Introducing Financial Controller Gina Sutton
The Greenbank’s FINANCIAL CONTROLLER GINA SUTTON
Born in Brighton, Gina has travelled around the world and found Falmouth to be the place she wanted to call home. Gina joined The Greenbank thirteen years ago and has been a cornerstone member of our team ever since.
Originally working in corporate banking and after brief stint in Dubai, Gina transferred her skills to our hotel, working part-time whilst she raised her family in Cornwall. As Gina’s family grew, so did her time at The Greenbank.
What Cornish delicacy is your favourite?
It has to be scallops. Fresh and local!
What one place would you recommend to guests as a must-see?
St Ives. This is my most favourite spot – a day trip can feel like a holiday. The seas are a shade of blue different to other palettes. I’d recommend The Tate; however if modern art isn’t your thing, The Barbara Hepworth Museum is a beautiful, tranquil place (modern art still, however amongst a vision of greenery). I would also try to take in the Downalong area, which gives a real feel for the history of the community that they once had. It retains a feel of the 1950s yet still current – if you get to arrive by train even better. It’s within the top 10 recommended train journeys in the UK.
What made you want to come to Cornwall?
I had just returned from travelling around Asia, and whilst my home town of Brighton is a great place, I felt like the adventure needed to continue. We bought a van and spent a fair few weeks on the road exploring where to live. Winding our way down to here. Falmouth has a little bit of Brighton in it, from the architecture to the student art scene…it just felt like home.
What’s your favourite part about your job?
The people. Working here feels like family. I’m hoping this is evident when guests stay – we are a team. The view too! I’m incredibly lucky to have an office that looks out onto the water. This still remains a treat every morning when I open the door.
What makes Falmouth so special to you?
Falmouth has a beat like no other! I’ve been fortunate to have travelled; however there is something about Falmouth that makes it an incredibly special place. Walking along the High Street with its abundance of independents, sneaky peeks of the sea through the archways – this still charms me even after eighteen years. It has its own little microcosm in place. History, art, community, plenty of places to eat and drink, and most importantly, the sea. Being on a peninsula we’re surrounded by sea, which is a lucky place to be.
Can you describe The Greenbank in five words?
A tonic for the soul!