Luxury Lifestyle & Travel Blogger
Angie Silver is the blogger behind SilverSpoon London, a leading UK lifestyle, food and luxury travel blog, following Angie’s adventures in her hometown of London and around the world. Angie aims to give the low-down on London’s hottest new restaurants as well as cool and inspiring destinations globally.
Richard McCready Hughes
Creative Director of Goddard Littlefair
Richard McCready-Hughes is the Creative Director of leading luxury design house Goddard Littlefair, where he ensures maximum creativity and high design values across all projects.
Richard studied Three-Dimensional Design at Leeds University, before going on to work for some of London’s biggest-name agencies, including David Collins, United Designers and Richmond International, prior to joining Goddard Littlefair.
Richard now works on a wide variety of projects across all sectors in the Goddard Littlefair studio and particularly enjoys direct exposure to clients and briefs, investigating end-user tastes and aesthetics and exercising his skills in interpretation.
Sales Director for Vision’s Hospitality Division
Jacqui has a long and established history in the hospitality sector through identifying emerging markets, maintaining strong relationships and a comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of products and trends.
Responsible for the group hotel sales into the UK market, Jacqui regularly deals with some of the most recognisable hotel names including Hilton, IHG, Accor and Marriott.
Head of Hospitality Design at Areen
With over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Areen Design, have worked with some of the most exclusive names in the industry taking on projects large and small to deliver a flawless, high-quality finish; winning them countless awards and a highly reputable name within the world of interior design.
As head of hospitality, Andrew is involved in and monitors all aspects of a project, from conception through to on-site installation. Andrew leads a team of experienced designers and architects.
Managing Director of Vision Support Services
A qualified accountant, Laurie joined Whitaker Services in 2002, one of the first businesses to be acquired by Vision Support Services after its inception in 2005.
As MD of Vision, Laurie currently has commercial responsibility for the day-to-day operations and performance of Vision and all its product brands. He has an extensive track record in the UK laundry, textiles and soft furnishings sectors.
CEO of Bespoke Hotels
Robin Sheppard is a classically trained hotelier with an eye for innovation who by the age of 27 was General Manager of Bodysgallen Hall, the best hotel in Wales, moving on to be the GM of several outstanding hotels, The Lygon Arms, The Royal Berkshire and the Bath Spa amongst others.
Robin’s innovative approach to marketing has broadened the customer base of all Bespoke Hotels and led to several awards and accolades – most notably ‘The RAC Hotel of the Year Award’ and the Caterer and Hotelkeeper ‘Hotel of the Year Award’. He also designed the iconic Bristol blue Ty-Nant mineral water before joining forces with Haydn to pool their skills and create the Bespoke Hotel Group.
Founder and Managing Editor of The Travel Magazine
An award-winning travel writer, Sharron is the founder and managing editor at The Travel Magazine.
She is a former Travel Editor of the Jewish Chronicle and publisher of a series of Channel Hoppers Guides – guides for Channel Hoppers to Northern France. She has also appeared on the BBC Holiday programme, GMTV, CNN and Al Jazeerah TV as an expert on travel.
Chef and star of The Great British Menu
After writing to local chef and TV celebrity Nigel Haworth, Tom got his first job aged 16 at Nigel’s Michelin starred restaurant Northcote. Whilst there he worked under famed chef, Lisa Allen.
In 2011, at the age of 21, he was awarded Young Chef of the Year and went on to become the youngest ever sous chef at Northcote. After a stint cooking in Mexico, he moved back to Burnley and became Head Chef at The White Swan in Fence.