David Arnold
David Arnold

Company Secretary

I first met Paul Bennett whilst I was the Finance Director of Blakes Holidays in Wroxham and was delighted when he asked me to join The UK Holiday Group as Financial Controller. My position has since evolved to Company Secretary as well as overseeing the Finance Department.

Besides the holiday industry, I have previously held financial roles in the motor trade, construction industry, shoe manufacturing, engineering and agriculture. I enjoy working in the holiday sector, which has it’s own challenges, especially with a large Tour Operator such as ourselves with a wide portfolio of interests and activities. It’s a busy department as we manage the financial aspect of all of our brands, including our branch of hotels.

I first met Paul Bennett whilst I was the Finance Director of Blakes Holidays in Wroxham and was delighted when he asked me to join The UK Holiday Group as Financial Controller. My position has since evolved to Company Secretary as well as overseeing the Finance Department.

Besides the holiday industry, I have previously held financial roles in the motor trade, construction industry, shoe manufacturing, engineering and agriculture. I enjoy working in the holiday sector, which has it’s own challenges, especially with a large Tour Operator such as ourselves with a wide portfolio of interests and activities. It’s a busy department as we manage the financial aspect of all of our brands, including our branch of hotels.

Dean Smith
Dean Smith

Financial Controller

I joined The UK Holiday Group in 2010, shortly after graduating the University of East Anglia with a degree in Accounting and Finance.

I have recently completed ACCA and am now a fully qualified accountant. This has since seen me be promoted to Financial Controller and I work closely with David Arnold, Company Secretary, in managing the department and making sure the department runs as smoothly as possible.

I joined The UK Holiday Group in 2010, shortly after graduating the University of East Anglia with a degree in Accounting and Finance.

I have recently completed ACCA and am now a fully qualified accountant. This has since seen me be promoted to Financial Controller and I work closely with David Arnold, Company Secretary, in managing the department and making sure the department runs as smoothly as possible.

Elaine Furness
Elaine Furness

Finance Team Leader

I qualified as an accountant with the AAT in 2007. My role at The UK Holiday Group is to oversee the smooth running of the finance department.

Personally I am responsible for the hotel group payroll, credit control for the hotel group, and the recording of income and expenditure for Grand UK Hotels alongside assisting the Finance Team with day to day tasks.

I qualified as an accountant with the AAT in 2007. My role at The UK Holiday Group is to oversee the smooth running of the finance department.

Personally I am responsible for the hotel group payroll, credit control for the hotel group, and the recording of income and expenditure for Grand UK Hotels alongside assisting the Finance Team with day to day tasks.

Adam James
Adam James

Finance Assistant

I joined The UK Holiday Group in 2013 and my duties include approving invoices for supplier payments, I assist with Management Accounts by checking company overheads and reconciling the profit and loss on individual tours.

Since working for the company I have become AAT qualified which has provided a strong insight into the workings of the company accounts

I joined The UK Holiday Group in 2013 and my duties include approving invoices for supplier payments, I assist with Management Accounts by checking company overheads and reconciling the profit and loss on individual tours.

Since working for the company I have become AAT qualified which has provided a strong insight into the workings of the company accounts

Henry Ayres
Henry Ayres

Finance Assistant

My role at The UK Holiday Group includes recording all deposits within our hotel groups and to reconcile any discrepancies with the assistance of the Hotel Managers, inputting direct debits and bank charges and undertaking bank reconciliations.

Other responsibilities include hotel calculation sheets, which assist the purchase ledger, and inputting invoices into Sage along with management of our Tour Cost Control spreadsheet.

My role at The UK Holiday Group includes recording all deposits within our hotel groups and to reconcile any discrepancies with the assistance of the Hotel Managers, inputting direct debits and bank charges and undertaking bank reconciliations.

Other responsibilities include hotel calculation sheets, which assist the purchase ledger, and inputting invoices into Sage along with management of our Tour Cost Control spreadsheet.

Ed Knowles
Edward Knowles

Finance Assistant

After graduating from the University of East Anglia with a degree in maths, I went on to study AAT at Norwich City College before joining The UK Holiday Group in 2014.

My roles in the finance team include checking and reconciling bank statements, producing Travel Agent statements and processing invoices for ferries.

After graduating from the University of East Anglia with a degree in maths, I went on to study AAT at Norwich City College before joining The UK Holiday Group in 2014.

My roles in the finance team include checking and reconciling bank statements, producing Travel Agent statements and processing invoices for ferries.

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Rob Winner

Hotel Finance Manager

After completing my accountancy exams at a firm of Chartered Accountants I have spent the majority of my career working in the food industry, the highlight of which was a period of time I spent working in Thailand before joining The UK Holiday Group in 2013.

As the Hotels Accountant my main responsibilities are to provide various financial information on the performance of our hotels to the wider business and making sure that any anomalies are quickly rectified.

After completing my accountancy exams at a firm of Chartered Accountants I have spent the majority of my career working in the food industry, the highlight of which was a period of time I spent working in Thailand before joining The UK Holiday Group in 2013.

As the Hotels Accountant my main responsibilities are to provide various financial information on the performance of our hotels to the wider business and making sure that any anomalies are quickly rectified.

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