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BOURNECOAST MD on BBC Select Committee

Press Release   •   Nov 30, 2011 16:13 GMT

As Vice-Chair of the Bournemouth Tourism Management Board, Des was chosen as an external representative for the panel which was formed to help recruit the Council’s new Chief Executive.

Established in 2006, the ground-breaking Bournemouth Tourism Management Board (BTMB) was set up to “Develop and assist delivery of a shared vision for a prosperous tourism industry inBournemouththat will enable the Borough to develop as a market leading resort.” This is the Country’s first board that truly represents all sectors of the visitor economy including the often overlooked, but vital, services of transportation, entertainment and retailing.

The BTMB has a very different tourism partnering formula that holds the members collectively responsible for the town’s destination management.

Des said: “It is an honour for the Bournemouth Tourism Management Board to be recognised as an integral part of the town and its crucial part in identifying the right candidate for a job. The new Chief Executive will have a great deal of influence as to how this town progresses forward and it is important that they understand how tourism is a vital part of that progression”.

Des’s family have run Bournecoast since its inception in 1960 and now sees them celebrating over 50 years in the tourism market.  They are the local market leaders and have offices in Southbourne and Westbourne.  To find out more about Des, the company and the services it has to offer, visit their website at or speak to one of their friendly team on 01202 437888.

About Bournecoast

In 2010 Bournecoast celebrated it’s 50th anniversary and has been family run since it’s inception when it was established by Major & June Webb in 1960.  Keith Simmons MBE, the previous managing director and Major Webb’s son-in-law, was then joined by his son and daughters, Des Simmons, Veronica Strongman and Anita Smith, who now run the company with a team of fifteen staff.


Bournecoast Property Agents have extended their skill base within the ever changing property market. 


Over the past 50 years Bournecoast has invested in a skilled workforce, ensuring each member of the team enjoys dealing with people and property whilst ensuring their knowledge of the whole property market is second to none, providing a USP over most local agents.

For more information regarding Bournecoast or this release, please contact Alex Eaton on the contact details below.

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