British Marine President awarded top honour for contribution to the tourism industry

By | March 18, 2019

Greg Munford with Simon Altham, from Hoseasons, at the Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards

British Marine President and CEO of Richardson’s Holidays, Greg Munford, was presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Awards 2019 – sponsored by domestic holiday company, Hoseasons.

Mr Munford was recognised for his ongoing contribution and commitment to the UK tourism industry in an influential career that has spanned over two decades. With a focus on strategic growth, the holiday company CEO was appointed by the Secretary of State to the Broads Authority in 2016 as a Tourism specialist. In 2018 he became the President of British Marine overseeing the appointment of a new CEO to develop the  2025 strategic plan.

Until lately, Greg Munford was also the Chairman of the destination marketing organisation Visit the Broads in a two-year tenure from 2016 to 2018.

Commenting after the award, which was presented at the OPEN in Norwich, Greg Munford said: “I am extremely honoured to accept this award and would like to thank those who have supported me over the years. I am very fortunate to have met, learnt and worked with many outstanding people throughout my career and look forward to continuing to make a change for many more years to come.”

Simon Altham from Hoseasons presented the award on the evening and said: “This award has always been about recognising people who go above and beyond the day job to help improve and enhance tourism within the region. Greg has done exactly this, whether through helping to develop tourism on the Broads, innovating in the holiday park sector, or in his role as President of British Marine, he’s shown passion and commitment in delivering the very best for the industry.”

As CEO, Greg Munford has recently led the £10million investment project at Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, Norfolk, with over 300 new accommodation units including 13 luxury lodges, each with its own hot tub, a new entertainment and restaurant complex, indoor and outdoor play areas, and a 400-seat show bar.