Blue Chip Holidays, the South West’s largest provider of four and five star self catering holiday homes, has today announced plans for national expansion following the appointment of Stewart Black, former Head of Sales at Homeaway Holiday Rentals, to the position of Business Development Director.
Stewart, who was previously responsible for Homeaway’s international holiday homes recruitment programme, will head up a team of portfolio development managers tasked with expanding Blue Chip Holidays’ portfolio from 850 to over 1,200 properties by the end of next year.
In addition to developing new markets and new holiday rental concepts, Stewart will also be responsible for expanding the business’ footprint to include a selection of four and five star self catering properties in a range of key new locations across the UK.
Commenting on his appointment Stewart Black said: “I’m looking forward to strengthening our relationships with new and existing holiday home owners both in the South West and the wider UK. We have ambitious plans for growth in the South East and North of England and the business is investing heavily in new technology that will create a market leading level of engagement with both our owners and our customers.
“As we grow we aim to enhance our reputation as a business that forges strong relationships with our owners. Our goal is to continue providing the personal level of service that we are known for, while bringing the additional benefits that come with being a national player focused on delivering excellent customer service and great returns for holiday home owners.”
Alan Taylor, Managing Director of Blue Chip Holidays, added: “Stewart has over 30 years of experience in the property and holiday homes market giving him an excellent understanding of the needs of holiday home owners and the tastes of high end customers. Having headed up a global team at Homeaway his insight, commercial expertise and first-hand experience of working in partnership with owners puts him in an excellent position to build our portfolio at the same time as helping owners maximise bookings and income.”
For more information on Blue Chip Holidays and its offering to owners visit www.bluechipowners.co.uk