Newcastle-based Malhotra Group, the parent company of Prestwick Care, has appointed an in-house interior designer to oversee the creative direction of the group’s hotels, bars, restaurants and care homes.
Trish Devlin, whose career spans more than 30 years, has been appointed in-house interior design manager, having worked for the organisation on a freelance basis for the past nine years.
Malhotra Group plc owns some of Tyneside’s most stylish hotels, bars and restaurants – including the recently opened Melton House care home in the Newcastle suburb of Gosforth, which was designed by Ms Devlin.
In her new position as in-house designer, Ms Devlin will lead the interior design of both Malhotra Group’s care and leisure operations, liaising with and managing external designers and contractors when necessary.
Bunty Malhotra, CEO of Malhotra Group and director of care for its Prestwick Care subsidiary, said: “Our full range of new build care homes has been applauded for its focus on design, which is tailored to the specific needs of the residents.
“Trish has a superb, proven, track record and, as we push ahead with our plans to create a number of new care homes – and leisure outlets – in the coming months, it made perfect sense to bring her on-board in an official capacity.”
Trish said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the Malhotra family over the last nine years on a number of prestigious projects and developments and I am delighted to be appointed as in-house interior design manager.
“I am looking forward to working on the Malhotra Group’s exciting new proposed developments in both leisure and care and continuing to create bespoke interior design schemes to the company’s exacting standards.”