Tim Rumney started his career, like many hoteliers, with a summer job, before working in London and then moving into senior management positions with Forte Hotels.
In 1998, Tim joined the start- up Castle Green Hotel in Kendal and completed the hotel sale in 2018 in what Julian Troup of Colliers described as “the largest and most valuable individual hotel sale that has ever taken place in Cumbria.”
Since then, Tim has started a Hospitality Consultancy business and remains a shareholder in the Best Western plus Pinewood on Wilmslow, in Cheshire.
In 2009, Tim became a Director in Best Western GB and Beacon Purchasing and has been Chairman since 2017. In August, he took over as Interim CEO.
Tim will share his experience as an independent hotel owner, consultant, and CEO of a National hotel brand on Leading the Way through the recovery phase of the pandemic.
He will talk about the ambition for Best Western GB to grow hotel numbers and influence through a change in company structure, innovative marketing solutions and an unapologetic brand identity.