It is interesting that all managers with me now in my new business are ex-Forte. If I had been so remote surely they would hardly risk leaving a comfortable, well-paid job to join me in an embryonic company.
Even today, three years after the takeover, I continue to receive letters from staff and customers bemoaning what has happened to the company and wishing I was still there.
I do not think running hotels is easy, as Gerry Robinson does. It is very difficult and requires a great deal of hands-on attention from the people at the top. The implication of your comment is that my interaction with my staff was purely for the purposes of the documentary. This is patently not true, as anyone who works with me will tell you.
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