EXPERIENCED

Travel technology professionals

Pioneering

We always seek to lead, not follow. And we’re already working on our next ground-breaking projects - reimagining how people discover, plan and book their trips and experiences.

Expert

There’s an incredible amount of expertise and experience across Malvern Group, and we’re passionate about our talent. It's what inspires all of our products and services.

Collaborative

We provide our partners with solutions they can’t find on their own. We believe we’re better working together, so collaboration and cooperation are at the core of everything we do.

Agile

Staying one step ahead of trends and technology helps us capitalise on evolving capabilities. It also means we’re always ready to respond to the changing demands of travellers.

Meet the team

Every member of our team brings a wealth of experience to the table. Read more below to find out how our expertise could benefit your business.

Hugo Kimber

Hugo joined Malvern in 2016 as Executive Chairman and leads an experienced management team, providing strategic direction and leadership gained from over 30 years’ experience within the travel and leisure industry...

Hugo Kimber

Hugo joined Malvern in 2016 as Executive Chairman and leads an experienced management team, providing strategic direction and leadership gained from over 30 years’ experience within the travel and leisure industry.
 
Prior to this Hugo was Executive Chairman Cox & Kings EU Leisure Division which included LateRooms.com and Super Break, providing hotel reservations, short breaks and holidays to customers in the UK and EU.
 
Hugo joined Cox & Kings Travel UK in 1987 in a Marketing and Business Development role, before taking up a position with Cox and Kings India as Director of Sales and Marketing. 

Hugo has held many senior roles within the travel and sustainability sectors including Overseas Director, Banyan Tours India, Managing Director Western & Oriental Group, Director at Private Label Worldwide, CEO of The Carbon Consultancy and Executive Chairman of Explore Worldwide, a leading UK adventure travel company.

Jon Ross

Jon joined LateRooms.com as CTO in August 2016 and sits on the Malvern Board, bringing significant IT and Digital experience to the group...

Jon Ross

Jon joined LateRooms.com as CTO in August 2016 and sits on the Malvern Board, reporting directly into the Executive Chairman.  

He has accountability for setting and executing the strategy for the Malvern IT function, and ensuring technical delivery is on track in line with the business strategy.

Jon brings significant IT and Digital experience to the group and has direct responsibility for Development, Delivery, Transformation, Service and Infrastructure functions.

Jon’s previous roles within digital business include senior management positions with MoneySupermarket.com, Webuyanycar.com and Phones4U.

In the recent past Jon acted as a consultant within LateRooms.com assisting with an IT restructure and redefining business interaction.

John McLaughlin

John joined the business as Group Finance Director for Malvern in late December 2016.  He joined at a time of significant change within the business, not least within the finance functions...

John McLaughlin

John joined the business as Group Finance Director for Malvern in late December 2016.  He joined at a time of significant change within the business, not least within the finance functions in both LateRooms.com and Super Break, who had undergone significant headcount re-sizing and outsourcing. 

John sits on the Malvern Board reporting into the Executive Chairman. John has accountability for setting the strategy for Finance within Malvern which has a key commercial focus as well as the wider financial operations functions.

John has significant commercial finance experience within fast paced businesses, most recently within telecommunications at TalkTalk where he undertook several strategic commercial finance and senior business partnering roles over a period of 10 years. 

Denise Parkhouse

Denise joined LateRooms.com as Director of Operations in January 2014 and joined the Senior Leadership Team in 2018 as Operations Director for Malvern Group...

Denise Parkhouse

Denise joined LateRooms.com as Director of Operations in January 2014 and joined the Senior Leadership Team in 2018 as Operations Director for Malvern Group.

Denise is responsible for the operational aspects of Malvern, including travel product supply, customer service and contact centre and reports to the Executive Chairman.

Denise was previously Director of Sales & Customer Care at Holiday Autos, Head of Operations in Poland for Lastminute.com and Head of Operations at Medhotels.

She uses her great depth of travel industry experience and operations, to the direct and manage excellent customer operations and supply networks for Malvern. This has included the consolidation of operations over the last two years.

Steve Williams

Steve joined LateRooms.com in 2016 as Director of Data & CRM, before joining the senior leadership team in 2018 as Commercial Director....

Steve Williams

Steve joined LateRooms.com in 2016 as Director of Data & CRM, before joining the senior leadership team in 2018 as Commercial Director.

Steve is responsible for all areas of customer and partner revenue and management for Malvern Group, including the extensive partner network and new business development. He reports directly to the Executive Chairman.

Steve previously worked with Sky Betting and Gaming as Head of CRM, following a number of years with Transactis, a leading data and marketing services company where he was Head of Client Development.

Steve uses his close understanding of data, client requirements and knowledge of product development to ensure that the needs of Malvern partners and clients are fully supported and reflected in our technology development.

Katherine Scott

Katherine joined Malvern in 2017 and is responsible for all aspects of marketing for the consumer and B2B brands including digital performance, CRM, DM, brochure production, brand, design and above the line activity...

Katherine Scott

Katherine joined Malvern in 2017 and is responsible for all aspects of marketing for the consumer and B2B brands including digital performance, CRM, DM, brochure production, brand, design and above the line activity.

Katherine is a highly skilled commercially led marketer. Following several years’ experience in fashion retail and mail order, she brings a wealth of understanding in how to market a brand cost effectively with a proven track record of delivery on target sales and profit growth.

Stuart Hammonds

Stuart joined Malvern in 2016 as Head of Consumer Product for Laterooms.com and later assumed digital product development responsibilities for all brands within the Malvern portfolio...

Stuart Hammonds

Stuart joined Malvern in 2016 as Head of Consumer Product for Laterooms.com and later assumed digital product development responsibilities for all brands within the Malvern portfolio.

He was promoted to Director of Digital Transformation in 2018 to further support the development of the B2B travel technology proposition and is now responsible for the platform development strategy and digital innovation.

Prior to Malvern, Stuart has held digital change roles in many industries including Financial Services, Retail, Telecoms and the Public Sector. His expertise lies in translating data and insight in to actionable digital change programmes that transform the ways in which organisations operate and ultimately improve the offer to the end customer.

Frank Creighton

Frank joined Malvern in 2017 as Director of Business Development. Frank has had an integral role in shaping Malvern’s B2B proposition and taking it to market...

Frank Creighton

Frank joined Malvern in 2017 as Director of Business Development. Frank has had an integral role in shaping Malvern’s B2B proposition and taking it to market.

Frank’s focus is on identifying and securing profitable partnerships where clients, and their customers, benefit from Malvern’s innovative travel and technology capability.

Frank has first-rate corporate partner experience gained in travel, technology, financial services and professional services. He has led partnership teams at companies ranging from the Co-op to FinTech platform innovator Tuxedo-Omnio.

His broad knowledge across all aspects of partnerships – including commercial, strategy, legal, operations, technology, marketing and implementation – facilitates the delivery of mutually rewarding partnerships.

Chris Hagan

Chris has been with Malvern since its inception, taking the role of Director of Product Supply in January 2019 and having previously been with Super Break since 2003....

Chris Hagan

Chris has been with Malvern since its inception, taking the role of Director of Product Supply in January 2019 and having previously been with Super Break since 2003.

He is responsible for Product Supply across the group and he and his team ensure excellent relationships and commercial terms with partners in accommodation, transport, entertainment, attraction and experience sectors together with leading product supply strategy.

Chris started his career in retail travel on the shop floor with Lunn Poly (now Tui) before moving to Thomson Travel Group within their call centres in the North East and Yorkshire.

He joined Super Break initially as part of the reservations team before moving to product where he has held various roles responsible for all elements of Super Break product supply including introduction and development of the overseas portfolio and more recently the introduction of exclusive charter flights packages to the product range.

About Malvern Group

We’re experts in travel, with the kind of knowledge only gained from 30 years of industry experience. We’re experts in technology, too; we’ve been at the forefront of online hotel bookings since Web 1.0.

Malvern Group is a travel and technology hybrid business, including two iconic travel brands, LateRooms.com and Super Break, plus B2B brand Malvern Travel Technology. Together, the three brands have developed our Wizian platform, powering the delivery of travel propositions for our corporate partners. Using these technologies, we can address the key traveller needs around inspiration, planning and in-trip support – and provide unforgettable travel experiences.

Our Partners

From supply to distribution, we work with travel industry partners around the world - driving growth through innovative tech and support services.

Our History

Malvern Group has over 30 years’ industry experience enhancing consumer trips and experiences; LateRooms.com has been pre-eminent in the UK’s online travel agent sector for almost two decades, providing the development house for our Wizian platform, which powers the delivery of travel propositions to partners.

Since 2016, Malvern Group has combined the technologies and expertise of the teams at LateRooms.com, short break specialist Super Break and the talent at Malvern Travel Technology. Now, as a collective, we specialise in addressing the key traveller needs around inspiration, planning and in-trip support, in addition to booking.

Industry Awards

Malvern Group is honored to be recognised for our commitment to industry innovation, and our work with global corporate partners to reimagine the trips of tomorrow. Below are some of the prestigious awards we’ve been honored to receive.

  • UK Holidays Operator of the Year

    TTG Travel Awards 2018
  • Star UK Holidays Operator

    Travel Bulletin Star Awards Winner 2018
  • Best Accommodation Website

    Travel mole awards 2017
  • Best Operator UK Holidays

    Travek Weekly Awards 2016 & 2017
  • UK Holidays Operator of the Year

    TTG Travel Awards 2017
  • Feefo 5* Gold Service Award

    Feefo
  • Agent Friendly Operator of the Year

    Advantage Travel Partnerships 2017
  • UK Operator of the Year 2016-17

    The Travel Network Group
  • Best Accommodation Only Provider

    Travel Weekly Globe Awards 2017
  • European City Break Supplier of the Year

    SPAA Awards 2017
  • UK Operator of the Year 2017

    Selling Travel
  • Medium to Large Digital Business of the Year

    2017 UK Digital Entrepreneur Awards
  • Advertising Campaign of the Year (over £250k media spend)

    Travel Marketing Awards 2017
  • Best TV Advertising (Under £100k)

    Travel Marketing Awards 2017
FIND OUT HOW

Our pioneering technology and services can provide added value for your customers and increase revenue for your business.