principal achievement has been to create and develop the business at Rudding Park. This includes a holiday park,
self-catering properties, golf course, conference and banqueting venue, hotel
and spa. The business has always
maintained the highest standards and the profits are continually re-invested in
Rudding Park has been voted in the top three
hotels in the UK for 10 consecutive years by TripAdvisor and is the only UK
hotel to be inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame recognising properties
worldwide who have won an award for 10 years running. The marketing through TripAdvisor is
fundamentally important to the success of the privately owned hotel which does
not have the benefit of the economy of scale of a hotel group.
Simon is a Chartered
Accountant having qualified with KPMG in London. Prior to Rudding Park, he worked for Cawood
Holdings plc specialising in the wholesaling of coal and oil, building
materials and aggregates. He joined
Lampways, a wholesale distributor of lamps based in Bradford, as Finance
Director and later Chairman, until the Company was sold.