Meet the team
Visit Cornwall’s team comes with a wealth of experience and competencies within the tourism industry, and collectively they promote destination Cornwall and its diverse tourism offer.
Following a thorough review of Visit Cornwall’s prioritites in 2017, the dominant role of visitcornwall.com for visitors, both pre and during stay, has been heightened, and our business model has been reviewed to reflect these latest developments. A focus on the website usability to ensure it drives more traffic and enquiries/bookings to members is priority. This has resulted in a revision to the team structure, so for the eagle-eyed out there, you will notice some new job titles, new people in the team structure below.
With this all in mind, take a peek behind the scenes of Visit Cornwall and meet the people responsible for everything from keeping the website firing to getting the media talking about destination Cornwall.
Malcolm Bell - Chief Executive & Marketing Director
When there's a gap in his diary, Malcolm takes the chance to get out on the water and is a keen dingy sailor – he’s even been known to win the odd races! A true Cornishman he is most at home when enjoying time with his family and much-adored pup.
Mike Steel – Operations/Commercial Manager
A family man, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, young children and not forgetting his chocolate cocker spaniel, Cadbury. He is also partial to a spot of sea swimming or fishing.
Mike works part-time and is available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Abi Steel – Special Assistant to CEO
Abi is a busy mum and is often found on the beach building sandcastles with her little ones.
Rosa Pedley - PR & Communications Manager
She's also responsible for shouting about Visit Cornwall's achievements and keeping the industry up-to-date on tourism news, opportunities and issues.
Away from the laptop, Rosa is an avid runner and dog lover, and is often out exploring Cornwall’s hidden spots with her border collie in tow.
Rosa works part-time and is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Note, Rosa is on maternity leave from Feb 2018 and Francesca Thomas will be the day-to-day PR contact.
07500 704 259
Paulo Guedes – Finance Manager
Paulo keeps Visit Cornwall ticking by managing the financials. With a sharp eye for detail, he's Visit Cornwall's man for all things technical and financial.
Having fallen for the charms of the south Cornish coast, Paulo swapped his native Portugal for Cornwall 18 years ago and spends his weekends trying to top his personal best at fishing.
Paulo works part time and is available on Tuesday and Wednesday.
07500 770 614
Mark Camp – Membership and Website Support
Mark has worked in the Cornish tourism industry for over 20 years and is a Blue Badge Tour Guide too. There is not much about Cornwall he does not know.
When he’s not keeping the Visit Cornwall website in check, Mark can be found walking Cornwall’s coastline and rugged moors.
07825 234 095
Ed Tarbox – Membership and Advertising Executive
When Ed is not out meeting members, he enjoys making the most of the Cornish countryside and beaches.
07501 676 364
Laura Easlick – Admin and Marketing Support
Laura is a former English teacher and is a stickler for using correct language and grammar. It’s always been a dream of hers to work for Visit Cornwall, as let’s be honest, it is a pretty awesome place to promote. When she is not at Visit Cornwall HQ, Laura enjoys camping trips, walks on the beach and live music events.
07500 707 876
Francesca Thomas – PR Assistant
Frankie helps Rosa on all things PR and ensures national travel journalists, bloggers, tour operators or film crews are well looked after and their every need is catered. Whilst Rosa is on maternity leave (from Feb 2018), Francesca will be covering the day-to-day press office.
Frankie works full-time, Monday – Friday.
07500 704 259