Shropshire Tourism UK Ltd AGM 2016

The Shropshire Tourism Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 10th February 2016 at The Lord Hill Hotel, Shrewsbury.
Tea and coffee will be served on arrival from 10.30am, the AGM will start at 11.00am.

Find out what marketing activities and member support the company has delivered over the past year and our plans for 2016.

Papers are available to view via the links below:

Please let us know if you can join us or send apologies by emailing Jodie at jstephen@shropshiretourism.co.uk or calling 01743 261919 by Friday 29th January 2016.

We hope to see you there.

Director Nominations

Please note: Director nominations have now closed. The following four nominations have been received and will be put to the members for election at the AGM on 10th February.

Samantha Gray - Owner of Middle Farm Cottages self catering

Samantha has been managing her own self catering accommodation in Shropshire for the past 15 years. Prior to this she worked in national accounts for 8 years before starting her family.

She currently runs her cottages alongside a busy small holding on the Long Mynd and is proactive in offering visitors to Shropshire an experience of rural farm life and an artisan food experience.

Adrian Brown - Owner of The Old Rectory of St James Guest House

Adrian currently runs a 4 Star Gold award winning Guest House in Stirchley, Telford which he refurbished, rebranded, reopening in January 2011. In 2015 they were awarded the VisitEngland ROSE award and the VisitEngland Bronze Award for Excellence, for providing overall quality for their guests.

Adrian's background is in electrical engineering by profession, working in Zambia for nine years and then in the UK gas industry (R&D) for nineteen years. Latterly he was a Service Manager designing and installing Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems; projects of total value to approx £1m. He then started his own consultancy business as a sole Director, The Old Tavern Ltd, continuing mainly with CHP work for about eight years. Alongside the technical business, he and his wife started a B&B business from scratch in their family home in 2004, in the East Midlands. By 2009, they wanted to expand but the location did not lend itself easily for that, so they decided to move to Shropshire.

Adrian was a Member of Telford Tourism Partnership Board for Strategic planning for two years (recently disbanded) and is now part of the recently launched Telford Visitor Economic Forum.

Mike Brogden - Owner of Ferndale Flat self catering property

Mike has been running a 4 star self-catering holiday flat since 2010 in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has in membership of Shropshire Tourism for the same period. His emphasis is on eco-friendly principles and the flat has been awarded Achiever status by the Shropshire Hills Sustainable Business Scheme and a Gold Award by Green Tourism.

Prior to this, Mike was worked in primary education as a teacher, headteacher, teachers' centre leader, area primary schools adviser in Oxfordshire, senior adviser in Shropshire, trainer of headteachers, education consultant and inspector of schools for OfSTED.

Mike has also acted as chairman or secretary of several voluntary organisations, including the South Shropshire Farm Holiday Group (now called Shropshire Gold).

Jack Limond - Owner of The White Horse Inn

Jack has been active in the area of tourism since he took over the White Horse Inn in 2001. In 2002 he became Chair of Clun Green Man Festival and has acted in the role ever since. In 2009 he joined the board of Bishop's Castle and Clun Tourism groups and in 2015 joined Shropshire Hills Tourism. His aim is to create a bond between these two organisations.