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Presentations 2019

Please click on links below for the 2019 presentations or videos (not all are available and some are still being added).

Please note that all copyright remains with the author and no presentations or parts thereof should be reproduced.


Tourism Awards - our story - Kathy Murdoch, Westward Living

Home grown apples and employees - Mark Godfrey, The Deer Park

Hotel Confidence - results from the NFU Hotel Confidence report - Darren Seward, NFU Mutual

NFU Mutual Hotel Confidence Report (referred to by Darren, above)

Taking care of your most valuable asset (clue: it’s not data!) – and why it matters - Ellie Hibberd, Stephens Scown solicitors

Work experience and the route to employment - Gemma Edmonds, Springboard UK and Charlotte Paul, Plymouth University

News from Dorset - Richard Smith, CEO of The Tank Museum and Chairman of Dorset Tourism Association

Managing tourism in challenging times – the case of Hinkley Point C - Julie Wooler, Somerset County Council

Find out why welcoming walkers makes sound business sense and how to do it - Nell Barrington - Barrington Associates

New Edens in the Westcountry and beyond - Gordon Seabright, CEO, Eden Project

Sustainable Tourism Development around the world - Simon Nicholls, Devon Power

The Future of Travel - Simon Calder, travel writer and commentator (Presentation not available)


Tourism Awards – our story – Stephen Chidgey, Old Barn Tregenotha

The Biggest Hospitality Marketing Mistakes... and how to avoid them - Helen Laing and Pete Stevens, Clockwork Marketing

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words - Using eye catching Imagery to tell your story - Gareth Allen, Soundview (presentation not available)

Be heard, get noticed – making PR work for you - Sue Bradbury, SBPR

VisitDevon update - Sally Everton, VisitDevon

Navigating the digital highway - Josh McCarty, former Head of Marketing at National Marine Aquarium and a Director of VisitDevon

How to build your database in a post GDPR world - Thomas Chartres-Moore, Stephens Scown solicitors

10 Top Tips to crack accessible marketing - Ross Calladine, VisitEngland

Is your website firing on all cylinders? - Helen Laing and Pete Stevens, Clockwork Marketing