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March 24, 2017

Meet our Lincolnshire Venue Experts – Michael at Forest Pines


Meet some of Lincoln & Lincolnshire’s venue experts, friendly faces highlighting their local knowledge and fantastic event experiences.

Name: Michael Lavizani

Position: General Manager

Length of employment: 28 years (at Forest Pines since October 16)


1. What is the best part of your job?

Development of my team and in particular the youngsters joining our industry (and also playing golf for free).

2. What does your job involve?

Finance, sales, strategy and leadership.

3. What is your favourite thing about Lincolnshire?

Steels fish and chip shop (Cleethorpes) - as a new comer to the area I appreciate the history and the sea food.

4. If you had 24 hours to show your best friend Lincolnshire, what would you do?

Take them to Steels and show them some of the historic parts of our great county.

5. What is in store for your venue over the next year?

Further development of our bedroom stock, public areas, some work that currently is also being carried out on our famous Golf course and to maintain our nationally recognised Gold venue verdict standard in the Conference and Event market.

6. What is the best feedback that you have received from a delegate/booking?

We recently had the Conservative Local Government Conference here at the hotel for three days and we received a letter from Councillor Rory Love following the event to praise the team here for their highly efficient approach when dealing with all aspects of the event, and how much he appreciated the accommodating ways in which we handled their high profile speakers. To receive this letter from Councillor Love was a great honour for both me and the team here.

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