Judge Profile profile for Tony Murdock
Local hotelier, Tony Murdock, began his career in hospitality in Belfast almost 20 years ago, and has since managed several 4 Star hotels in Ireland, Scotland and England. Alongside his role as Director and General Manager of Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, Tony is also the Founder and Chairman of the Cambridge Roar Festival. The Roar Festival raises money for local charities and returns for its fourth year in May 2018. Tony is also Managing Director of a new full service Event Management company, TR Global Events Ltd. and an Event Production Company, BIG: Event Productions Ltd., which specialise in sound, lighting, staging and AV.
Since his appointment as General Manager at Quy Mill Hotel and Spa in 2013, Tony has spearheaded the Hotel’s development and been instrumental in the Hotel receiving numerous awards and accolades, including a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence; inclusion in the Good Hotel Guide; Booking.com Certificate of Excellence (highest rated venue in Cambridge); AA 4 Star Silver Status (highest rated 4 Star Hotel in Cambridgeshire); 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence; Visit England Breakfast Award; Silver Award for Visit England’s Green Tourism Scheme; Wedding Dates ‘Top Rated Wedding Venue in Cambridgeshire’; 5 Star Wedding Service Award; finalist for ‘Small Business of the Year’ – Cambridge Business Awards; ‘Investors in People’ Standard; promotion to the ‘BW Premier Collection’ Brand; and previous winner and runner up in the SME Business Awards.
In addition to his day job, Tony is also a prolific fundraiser through the ROAR Festival and in his spare time he runs marathons to raise money for a range of charities. To date, he has raised almost £130,000 in the last four years.