Now General Manager at Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull, Tony has a rich and varied hospitality/leisure background working in and operating hotels, bars, restaurants and health clubs for the likes of De Vere, Esporta, First Leisure and most recently Hotel du Vin, during which time he and the hotel won various awards and accolades including Hotel of the Year, Boutique Hotel of the Year, Bar of the Year and General Manager of the Year.
An active ambassador for the region, Tony is a trustee for the Birmingham Civic Society, sits on the Board for the Solihull BID (having recently relinquished his position as Board Director for the Colmore BID), is a patron for Cure Leukaemia, a Judge for the Midlands Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards, the Education Awards and at last year’s Birmingham Awards. Tony is a qualified Sommelier and self-proclaimed wine geek, hosting wine events around the city. He was also recently named in the Birmingham Post Power 250 as one of the region’s top influencers.
A Solihull resident for some nine years Tony is delighted to be back on home turf after a five and a half year spell in the city. Heading up the Touchwood team, Tony is looking to bring his hospitality mindset to this already successful entity. Engaged with Solihull BID, the Solihull Chamber and other local key stakeholders, Tony is very committed to ‘doing his bit’ within the local business community.
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