Tel: 01732 446232
Mobile: 07832 879032 or 07841 823589
Riverside House, River Lawn Road
Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1EP
© 2016 Honeypot Destination Marketing
Debi’s career began in international banking handling letters of credit for the oil industry, and has included running her own catering business followed by a role as a market researcher for the BBC. She spent 16 years in the public sector delivering tourism support for businesses in West Kent before establishing Honeypot.
Working in and subsequently managing one of the busiest Tourist Information Centres in the South East, Debi gained a wide range of product knowledge. She later became Destination Manager where she was able to consolidate her knowledge of businesses and of the tourism industry to develop strategies to successfully support and promote businesses over the last 8 years.
Debi has worked closely with a range of accommodation business and attractions in West Kent, developing a close relationship with a range of businesses, partnerships and regional and national bodies to deliver a number of marketing initiatives. She has a detailed knowledge of DMS (Destination Management System) products and applications, having also managed regional Data Stewardship for West Kent for a number of years, and delivered training for both DMS and data collection. She has also project managed a number of large and small print projects, covering all aspects of the work. More recently, she has helped in the smooth running of a busy PR function, and has become a keen user of and believer in social media, such as Twitter and Facebook in supporting businesses.
Her interest and involvement in marketing led Debi to gain the Certificate in Marketing in 2009, and the Diploma in Marketing in 2010 from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She is currently working towards Chartered Marketer status, whilst also embarking on an Event Management diploma course. Debi has also completed basic and intermediate food hygiene training and holds a professional teaching certificate.
Debi’s interests include music of all kinds, indulging in being a tourist and seeing the world from the other side of the desk. She still enjoys cooking, though these days mainly for friends!