Honorary Presidents

David Marsh

David Marsh

Honorary President

I was founder chairman of the Greater Yarmouth Tourist Authority and I am honoured to be the first interim chairman of this exiting new BID Company.
I was bought up in Gorleston and worked on our family-owned Cherry Tree Holiday Park in Burgh Castle.

Ken Sims

Ken Sims

Honorary President and Vice Chair of Marketing Sub Group

I am one of the owners of Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens.
I was born in Burton on Trent and my first job was as a Laboratory Technician with the Medical Research Council.
I came to Great Yarmouth in 1976 to start Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens.

Gareth Brown

Gareth Brown

Honorary President

Since 2012 I have been the General Manager at Caister-on-Sea Holiday Park which is part of the Haven family and owned by Bourne Leisure Ltd. I am now Area Manager
Although originally from London I have moved around within the tourism industry, but having lived in the area once before when the chance arose to move back and finally settle in Norfolk it was an easy decision to make.

Barry Coleman

Barry Coleman

Honorary President

I have been Mayor of the Borough of Great Yarmouth twice, 1983/84 & 2011/12 as well as Consort to my wife Mary when she was Mayor 2018/19. I was Leader of the for 11 years from 2000 and have been closely involved with the transformation of Great Yarmouth as a leisure destination for the last 2 decades, with special emphasis on our heritage offer. I was born in Diseworth in Leicestershire and I have lived in Martham since 1973 where I worked as Head of Humanities at Flegg High School; I retired from teaching in 1998.

Alan Carr

Alan Carr

Honorary President

Having worked in UK seaside resorts since 1983, the last 28 years in Great Yarmouth, I have an extensive knowledge on what makes resorts tick. I am a firm believer in public/private sector partnerships and look forward to helping the Borough of Great Yarmouth reach its full tourism potential.

Terri Harris

Terri Harris

Honorary President & member of Marketing Sub Group

I was the General Manager of Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre.
I was born in Wales and first very first job was in Woolworths.

Malcolm Bird

Malcolm Bird

Honorary President

I am Malcolm Bird past tourist Chairman ,Mayor, and Hotel proprietor for Great Yarmouth, I am now a Bed and Breakfast proprietor and have worked in the Hospitality Industry for the last 50 years.

Aileen Mobbs

Aileen Mobbs

Honorary President

Owner of The Imperial Hotel and one of the founding members and Events Director for the Maritime Festival up until 2018.