I am a founding director of Loyd & Townsend Rose (LTR), a luxury travel company offering bespoke and tailor made itineraries staying in luxury private homes throughout the UK and Europe.
After training with the Savoy group, I graduated from Westminster College in 1985 with a degree in Hotel Management. This led to spells in seven different hotels in eight years, as I learnt how to manage the estates of some prominent East Coast families. This involved running every facet of numerous properties throughout the US & Canada and enabled me to experience 'how the other half live', the standards required and the expectations of the affluent traveller. In 1999, I returned to Scotland and founded LTR with Jonathan Townsend-Rose, based in the Borders of Scotland. I am married with 2 step children and now live in North Gloucestershire & London, from where I run LTR's English operation.