Tom Pridmore

Thomas Edward Adrian Pridmore, DIRECTOR OF TEAP ASSOCIATES

Tom PridmoreBorn in Devon, Tom originally trained in Countryside Management at Merrist Wood College and started his career with Dartmoor National Park Authority as one of the youngest National Park Rangers in the country at that time. After seven years he moved north to become the first Countryside Officer to be appointed by a Lancashire District Council. Over the next 20 years as his career developed, he also studied to achieve a Masters Degree in Leisure and Tourism Lancaster University and he was awarded ‘the most promising tourism student in Lancashire’ by the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board in 2006.

Tom achieved a wealth of experience with Wyre Borough Council establishing many new leisure and cultural services as well as attracting significant inward investment. In addition to public sector experience Tom has also worked in the private sector in Leisure and Hospitality. In his role as Tourism consultant, both employed by Lancaster University and working independently, he delivered successful projects for a range of tourism enterprises across the North West of England. Tom is retained by David Bellamy Associates who, in conjunction with the British Holiday Home Park Association, manage an environmental awards scheme. As the awards assessor for the North West region he advises tourism businesses on all aspects of environmental management including biodiversity, energy efficiency, waste minimization and community engagement, along with target marketing to attract environmentally aware customers.

An enthusiastic consultant, Tom Pridmore has practical experience of a range of leisure and cultural services, backed up with strong academic theory. Organized and innovative, with the ability to build positive relationships and think creatively, he has an outstanding track record of achievements across variety of award winning leisure services and with a specific reputation for customer service, environmental management and tourism. Often described as quick thinking and resourceful under pressure, he has experience of leading people through challenge and organizational change.

Professional Memberships

Tom was a founding executive committee member of the Tourism Management Institute, where he was the Regional Representative for the North West. He is also an active member of the Institute of Sport and Leisure, the Tourism Society and was a past regional Chair of the Countryside Management Association.

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