North Wales Tourism consists of 12 non-executive directors who operate or manage tourism businesses. The sectors represented include hotels, farm guesthouses, hostels, self catering, touring caravan parks and visitor attractions. Board meetings are held 4 times per annum February, June, September and November.
Having spent every summer of her childhood in Trearddur Bay and then every summer of her children’s childhoods in Church Bay, it seemed only right that a permanent move to Anglesey should be made. Lucy and John Miller moved to Anglesey in April 2013 with a view to starting a tourism business after completing lengthy research in this field and noting a significant gap in the market. She and her husband chose to play their part in filling this gap by creating a glamping business, providing high specification pods with their own bathrooms. This has been so successful that in their first year of trading (2015) they were recognised as being one of the top 10 glamping sites in Wales by Welsh Coastal Life and in their second, top 15 self-catering in Wales by the same company – there is an accreditation for this year but it is not yet published yet. Lucy believes it is important to integrate within the country in which you live and has been learning Welsh since September 2016. Before moving to Anglesey, Lucy worked successfully in enterprise education; educating, encouraging and supporting young entrepreneurs with Young Enterprise as Director of Programmes and Sales and the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. She feels very strongly that these skills should be shared and the benefit of her experience be used to aid start-ups in tourism, which is one of North Wales’ biggest income streams. As an ex Market Researcher for major PLCs including Dixons and Cape Industries, Lucy is skilled at interpreting numbers and believes these skills would be of significant help to North Wales Tourism in helping identify where improvements could be made in raising the profile and encouraging new start-ups in this area if elected as a Director.Read more Read less
Yvonne Jackson as CEO of Condor Hotels Ltd is a ‘hands on’ business consultant specialising in the Hotel & Leisure Industry. During her highly successful thirty year career Yvonne has held many significant senior roles including General Manager of 4 star de-luxe Hotels with Q Hotels, Hilton Hotels and DeVere Hotels, CEO Yvonne Jackson Conference and Hotels Booking Agency, an independent Hotel Owner Operator, Operations Director and Interim CEO Resident Hotels, together with a number of presently held Non Exec. and Managing Director roles within the hotel, golf, hospitality and leisure industry. Yvonne’s principal focus is on developing and steering leadership teams through transformational change, improving operation effectiveness and efficiency, introducing, and installing the latest technology, marketing and media platforms and necessary legislative compliance. Above all focus is on maximising a business potential and improving bottom line performance. A great believer in networking, Yvonne has built a strong network of collaborative relationships throughout the UK and International business world – including Bankers, Entrepreneurs, Developers, Marketeers, Independent and Group Hoteliers and Leisure Operators.Read more Read less