Introducing our new CEO...
Our parent company, Inspiring Learning, has appointed a new CEO and expanded its senior leadership team, making for an exciting time over at Kingswood.
Since 1980, Inspiring Learning have led the way in providing children from across the world with unique, educational and fun-filled adventure experiences. With 13 day camps in London (through our sister brand, Camp Beaumont) and Kingswood’s 10 year-round residential centres, Inspiring Learning is one of the UK’s largest providers of out of the classroom learning for children.
We are striving to make outdoor residential experiences as accessible for as many young people around the world as possible. This summer we ran a pilot residential camp overseas and we plan to build on this success in 2018.
John Bentley, Chief Executive Officer for the last five years will assume a new position to develop international business opportunities. To lead the UK business in its continued growth, Tim Gibson will join Inspiring Learning as CEO on 1st November. Tim has an impressive track record in leading the expansion of successful brands and most recently was the Managing Director of Haven Holidays, where he worked for 16 years across a range of commercial roles, including as Sales and Marketing Director, and Strategy Director.
John Bentley said, ‘We’ve experienced substantial growth over the past nine years, doubling the capacity of our Kingswood business, expanding both the residential and day camp portfolio and winning some coveted awards, reflecting the quality of our programmes and training. Inspiring Learning has achieved things that I, and the whole team, are extremely proud of. I’m excited to take up this new challenge and delighted to welcome Tim to lead the business on the next phase of its growth.’
Tim Gibson added, ‘Joining the team at Inspiring Learning is a very exciting opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to supporting the continued growth of our core business, as well as developing new and exciting opportunities. The exceptional experience that we provide deserves to be available to as many young people from across the world as possible.’
Tim will lead an experienced senior management team which also includes Chief Operating Officer Jason Andrews, Chief Financial Officer Charlie McLean and Corporate Development Director Jerry Brennan.
Chairman, Martin Robinson said, ‘John has led the business through a period of substantial growth and change and helped develop the quality of our offering to customers substantially. It is an indication of the quality of the service we provide that we have been able to attract someone with the experience and calibre of Tim. Tim joins the team at a very exciting time for Inspiring Learning.’