Destination Basingstoke

Meet The Destination Basingstoke Team

Jane Stewart

Jane is Managing Director of Team DB. Jane’s career spans Marketing Manager of Festival Place, Centre Manager of The Brunel Shopping Centre and Chief Executive of Basingstoke Together BID. A professional marketeer and place maker she brings a wealth of experience to the world of DB.

Mark Jones

Mark is DB’s Partnerships Manager. The former Editor of The Basingstoke Gazette, Mark has worked in and around Basingstoke for more than 25 years. He spent a successful career in the charity sector before coming to support DB.

Elizabeth Spencer

Lizzie is DB’s Events Manager. She has extensive experience in the world of hospitality and events. Like Jane and Mark, Lizzie is well connected in the Basingstoke and Deane area. If you want something done, Lizzie is the one to ask!

Meet The DB Board

Jon Pender

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.

“This is a really important way of showing our practical as well as financial support for Destination Basingstoke and – from a business point of view – ensuring that Phillips is at the centre of decision making.”

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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.

Caroline Baker, Stakeholder

Caroline is Director of Compliance at Castle Trust Bank. 

“Destination Basingstoke offers us the chance to get more involved in the community we are proud to be part of, they have such an exciting range of projects that we are keen to get staff enthused and engaged with. As a growing successful business with aspirations for a long term future in Basingstoke, we are looking forward to becoming really embedded in the local business scene, ”

Andy Hyett, Stakeholder

Andy is the Chief Operating Officer at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

“The partnership with Destination Basingstoke plays a key role in Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s staff recruitment and retention strategy. Working with Destination Basingstoke gives us visibility as an employer and also raises the profile of the area which helps us attract high quality and skilled staff to live and work in north Hampshire. The NHS is a competitive labour market and the association with Destination Basingstoke gives a valuable platform on which to build our reputation as an excellent group of hospitals.”

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Paul Fearon, Stakeholder

Paul is the General Manager of Apollo Hotel, Basingstoke’s largest independent hotel.

"Partnering Destination Basingstoke with their numerous projects and events is vitally important to me and the Apollo Hotel. We are the largest independent hotel within the Borough and have built our reputation on flexibility and service, as we strive to exceed our clients expectations, should they be meeting, eating or staying with us."

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Destination Basingstoke's Sponsors

Absolutely Offices Basingstoke
NHS Hampshire Hospitals Trust