Meet Our Team

Meet the Dedicated Team at Diamond Serviced Apartments

At Diamond Serviced Apartments, we work hard to provide you with a home away from home at economical rates. Meet our experienced and dedicated management team that makes it all possible.


Paul Smith – Founder

An experienced company director, Paul has broad experience  running large companies, start-ups and turn-arounds. He ensures that everything runs smoothly at Diamond.

 

Interests:A family man with 6 children, Paul Smith’s interests include cooking, hill walking and military history.


 

Aniko Smith – Co-founder & Finance Director

Aniko’s key strength is organising both people and systems. Her international experience has exposed her to many cultures which translates to a welcoming atmosphere for our guests who come from all over the world

 

Interests: Aniko speaks many languages including English, German, Russian and Hungarian. A mother of two, she enjoys all sports especially skiing, squash and yoga. She has a broad set of hobby activities including travelling, technology, reading, and gardening.


 

Abigail Hookway – Managing Director


Abigail has a wealth of experience in senior management and her key strengths lie with enhancing business operations enabling them to function more effectively over larger geographical areas.  Her management skills support the whole Diamond team to truly focus on the guest experience.

 

Interests: Abigail is a busy mother of two who in her spare time likes to spend time walking and exploring with her family.


 

Samantha Saunders – Operations Manager

Samantha is responsible for the operational functionality of Diamond across the UK.  Her vast experience in the UK financial industry have given her a unique skill set, especially when dealing with external market pressures. Samantha is also responsible for the team at our Doncaster head office.

 

Interests: A busy mother of one Samantha enjoys spending time with her fiancé and daughter.  Her passions lie with music, being in the countryside and eating good food.

 


Amy Kakorina – Customer Service Manager

Amy does an amazing job here at Diamond looking after the Diamond service for our guests.  She is passionate about ensuring every guest experiences the highest possible levels of service.  She has extensive experience in the customer service sector and is an expert at applying this to all situations.

 

Interests: Amy loves spending time with her son and husband.  She speaks many languages which lends to creating a welcoming atmosphere for guests travelling across the globe.  Her passions lie in photography and interior design and she applies this wonderfully to the Diamond apartments.


 

Shona Smith – Finance & Accounts Manager

Shona does a fantastic job of making sure that all our finance matters are in hand right the way from set up of property to normal operational expenses and tacking guest payments.  Extremely knowledgeable in her field she provides immediate professional support to the whole team.
Interests: In her time off work Shona loves to spend time with her husband and two young boys hill climbing near her home in Scotland followed by a good pub meal with a glass of wine.

 

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