Are you an expert in gardens, food and drink, hotels and B&Bs or outdoor adventure tourism?  Would you be interested in helping a small team of fellow-experts in an interesting commercial opportunity?

I’m putting together a project related to my current interests in inbound overseas tourism to the UK.  I’m doing some work with Visit Britain at the moment.

I’m looking to assemble a small team of people  able and willing to commit to some consultancy work with a mix of areas of expertise complementary to mine.  The areas of expertise that I believe need to be in the package are partially regional and local knowledge reflecting the main countryside destinations and partly topic-based expertise, specifically:
  • Good working knowledge of the tourism industry in some or all of the following geographic areas (Cornwall (and the West Country), The Cotswolds, Warwickshire, The Peak District (although I know this well) Yorkshire, Lake District, Pembrokeshire and/or Snowdonia (or Wales as a whole), and the Scottish Highlands.

  • A recognised expertise in one of the 4 additional areas required for the team ie A) gardens, horticulture, garden history and garden tourism, B) outdoor sports and activities, adventure and family countryside activities, C) luxury and distinctive countryside accommodation and D) food and drink, regional specialities, restaurant and pub trade etc

In addition, they would need to have a willingness to work in a team in a commercial partnership.  Expertise in the sector is the most important skill, but the ability to write engagingly about the topics, sometimes to deadlines, will be important too. 

I’m casting my net moderately wide - approaching apeople who may know the sector as well as individuals who might fit the bill  - to gauge interest.  Once I’ve got a shortlist I’ll put a more formal proposal to that shortlist and explain more about the specific opportunities and business model. 

For now, I’m looking for expressions of interest and the possibility of a phone conversation to explain more.  It would be great to know of anyone who might be interested or you might be able to refer by the end of this month.
  

Jim

 
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