Martin has over 30 years’ experience in tourism and place marketing. On a national level, he is a former Chairman and Director of the British Association of Conference Destinations, he helped to establish the British Cities Marketing Board and chaired that organisation for a number of years.
He was appointed as Vice-Chair of VisitEngland's Destination Management Forum in June 2011. He sat on the national ‘future funding for tourism’ think tank and was part of the national advisory group working with government to explore the introduction of Tourism Business Improvement Districts (TBIDs) into England.
His particular skills base is developing strategic partnerships of operators and destinations to create a genuine ‘sum of the parts’ effect. He oversees five area tourism partnerships and leads on the highly successful Stay Play Explore short break campaign.
He has a highly developed understanding of the dynamics and challenges of managing tourism in destinations and the DMO structure. He is a respected figure in the industry and was recognised in 1997 when he was made a Fellow of the Tourism Society.
Contact Martin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janine has 15 years’ experience in tourism and marketing and specialises in developing and delivering strategic marketing objectives for destinations. She also has particular experience in developing events in response to strategic opportunities and manages the Edible Forest Festival.
Janine joined the company from the BBC where she worked in local radio. She holds several CIM qualifications and accreditations. Nationally Janine represents the destination on many forums and bodies. She works regularly with VisitEngland to advise on destination engagement with marketing activities.
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Kathy is responsible for the day-to-day financial aspects of
the company, preparing financial information, handling all invoicing and
payments, and managing office and personnel issues.
Contact Kathy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ash Johal is a student at Leicester College and is currently supporting our marketing team on the Collaborate programme and Stay Play Explore.