Let me introduce myself and extend a warm welcome…
I amÂ Richard Proctor, your host.
I have been managing hotels for over 30 years and it is the people you meet that make it such a wonderful job. I hope that every guest comes asÂ a visitor and leaves as a friend. Youâ€™ll recognize me by my trademark red braces and welcoming smile. I genuinely love my job and have a great teamÂ of happy staff. Some of us have been working together a long time and so we feel like family.
I have always had an affection for islands and came to visit Alderney with a Scottish girlfriend when I was 22 years old. I didnâ€™t comeÂ back for 35 years when I was offered the job at Braye Beach and remembered this fabulous little place that I had always wanted to return to.Â When I arrived I was once again captivated – the peace and quiet, the safety, the community – nothing much had changed in all those years.Â I have lived in many other islands including Ascension Island, St Kitts and Bermuda. They were a little hotter than here butÂ Alderney has something special about it.