Being born & bred in Pembrokeshire I am very proud of the beautiful county that I live & work in. I feel it is a privilege to be part of the support to the tourism industry which is so very important to the economy of our county.
Born in South Pembrokeshire, much of my working life has been spent in the Mid / North Pembs, Carmarthen and Llanelli. Previously I've held several managerial positions across various sectors.
In addition to my role at Pembrokeshire Tourism I'm also the National Coordinator of the Coastguard SOS Group, Chairman of Patch Charity (Pembrokeshire Action to Combat Hardship) and I am a member of the Pembroke & District Male Voice Choir.
My move to Pembrokeshire Tourism in August 2013 came at a time of exciting change and development for the organisation and I am genuinely delighted to be part of a dynamic team which considers its members business' as a priority.
I have lived in Pembrokeshire for over 40 years, my family having relocated back to my mother’s maternal roots in the 1970’s. I was educated in the county and my very first employment was in tourism, as a hotel receptionist in the city of St. David’s.
I relish the job in hand, whilst enjoying working closely within the motivated team here at Pembrokeshire Tourism. It is great to be working with others who share my genuine enthusiasm for this beautiful part of the world that we are all privileged to live and work in.
I decided almost 25 years ago that I wanted a career in Tourism and set up Heatherton Sports Park with my family, which opened on Valentine’s Day in 1992. I have been the Managing Director of Heatherton since its opening and have witnessed all of its high and low points. Heatherton is now one of the largest and top attractions in Wales, offering 30 attractions all at one site.
Outside of work I married Penny, who is Heatherton’s Company Secretary and have 3 boys aged from 17 to 22. My main hobbies are sport, I ref in the Pembrokeshire Football League, I play football, Golf, bowls and enjoy supporting my boys play football and rugby. I am a keen supporter of Arsenal and Swansea and regularly go off to support them on their league and European ventures.
I returned to Tenby 22 years ago to take over the family’s hotel (Fourcroft), which I run with my long suffering wife, Kath. I do some other stuff, too. Tourism Training for Wales - Best Practice Mentor; Wales Tourism Alliance – Chair; Wales Digital Tourism Programme – Chair, Steering Group;Tenby Blues Festival – Director; Tenby Development trust – Director; Big Ideas Wales – Mentor; Tenby Sea Swimming Association (Annual Charity Boxing Day Swim and Caldey Swim) – Chair
I run Elm Grove Country House with my husband Alan. It’s been in my family for 3 generations (nearly 60 years) and we’ve been at the helm for 7 years. When we’re not running the business I like to travel, horse ride (though not as frequently as i should) and dine out.
Born and educated in Wales, I have been involved in Tourism for 20 years plus, initially in Monmouthshire and continuing in Pembrokeshire when I moved here permanently in 2003. I ran a Country House Accommodation business and was a member of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, National Trust Wales Committee and Heritage Lottery Fund Wales all of which were involved in Tourism on a large scale. I founded the Really Wild Festival in St Davids in 2004 and watched it grow to be the popular and whacky event it is today! I also have a holiday cottage in St Davids and run my own business called Wild about Pembrokeshire, running foraging courses and walks on the seashore and in the countryside. I am involved with all sorts of activities, love living in Pembrokeshire and promote it as much as possible.
I started work as a 17 year old, just over 30 years ago, for what was then Frank B. Mason & Co., now FBM. Some 20 years ago I purchased FBM with my current business partner, Dominic Subbiani. FBM has a number of different brands: FBM Holidays – self catering letting agency renting 300 properties throughout the county; FBM the Estate Agent – 5 estate agency offices located in Tenby, Narberth, Haverfordwest, Pembroke and Milford Haven; FBM Residential Lettings – operating from our Pembroke office, with a comprehensive portfolio of letting properties throughout the county; South Wales franchise for Auction House; South Wales franchise for Fine & Country.
Saundersfoot born and bred, I am privileged to live, work and play in the county of Pembrokeshire. Married to Katherine, I have four children - Vicki, Rebecca, Alex and Jim, and live in the village of Cosheston, in easy access to the fantastic beaches and coastline of the county. I am passionate about cycling and am one of the ‘guys in lycra’ you see cycling around the back roads of Pembrokeshire.
I am a Member of the National Association of Estate Agents and Member of the Association or Residential Letting Agents.