Usher has been a key figure in the meeting and events industry, beginning his career 41 years ago as a trainee manager in London. He became General Manager of the Canterbury Hotel at the age of 23, and continued to be GM of further hotels including The Royal Court, Coventry and Ullesthorpe Court Hotel. He founded his own conference booking and event management agency, House of Usher, in 1995, and also served positions in the HBAA of both Treasurer, and subsequently Chair in 2010.

‘I had worked alongside Stephen for many years and recognised how valuable his knowledge and expertise would be to the company; we were delighted when he joined the team in 2015’ Said Chris Peacock, Director. ‘His leadership of the Finance Team has had an incredibly positive impact helping to define and strengthen our processes.’

‘Spending the last three years with the amazing team at Conference Care has been a fantastic way to complement a varied and exciting career’ said Usher, ‘I am now looking forward to the new ‘challenge’ of my position as Chairman of the Local Residents Association in Argaka, Cyprus, which I hope will be no more taxing than enjoying the local Mediterranean produce and watching the fishing boats go by!’

Conference Care's Stephen Usher Retires After 41 Years in Industry

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The staff at Conference Care are absolutely fundamental to the work that we do in connection with organising our meetings. Their creativity is brilliant! They project manage every single detail. Once the brief is discussed they come back swiftly with numerous options for venues. Not only that they brief us on amazing team building activities and entertainment. Without a doubt, they are a professional team of people that we would be lost without. The number of hours that they save us is immense. I would like to take this opportunity of saying a massive thank you to every single one of them. Conference Care are a terrific company and really care about their customers. They have guided me through challenging briefs, offering assistance and guidance where needed. It’s great to speak to real people who are so friendly and efficient. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone.

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