Meet The Team
Destination Basingstoke is operated through a non-executive board of directors, who all serve Destination Basingstoke on a voluntary basis.
Destination Basingstoke has a staff of four (left to right):
Jonathan Pender, Chairman & Company Secretary
Jonathan has been a Partner at Phillips Solicitors in the heart of Basingstoke since its formation in 1986 leading on the corporate and commercial aspects of the business. Jonathan’s role with Destination Basingstoke has grown over the years alongside Phillips Solicitors and they became Core Sponsors in 2012. Phillips has been particularly involved with the Half Marathon as the event’s main sponsor. As a keen marathon runner himself Jonathan has run all Basingstoke Half Marathons.
Beryl Huntingdon, Director
Beryl Huntingdon is Managing Director of Absolutely Offices and has a number of business and community interests in the Basingstoke area and appreciates the importance of extending the reach and reputation of Basingstoke and has been an enthusiastic supporter of Destination Basingstoke’s work over the years.
Mike Sheldon, Director
Mike was appointed as Managing Director of Vitacress Salads Limited, based near Andover, in November 2018.
Prior to Joining Vitacress, Mike enjoyed a long career of nearly 25 years in the dairy industry. He held several senior management roles at Dairy Crest Ltd.
Mike lives in Wokingham and was a keen sportsman but now spends more time watching than playing!
Viscount Lymington, Stakeholder
Paul Friend, StakeholderPaul is the founder and creative director of Basingstoke based Face TV and has been a long supporter of Destination Basingstoke’s work and all things Basingstoke.
Julie Maskery, StakeholderJulie is the Operations Director for Medical Services at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Russell Denness, StakeholderRussell is the Chief Executive of Croudace Homes Group.
Paul Fearon, Stakeholder
Paul is the General Manager of Apollo Hotel, Basingstoke’s largest independent hotel.