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hotelshopUK’s expansion plans reunite former Forte colleagues

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HBAA member, specialists in 3* to 5* accommodation and short breaks across the UK for the leisure and corporate markets, is delighted to announce the appointment of three new staff members.

Firstly, hailing from Wales, Nadia Farrah-John joins as Director of Business Development. Nadia has over 30 years’ hotel and business travel experience, including 19 years working for Forte. A fellow Forte protégé herself, founder of, Viv Hudson-Findlay, is delighted to have Nadia onboard: "I have spent over 12 years trying to persuade Nadia to join us and I am ecstatic that she has finally decided the move is right for her."

Most recently at Accor, highlights of Nadia’s illustrious career include leading a team of 16 sales people to achieve target growth of 30%, representing £26m, setting up of individual training and development programmes for sales people resulting in a 30% growth in account revenue, and securing significant increases in market share. 

Nadia will spearhead’s mission to double its corporate business within the next few years.
Secondly, joining as Sales Executive, Claire Stanley brings seven years’ hospitality industry experience to Having worked for global companies such as Hilton and Intercontinental Hotels Group, plus an independently-owned country hotel and Conference Centres of Excellence, Viv Hudson-Findlay says: “Claire will undoubtedly be a superb asset to the team.”
Thirdly and finally, Claire Elnor returns to after five years of being a full- time Mum. A Worcestershire girl, Claire previously held the position of Operations Manager at She is now back and very excited about her new role as an Account Manager for the Central Reservations Team.
Diana Evans, Director of Sales & Marketing, says: “I am delighted that we have attracted such experienced and talented people to help us expand our Corporate Division. They are a perfect fit with our company culture and will help us achieve our ambitious plans."


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