ERBID Company Board Directors
Chairman – Tim Godfrey
As a senior partner of Bishop Fleming Tim was appointed the new chair of the ERBID Company and is responsible for overseeing the Company’s finances working alongside the ERBID Finance and Governance Committee. Previous roles include Chairman of the Torbay Business Forum (TBF).
Anthony Payne-Neale – Court Prior Boutique B&B and Apartment
Anthony is a Chartered Marketeer with extensive experience in the professional services sector having worked for a number of major international companies. Anthony is owner of Court Prior Boutique B&B and chair of the ERBID Accommodation Focus Group representing accommodation businesses from across the Resort.
Chris Hart – Chief Executive, Wollens Solicitors
Passionate about the success of Tourism in the Bay Chris is former Chair of the English Riviera Tourism Company and currently sits as a co-opted Director providing legal support. Chris is a keen supporter of the English Riviera Tourism Awards with Wollens the headline sponsor.
Claire Flower – Director, Beverley Holidays
Director of Beverley Holidays in Paignton, Claire has worked in her family’s successful award winning holiday park from an early age. She has been involved in the tourism sector all her life, specialises in marketing. Claire is vice-chair of the ERBID Marketing Focus Group and supporting Media Spokesperson.
Jason Garside – Managing Director & CEO, TLH Leisure Resort
Jason has been in the hospitality industry for 25 years and started his career with the Rank Organisation working for the Butlins Hotels division. In 2018 he led a successful MBO and is now MD and CEO of TLH Resort employing over 300 people and one of the ERBID’s biggest Levy Payers.
Kelly Widley – Food and Drink Hospitality Consultant
Kelly is passionate about the Food and Drink sector, working with many hospitality venues throughout the bay. Kelly was actively involved in the launch and Chair of the Best Bar None awards, ‘Ask for Angela’ campaign and the ‘Purple Flag’ award to ensure that our night time economy operates as safely as possible. Kelly helped set up and chairs the ERBID Food and Drink Focus Group.
Kevin Mowat – Director of Place, Torbay Council
Kevin is Director of Place for Torbay Council and sits on the Council’s Senior Leadership Team. Kevin has a very wide range of responsibilities managing multiple service areas across the resort related to visitor services and including Event management. Kevin was previously Executive Director of Tor Bay Harbour Authority.
Martin Brook – Pilgrim’s Rest Cottages
Martin has over 30 years’ experience in financial management and owns Pilgrim’s Rest Cottages. Martin has a particular interest in the development of local Events and chairs the ERBID Events Focus Group. Martin was a founder of Torbay ‘Street Pastors’ and is currently Director of Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THNN).
Richard Cuming – Bygones
Born and brought up in the Bay, Richard is a partner at Bygones managing the day to day running of the business. Richard is the former Chairman of the English Riviera Attractions Partnership (ERAP) and current Chair of the ERBID Attractions Focus Group.
Simon Jolly – Managing Director, Riviera International Conference Centre
Simon has a wealth of experience and knowledge across the Leisure and Business Tourism sector having worked closely with the Events Team and Conference English Riviera at the Riviera International Conference Centre to attract large conferences and corporate events across the UK.
Pippa has 25 years’ experience of strategic marketing and branding. Much of her experience has been gained in the leisure and tourism sector, having been Director of Marketing & Development at South West Environmental Parks Ltd. (owners of Paignton Zoo) for 20 years. Pippa has recently launched an independent consultancy – Business & Marketing Solutions. She is currently Chair of the ERBID Marketing Focus Group.
Introducing the ERBID Executive Team
Carolyn Custerson, Chief Executive
A Board Director Carolyn has 35 years’ experience working in the UK Tourism Industry and led on the establishment of ERBID1. Previous roles include: CEO of the ERTC and Director of UK Holidays for SAGA. Carolyn is currently a Director of VisitDevon and member of the VisitEngland Destinations Forum.
Katrine Harrington, Visitor Information Executive
Katrine has over 10 years’ experience working in and running the Visitor Information Centre on Torquay Harbour and its associated Visitor Information Points. Having always lived locally Katrine has an excellent local knowledge and enjoys helping visitors get the most out of their visit answering many enquiries every day.
There was no board meeting in August 2021.
There was no board meeting in December 2020.
AGM Minutes - 5 June 18 (May Board meeting postponed to 5th June to accommodate school holidays)
No Board Meeting held in Dec 17
Accounts - to 31 December 2017