Food and drink has been a central part of Ann’s career, having held Director level Marketing and Operational roles with Pizza Hut, Beefeater and Whitbread. Using her wealth of experience across the leisure, hospitality and tourism industry, Ann founded elliotts in 2001.
Elected onto People’s 1st’s Top 100 Women in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, alongside such leading figures as Prue Leith CBE and Nigella Lawson. Ann devotes her time to many industry activities:
– Regular contributor to industry publications
– Catey judge for the last seven years
– The Marketing expert on the Zolfo Cooper Leisure Panel
– Oxford Brookes mentor for final year Hospitality students
– Regular speaker, attendee and contributor at industry events
In addition to these roles, Ann is also a committee member for Arena and ALMR.
With over 2,000 members, Arena is the networking association for the foodservice and hospitality industry, bringing together decision makers and professionals from all sectors, whether it’s big-name industry giants or smaller individual companies. Since its inception in 1983, Arena’s events have seen over 60,000 attendees.
A network of entrepreneurial retailers and industry suppliers, the ALMR champions the smaller independent companies that own and operate pubs, bars and casual dining restaurants in the UK. With 180 member companies operating approximately 20,000 outlets, the ALMR campaigns on behalf of its retailer members to promote the reputation and benefits of retail hospitality, as well as protecting commercial interests and preventing imposition of restrictive legislation and taxation.
Being the perfect host, Ann Elliott also runs her own, well established, regular networking events with CEOs, Operators, Marketers and Partners.
Favourite Food | Anything on the menu at The Swan in Denham – a Becky and David Salisbury pub
Favourite Drink | Champagne when going out or a double tomato juice on a dry evening
Dream dinner party guests | Joan of Arc, Florence Nightingale, Hilary Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor and Elizabeth David.
Campaign you’d wish you’d been involved in | Compare the meerkat.com