Meet Your Team

The Shropshire Tourism Team is here to help and support the membership and the partner organisations. Bringing together a combination of front line industry experience and a range of specialist skills (including: marketing, print and media buying, web development, press & PR, research and sales) they present a formidable force helping to promote and market Shropshire and the surrounding areas to visitors.

Shropshire Tourism - Grove House, 8 St Julian's Friars, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1XL

Tel: 01743 261919
Fax: 01743 261929
Email: Contact Us

Your Chief Executive

Chief Executive - Simon McCloy. MTMI. MCIM. MTS.

Simon McCloy

Simon has more years of experience than he is prepared to admit to! However, he will acknowledge some 20 years in the hotel industry - much of it running his own business. He joined the public sector in 1995 as a local authority Tourism Officer. In 2002 he was appointed as Chief Executive at Shropshire Tourism with responsibility to ensure the company’s future growth and reduce its reliance on public sector funding, as well as delivering the county’s destination marketing activity. Simon is a full member of the Tourism Society, the Tourism Management Institute and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Your Business Support and Marketing Team

Business Manager - Jodie Stephen.

Jodie Stephen

Jodie joined Shropshire Tourism in June 2003. After several years of experience in varied careers, including catering, dental nursing (!) and working at a local visitor attraction, Jodie decided to return to college to study Travel and Tourism. Her main roles at Shropshire Tourism include membership support, managing the Shropshire Accommodation Assessment Scheme, providing secretarial support for some of the tourism associations, coordinating the advertisement sales for the Shropshire and Welsh Borders brochure, Shropshire Days Out and various other publications.

Jodie has a Professional Certificate in Marketing.

Designer, Business Support - Abby Collins. BA (Hons). Graphic Communications

Abby Collins

Abby is a Graphic Designer with a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Communications and over 3 years industry experience. She works on all aspects of design from logo and branding to full website design.

As well as design Abby also works closely with our marketing team, offering advice on our membership and general business support.

Business Support and Marketing Assistant - Tori Beddows.

Tori Beddows

Tori is our newest member; joining the Shropshire Tourism team in May 2016. She started her career at just 14 working in a small Shropshire country pub as a waitress. After completing her A-levels in Graphic Design, Business Studies and English Literature she moved to London to undertake an Apprenticeship with a Digital Marketing Agency; graduating with an Advanced Level Diploma in Social Media and Digital Marketing at the Google Headquarters. Since then she has gained experience in social media management, content and press release writing and business support.

Her main roles at Shropshire Tourism include working alongside Jodie Stephen dealing with all aspects of membership support and helping with Shropshire Tourism’s marketing activities.

Your Website Development Team

Senior Web Development Officer - Jordan Taylor. BSc (Hons) Computing

Jordan Taylor

Jordan has been enthusiastic about all things IT since the age of 5.

He is an avid web developer who enjoys building websites and supporting the rest of the team.

Web Development Officer - Jake O'Brien

Jake O'Brien

Jake is our newest developer and takes aesthetics and usability of websites very seriously.

He became interested in technology during school and has been engulfed ever since, he enjoys reading news articles and likes to keep up-to-date with new advances.

Accounts Assistant - Lucy Cruise

Lucy Cruise

After graduating from The University of Liverpool with a BA Honours degree in Geography, Lucy embarked on a career in the finance sector. She is AAT qualified and a CIMA finalist and previously worked as a Management Accountant at an IT company.

She has been lucky enough to travel far and wide, but due to family commitments travel plans are temporarily on hold and she currently works only ten hours a week covering the Accounts function at Shropshire Tourism.

Useful Information Links

For a Full List of Directors/Board Members click here

For a Full list of Officers of the Company click here

For a Full list of Partner Organisations click here

For an Organisation Chart click here

Shropshire Tourism - Grove House, 8 St Julian's Friars, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1XL

Tel: 01743 261919. Fax: 01743 261929. Email: Contact Us