15th Anniversary at the Duke for Walter and Jonathan!

Wednesday 7th December, 2016|Category: News

Wednesday 7th December marks a special date in the diary at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel. 15 years ago Walter Combstock and Jonathan Morcom became owners of the historic building in the heart of Plymouth.

Back in 2001 they started with a team of four Directors. One very quickly decided it wasn’t right for him and tragically in 2008 Sales and Marketing Director Liam Smith died in a car accident. Walter and Jon have been through so much on both a personal and professional level in the last 15 years, but their pride and love of the Duke has never changed.

Director, Jonathan Morcom added:

Looking back, 15 years has seen the hotel go through major refurbishment, they have hosted the most spectacular weddings, beautiful black tie balls, many meetings, countless conferences, and several thousand coffees have been consumed!

Walter and Jonathan could not have achieved this on their own and are proud of their team that have worked with them over the years. One of the key members and the first person to be promoted under the new owners was Peter Adams, Operations Manager.

On talking about his experience over the years Pete added:

Walter and Jonathan cannot emphasis enough what a privilege it is to be involved with such an iconic building.

On behalf of everyone we would like to thank Walter and Jon for their love of the Duke and continuing to invest in the building and making it the landmark it is today. Here’s to the next 15!