The New Forest Comes To Lunch

April 7, 2017


Dear Members

Chairman Katie Young

I am sure that everyone is now very much looking forward to the Executives Association Sailing Day in August after a fantastic talk from Bob Fisher about the ‘America’s Cup’ at the February Luncheon.

The luncheon was as enjoyable as always and it was a pleasure to introduce a new member, Stephen Sellers of Grant Sellers Accountants to the Association.

Another exciting day to look forward to is our golf and croquet day being held in June. Last years event was fantastic and this is definitely not a day to miss, so please do come along and bring guests to this special event.

This month’s Luncheon falls on the Queen’s birthday so I am sure that we will enjoy a lovely afternoon of celebration.

We will also be joined by Anthony Climpson OBE, who has kindly agreed to speak to us about the launch of “Go New Forest”

I look forward to seeing you all on the 21st of April.

April’s Guest is Anthony Climpson OBE, Chief Executive, Go New Forest


Anthony managed the transformation of Go New Forest out of New Forest District Council’s previous tourism service and is responsible for the delivery of Go New Forest’s strategy and marketing plan.

Enjoying a long career in tourism, he established Dorset’s first county tourism service before becoming NFDC Tourism Manager in 1987. He created New Forest Tourism Association and is a Past President and Fellow of the Tourism Management Institute, and Fellow of the Tourism Society.

Founder of the VERB tourism model, Anthony achieved National Beacon Status from Government for sustainable tourism in the New Forest in 2004, was awarded OBE for services to tourism in 2005 and won Best Destination and Best Personal Contribution in 2007 World Responsible Tourism Awards.

He is a passionate Swindon Town FC fan and drummer with local soulful jazz and reggae band the Blue Tides.

Discover more at: Go New Forest

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