Kathryn Clarke – Founder & Business Owner, MIH, F Inst TT
Kathryn’s love for the industry began at sweet sixteen working for THF as a waitress, silver serving in the restaurant and weddings. Now, with over 30 years of experience within the hospitality, travel and tourism industry sectors our founder has a depth of knowledge, skills and contacts within the industry.
Previous roles include Team Manager for a busy travel sales call centre, Reservations and Revenue Manager for a combined 400-bedroom Birmingham city centre hotels to Sales and Business Development for a conference centre group and luxury Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Events, (MICE), market sales for Cotswold venues.
Having worked with some of the largest global brands and independent venues providing an award winning sales and marketing representation service to deliver results. Clients included:
Michels & Taylor Hotels – Lea Marston Hotel, Lea Marston, The Abbey Hotel, Redditch, DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham, Hilton Garden Inn, Abingdon, Holiday Inn Elstree, Holiday Inn Bolton Central, Best Western Plus Stoke-on-Trent Moat House, Ellenborough Park, University Arms, Cambridge, Holiday Inn Aberdeen Convention Centre, Hilton Bournemouth, Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes Resort.
SGS Hotels – Ramada Hotel Solihull, Best Western Calcot Hotel, Reading.
Old Shire Hall Warwick
The Assay Office, Birmingham
Destination Wolverhampton & The Black Country – The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, The Mount Country Manor Hotel, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, University of Wolverhampton, Conference Solutions, Wolverhampton FC (The Molineux), Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton Racecourse & Holiday Inn Hotel, Wolverhampton
2020 sees the launch of ‘Hello’, the sales and marketing consultancy business support for growing businesses. Working in collaboration with associate partners to deliver results and exceptional customer service.
The professional, female entrepreneur is also a Non Executive Board member for the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, British Chamber of Commerce Regional Business Awards Judge, Vice Chair of the Coventry Destination Partnership’s Visitor Economy & Skills Sub Group and a member of the British Chambers of Commerce International Trade Communications Working Group working with the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce International Trade Hub team.
Mum of two boys, down time is spent with the family and friends, book/gin club, walking and painting.
Member Institute of Hospitality
Non- Executive Director, Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce
Member – Event Organisers Network