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Born-and-bred Warrnambool man, Jarrod Gwynne received the chairman’s award for outstanding service from Quest Founder and Executive Chairman, Paul Constantinou AM.


Jarrod Gwynne was hand-picked from a network of 170 Quest hotels across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the United Kingdom. Many recipients have gone on to own their own Quest franchise, including one of Australia’s youngest hotel franchisees, Amy Van de Ven.


Paul Constantinou said the award recognises the personal and professional growth Jarrod has gone through since starting his first role more than 11 years ago.



“Jarrod decided early on in life that serving others would be his vocation. Jarrod began his career on the reception desk before working his way up to property manager roles at Warrnambool, Frankston and Dandenong.



“Jarrod then moved his family up to Queensland to get out of his comfort zone. He has since taken on our Cannon Hill and South Brisbane hotels while managing more than 30 rooms at Quest Dandenong.



“Jarrod and his family have a bright future ahead of them. Keep hitting your goals and congratulations for everything you’ve achieved,” Mr Constantinou said.



Jarrod Gwynne accepted the award at Melbourne’s Town Hall. While accepting the award, Jarrod thanked his family, colleagues and friends for their support.



“I’ve always believed that getting out of your comfort zone will take you places. I learnt the ropes in my hometown of Warrnambool and have gone from strength-to-strength by taking on new challenges.



“I want to thank my colleagues for helping me develop my skills and, of course, to my family for getting me over the line every day,” Mr Gwynne said.



Under Jarrod’s leadership, Quest Warrnambool was awarded the Certificate of Excellence for 2013 and 2014. Jarrod is now a multi-site property manager while taking on some of Quest’s largest corporate accounts.


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