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Meet the Management Team

The enthusiasm, energy and expertise of our management team, working in partnership with our hotel members, contribute significantly to their overall success. In order to maintain our marketing edge, we engage and work with the very best people in their respective fields, who are passionate about what we do. We share the same vision and commitment so that our customers will want to return again and again.

Len Louis MA FCIM FTS MIoD - Chief Executive
Previously worked for H. J. Heinz; The Pillsbury Company; Cadbury Schweppes; Allied-Lyons Hotel Division, Jarvis Hotels, Best Western Hotels and Pegasus Solutions
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Len Louis, Chief Executive, Classic British Hotels

Jackie Brown - Commercial Director
Previously worked for Mount Charlotte Thistle; Hilton UK & Ireland; Hilton Birmingham Metropole; Ramada Jarvis and glh (Guoman & Thistle Hotels).
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Jackie Brown, Commercial Director, Classic British Hotels

Lee Linford BA (Hons) - Creative Development Director
Previously worked for Best Western Hotels; Bray Leino ad agency; Virgin Atlantic; Superdrug and The Lagoon Group (Mad Moose Press Publishing).
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Lee Linford, Creative Services Director, Classic British Hotels

Jean Hart - Finance Director
Previously worked for French Bank of Southern Africa; Volkskas Merchant Bank; Johannesburg Trade & Industry; Murray & Roberts Light Industries Group; and Denver Technical Products (Pty).
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Jean Hart, Director of Finance, Classic British Hotels

Bob Cotton BSc (Hons), OBE - Non Executive Director
Previously worked for Gardner Merchat; Sodexo UK; Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and British Hospitality Association (BHA).
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Bob Cotton, Non Executive Director, Classic British Hotels

Richard Dodd FCA - Non Executive Director
Previously worked for Roberts White; AE Genet Ltd.; Jolliffes; Grant Thornton and Menzies Chartered Accountants.
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Richard Dodd, Non Executive Director, Classic British Hotels

Charles Holdsworth BEng - Non Executive Director
Previously worked for Lucas engineering, Fidelity Investments and an internet consultancy.
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Charles Holdsworth, Non Executive Director, Classic British Hotels

Nicola Rhone BA (Hons) - Director of Marketing
Previously worked with Fujitsu Siemens before joining The Hotel Partnership, working across company departments and products in both consumer and corporate markets.

Nicola Rhone, Director of Marketing, Classic British Hotels

Emma-Marie Wydenbach BSc (Hons) - Director of Business Development
Previously worked with Jarvis Hotels; Imperial Tobacco; Welsh Rugby Union; Inter-continental Hotels (IHG) and Marriott Hotels & Resorts.

Emma-Marie Wydenbach, Director of Sales (West), Classic British Hotels

Jane Withey - Director of Conferences & Events
Previously worked with Allied Dunbar Assurance; Scottish Life; Plan It Computer Recruitment and Red Sky Events.

Jane Withey, Director of Conferences & Events , Classic British Hotels

Della Cogan - Director of Membership Development
Previously worked with Yamanouchi International; Government of Ontario; Frost & Sullivan Conference Division; TDM Marketing; First Choice Holidays; Pestana Hotels; Sheraton Hotels; and a wine company & visitor centre.

Della Cogan, Director of Membership Development, Classic British Hotels

Hayley Flood - Manager-Agency Sales
Previously worked with Thomas Cook; Westac power Ltd.; House of Fraser; Actuate Business Solutions and Avnet IT Technology Solutions.

Hayley Flood, Manager–Agency Sales, Classic British Hotels

Sally Holloway - Reservations & Groups Manager
Previously worked with the Burton Group and in various roles within the Hospitality Industry in the UK and Australia.

Sally Holloway, Reservations & Groups Manager, Classic British Hotels

Danielle Read - Manager-Agency Sales
Previously worked with Hayley Conferences and later with Principal Hayley.

Danielle Read,Manager-Agency Sales, Classic British Hotels

Matthew Naylor - Manager-eDistribution & Systems
Previously worked with companies in the building trade and PC World before joining The Hotel Partnership, working across company departments and products.

Matthew Naylor, Manager-eDistribution & Systems, Classic British Hotels

Lauren Goddard - Social Media Marketing Executive
Previously worked with Radian; Tourism South East; TUI and Skandia.

Lauren Goddard, Social Media Marketing Executive, Classic British Hotels