Meet The Destination Basingstoke Team
Jane Stewart, centre, is Managing Director of Team DB. Jane was marketing manager at Festival Place, and played a key role in delivering the new shopping centre, which opened in 2002. Jane’s impressive career also includes time as chief executive of Basingstoke Business Improvement District (BID).
Mark Jones is DB’s Partnerships Manager. A former editor of The Gazette for 13 years, Mark has worked in and around Basingstoke for more than 25 years including in the charity sector.
Elizabeth Spencer is DB’s Events Manager. Elizabeth has extensive experience of the hospitality and events industry and, like Jane and Mark, is well connected in the Basingstoke and Deane area.
Meet The DB Board
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.
Viscount Lymington, Stakeholder
Caroline Baker, Stakeholder
Caroline is Director of Compliance at Castle Trust Bank.
Andy Hyett, Stakeholder
Andy is the Chief Operating Officer at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Paul Fearon, Stakeholder
Paul is the General Manager of Apollo Hotel, Basingstoke’s largest independent hotel.