Lady Joy and husband Billy giants of hospitality industry
The late Billy Hastings arguably did more for the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland than any other person.
First as a pub owner, but most famously as a hotelier.
He created the template for the booming industry that now exists. His wife Lady Joy today reveals how proud she was of his achievements and about him as a family man.
It is said that behind every great man stands an even greater woman.
Lady Joy would demur but she was a huge support in the dark days when his businesses were being blown up.
To their credit, they helped to put the positive side of the province on the map.
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