For International Women’s day this year we celebrate Danielle Sheridan, General Manager, and now Managing Partner, at Flamingo. 

Danielle and hospitality go hand-in-hand, with her parents having been landlords of brewery-owned pubs since she was a child. Growing up in the food and drink business has meant that it has become second nature to her. After a 10-year stint in London running bars and restaurants in the heart of the City, Danielle decided the time was right to head back to the coast with her fiancé, Uriah – they are tying the knot in June this year. Congratulations to them both! 

With the delayed opening of Flamingo due to CoronaVirus restrictions, Danielle spent nearly a year heading up Chicken & Blues in Bournemouth, the sister-brand to Flamingo, both owned by Aviary Hospitality. Her patience paid off as Flamingo opened amid a blaze of local publicity in May last year – and despite the challenges of the national labour shortage, Danielle was able to build a fantastic group of 30 Team Members, showcasing her skills as a fantastic leader in a notoriously tough business.

Flamingo co-founder Joshua Simons: ‘From our initial conversations with Danielle, right at the beginning of the Flamingo project, it was obvious to us that her experience, and more importantly personality, were exactly what we were looking for. Hospitality is all about people, and everyone that meets Danielle says the same thing – she’s an immensely likeable and professional operator. She has the respect of everyone in the business whilst managing to maintain the element of fun that makes Flamingo what it is. We recently offered Danielle the opportunity to become a Managing Partner at Flamingo, and we’re delighted she has accepted our offer – and what better timing to announce Danielle’s promotion than on International Women’s Day.’ 

Danielle says;Moving back to Bournemouth from London was a big decision for me and my fiancé back in 2020. I’ve been in hospitality for such a long time and I was determined to find the perfect match for me at this point in my career. Flamingo has been a whirlwind of a project with so many challenges along the way – but I love what we have created. Becoming Managing Partner is an exciting next step and I look forward to what lies ahead with Aviary Hospitality’. 

International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievement, raises awareness against bias, and takes action for equality. It’s designed to be a day for everyone, regardless of gender or gender identity, to celebrate the progress that women have made towards equality, and remember how much further there is to go. Aviary Hospitality is proud to support this movement.

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