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Jim Cockell

The Old Stocks Inn
Growing up in a family environment involved in the hospitality industry it seemed a logical path to go and study hotel management at University.  Jim went to develop his passion for Revenue Management at IHG in 2000, leaving 6 years later as Area Revenue Manager for the UK North.

Following senior roles within DeVere, Village & Principal Hayley he moved out of the industry in 2010 and joined National Express Coach as Head of Pricing and Revenue Management. This led to a group role in IT as a Solutions Director helping to bring commercial improvements by using emerging and established technology across Bus, Coach and Trains.

In 2014 an opportunity came up with the purchase, refurbishment and repositioning of a boutique hotel in Stow on the Wold – The Old Stocks Inn. Since its opening the hotel has gone from strength to strength being voted the 8th best place to work in UK Hospitality in 2018. In 2017 they expanded into the Luxury Cottage market and have plans to go further in the coming years.

Jim continues to work as a consultant helping businesses across the hotel, university and venue industry with training, revenue management strategy and IT implementations.