The company founders have between them over 40 years combined experience in marketing within the hospitality sector. From previous experience of marketing accommodation businesses online, and from creating and publishing web sites, the concept for staysouthwest.com has quickly become a reality.
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Rob Baldry cut his teeth out of University in a marketing role within the retail travel sector. He then moved on the join the marketing team that launched the Legoland theme park in Windsor, which at that time was the most successful launch ever of a visitor attraction in the UK.
He later moved into the hospitality sector, with the Regal Hotel Group, then the 3rd largest hotel group in the UK. As Head of Marketing, he took the group through the rebranding to become Corus Hotels, and implemented their foray into the world of e-marketing.
Following a spell as Director of Sales and Marketing for a small UK group of luxury hotels, Rob set up Seabrook Marketing, a specialist consultancy company for the hospitality industry. Rob is also a Director at Flexis Hospitality Solutions.
Brian Prescott has over 20 years experience working with some of the finest travel and tourism brands in the world. He has held senior strategy, marketing, development, consulting and general management roles with InterContinental Hotels Group most recently as Director of Strategy and with American Express Europe; East Midlands Tourist Board; Forte Hotels and Pannell Kerr Forster Associates.
Brian holds an MBA from Warwick Business School and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Member of the Institute of Management Consultants. He is current managing Director of Brightspark Associates Ltd a specialist web development & design company working with hotel, travel & tourism clients.