Say hello to Maintenance Technician, Dale. Based at Holiday Inn Express Leeds, he continuously strives for quality and worked his socks off getting the hotel ready for reopening this year. 

Give us a brief summary of your current role at Atlas Hotels

I started in July 2019 Maintenance Technician at Holiday Inn Express Leeds - City Centre. I'm a qualified plumber and was working self-employed but now I love being part of a hotel team and seeing happy guests!

Tell us about your life outside of work, what would people normally find you doing? 

Well, I have 2 daughters aged 4 and 1 so most of my time is spent with them, days out etc – They love the ‘Jumparina’ trampoline centre  – When I manage a day to myself, I like to spend it fishing.

What are you most grateful for in 2020?

Managed to get away to Turkey for 2 weeks at the start of 2020 before the lockdown (just got back in time). This was also the first family holiday with both our kids. During the lockdown, it was great to spend time with the family as well.

Which one of the Atlas values means the most to you and why? (Be Guest Focused, Work Together, Show Commitment, Strive for Quality)

Strive for Quality – I make sure the guest rooms are in top condition, and when something needs my attention - I'm always ready to sort it out straight away. The better the rooms are, the happier our guests are!

If you had to pick one song that got you through 2020, which song would it be?

Elvis Presley, Teddy Bear. I have a Teddy Bear t-Shirt which my daughters love and every time I wear it they scream ‘Daddy do ‘The Teddy Bear Dance’ – I hope you’re not going to ask for video evidence.