ABOUT US 

ROBIN BARKER, DIRECTOR

Robin has a very broad experience in tourism management, delivery, marketing and consultancy, following six years as Head of Direct Marketing for Saga Group, nine years running his own marketing services company, two years at National Maritime Museum Cornwall and five years at South West Tourism. He holds a Fellowship from the Institute of Direct Marketing and from the Tourism Management Institute and was chair of events for the Tourism Marketing Institute from
2010 to 2014, becoming their president in 2015.  Robin received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2016/17. 

"I have worked for a number of years both directly and indirectly with Robin.
He has a great wealth of knowledge and experience as well as a contact book
that most others can only dream of.

He has consistently delivered high quality projects throughout the time
I have known him, from conferences to awards programmes, to tourism
​business advice and marketing support."


                                                                                                   Alistair Handyside
                                                                            Experienced Non-Exec and Chair
                                                                                                           
NELL BARRINGTON, DIRECTOR

Nell has worked in tourism since 1994, initially as assistant manager of a country house hotel but more recently as Tourism Manager for a local authority in Somerset and since 2005 as a freelance tourism and business advisor.

Nell has specific expertise in the food and drink sectors, building networks of providers and hospitality providers, giving her a useful insight into local sourcing and food quality. She has also been heavily involved in creating and managing events, festivals, running niche marketing campaigns and sustainable tourism. She has worked alongside VisitBritain on enhancing tourist information, rolling out activity across several regions. She is a member and regional representative for the Tourism Management Institute. More recently, Nell has led a regional programme of conferences for the South West Tourism Growth Fund (SWTGF) and runs both the Beautiful South Awards for South East England and the Bath, Bristol and Somerset Tourism Awards. 
                                                                                
"Nell Barrington’s professionalism and extensive experience in the area of
tourism ​made her an obvious choice of consultant when we were rebranding and
             refocusing our tourism business. She helped to give us vital guidance which
helped us to
develop our successful future direction".


                                                                                                                                 Marianne Williams (previous owner)
                                                                                                                                            East Lambrook Manor Gardens