Previously chairman of the Football Association and the British Film Institute, Greg is a well-known media executive, journalist, broadcaster and former Director General of the BBC. He has held Chief Executive positions with LWT, Pearson Television and Channel 5 and was Chancellor of the University of York.
Greg has held hotel interests over a number of years and became chairman of Vine hotels in 2015.
Having served as Board Member of Best Western UK and a previous Divisional Director of BDL Management Garin has a wealth of experience across all aspects of the hospitality industry.
After gaining an Honours Degree in Finance and Marketing he held a number of General Management positions with some of the UK’s leading hotel companies before taking over the Holiday Inn - Heathrow as GM in 2001. This led to a series of hotel openings including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Encore as well as the largest four star hotels in Sheffield and Manchester.
Garin became a hotel owner in 2009, increasing the portfolio over the last few years with a close relationship with Accor, Hilton, IHG & Best Western among others.
Chief Financial Officer
Neil was appointed as CFO in September 2017 and has overall responsibility for the financial management of the business.
Neil is a chartered accountant with 20 years’ experience. His professional career began at Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC). He has held senior finance positions at QHotels, LA Fitness, Crystal Motor Group (Independent BMW & Nissan dealer group) and KCOM plc.
Financial management is at the heart of our business and Tony is an experienced hotelier, whose career in Hotel Financial Control and Hotel Management has covered most aspects of the industry. He is an excellent communicator and motivator, leads by example and is a key member of senior management teams. Tony has a robust track record of high financial achievement as a result of strong commercial awareness and commanding budgetary and forecasting skills. He has considerable knowledge of working within franchise hotel properties from IHG – Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inns and Hilton Hotels.
Human Resources Director
Heather has considerable experience in hotel human resources management in both large and small properties at a senior level. Her particular areas of expertise include succession planning, performance management, training and development and employee engagement. Heather has assisted a number of businesses through organisational changes and is astute in identifying areas in need of improvement and implementing successful curative action plans.
Having worked for Forte, Thistle, Ladbrokes and Hilton Heather is well equipped to drive the people strategy across all areas, helping the business to make the most of its resources and talent in order to effect structural change and meet tough industry challenges.
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M. 07795 437369
Group Sales and Marketing Director
Liz Wood brings sales and marketing skills and expertise developed over 20 years of working in the hospitality sector. With a track record of developing effective integrated hotel sales and marketing campaigns, Liz is committed to generating beneficial partnerships with a hotel’s local business community and key agents.
With experience in working with multiple brands in addition to a range of independent venues, she brings an unrivalled level of business development knowledge to the team.
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M. 07552 128054
Group Revenue Manager
Helen has over 20 years’ experience within the hospitality sector, which has seen her work within numerous hotel brands and a selection of independently owned properties. Developing a wealth of knowledge across the industry.
Specialising in revenue management, Helen works alongside the hotels to maximise accommodation revenue. Implementing and developing strategies to ensure that the channel mix, business mix and pricing tactics are flexed and applied as required to achieve targets.
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M. 07590 011404
Simon is the Group’s systems specialist with deep knowledge of procurement and F&B operations. He has a wealth of hospitality experience and has been with the Vine Group since it was formed. He has led projects to streamline Group purchasing and improve controls with the aim of maximising profit and eradicating inefficiency
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M. 07799 080598