Quickfire Q&A with Deputy General Manager, Darren Chamberlain

Posted: 19th February 2016

Darren has been at the Møller Centre for over five years, joining the team as Food and Beverage Manager and then becoming Deputy General Manager in 2013. Overseeing several operational teams and as a member of the Senior Management Team, Darren is rarely in one part of the Centre for any length of time.  He’s a man of action, always on the front foot anticipating customer needs.

We gave Darren 60 seconds to answer as many questions as possible.

Darren and Mark
A rare shot of Darren standing still.

What three things do you need to do your job?
Ability to multi-task, commitment and positivity.

What do you enjoy the most about your job?
The variety of people I meet every day and the opportunity to add value to their events.

What’s your top tip for organising a successful event?
Define the details, clear communication, and regular contact with your event planner.

What was your first ever job in the hospitality industry?
I was an apprentice chef for four years.

Darren - Alzheimer's Aug 15
Senior Managers Tracey, Tim and Darren (L to R) presenting a cheque to Alzheimer’s Society, our charity of the year for 2014/5.

Who are the unsung heroes at the Møller Centre?
The Finance Team for all their hard work and commitment in the background and all the people that get pulled away for “I’ve got a quick job that needs doing”!

Looking back, what would you tell your 16 year old self now?
Study hard, and take every opportunity that comes your way.

Which superpower would help you to do your job better?
The ability to be able to slow time down!

What did you want to be when you were five years old?
A Police Officer.

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you at work?
Thinking I had put on my blue suit in the morning, but wearing my grey jacket for the first part of the day (thankfully one of my colleagues told me before too many people saw me).


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