Parkdean Resorts UK Holiday Parks

Steve has spent over 30 years in the hospitality sector and worked with a number of well-known public and private companies before becoming CEO of Parkdean Resorts in 2019.

Steve started his career in 1989, spending the first 14 years working for FSTE 100 companies, holding senior leadership roles at Allied Domecq before being appointed MD of Scottish and Newcastle’s pub business.

Since 2003, Steve has led various PE backed companies in different segments of the sector, including; MD of Spirit Group Ltd the Blackstone /TPG-owned pub and Premier Inn operator; CEO of Novus Leisure Ltd, the Cognetas/Barclays Ventures-owned bar and nightclub operator; CEO of Casual Dining Group Ltd, the Apollo/KKR-owned full-service restaurant group and owner of brands such as Bella Italia, Las Iguanas, Café Rouge and Belgo.

Steve is also NED of Arc Inspirations Ltd, the premium bar operator and, since 2019, the Chairman of UK Hospitality; the sector’s leading trade body which lobbies Government on the strategic issues affecting its 750 member companies, who between them employ over three million people and contribute more tax to the exchequer than the manufacturing, aviation and pharmacy sectors combined.