Who are the people behind TAG&TRACK

Management Team

Barry Bester, Executive Chairman - Barry has spent his career in the tile retailing business. He was a founder shareholder of Topps Tiles in 1984 and is today its Non-Executive Chairman. Having developed the initial business with about six stores, Topps Tiles floated on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in 1997 and is today the UK's largest tile and wood flooring specialist with 309 stores in the UK. Using his many years of business experience in both the private and public company scene, Barry works with young companies and entrepreneurs in an advisory capacity.

Ian Salkeld, Finance Director - Having trained with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC), Ian qualified as ACA 26 years ago and since then has spent his career investing in/running private equity backed businesses. He spent 13 years with leading VC, ECI Ventures (8 as a partner) and subsequently became CEO of DVR, the UK’s largest direct TV and video rental operator (sold to Granada for £52m). As Finance Director of Cash A Cheque for 3 years he helped grow the chain from 11 to 70 outlets before selling to Dollar Financial in 1999. Ian holds an MA from Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Stephen D Moss CBE, Non-Executive Director - Stephen has spent his entire career in the leisure industry, in both travel and hospitality. Over 18 years he built up BCP into the UK’s leading airport parking booking service, with sales of £45m, handling over 1 million bookings a year. He sold BCP in 2003 but remained at its helm until 2007. He is Chairman of London based property investor Grosvenor Securities and Founder/Chairman of Springboard, a charity promoting careers in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism. Stephen is a former MD of Michelin rated Chelsea restaurant, Drakes, and a co-founder of 190 Queens Gate Plc with Antony Worrall-Thompson, Richard Shepherd and Roy Ackerman. Stephen read law at King’s College, London, was called to the bar at Gray’s Inn and holds a Masters from London Business School. He was awarded an MBE in 1992 and CBE in 2002.

Deborah Aylward, Managing Director - Deborah is a highly experienced senior professional with extensive sales and retail knowledge gained in the leisure travel market. Following many successful years growing sales in Thomas Cook retail stores, Deborah rose to become Head of Supplier Relations for the global travel organisation managing a £1bn sales portfolio. Well respected within the industry, Deborah has developed a reputation for achieving results through creativity, personal integrity and excellent relationship management.

Pete Constanti, Deputy Executive Chairman - Pete is an experienced senior executive with international and FTSE experience within the Leisure Travel sector for over 25 years. He spent more than 20 years at Thomas Cook, including serving as CEO of its UK Mainstream Business and as a member of the Group's Executive Board. Since 2013 Pete has used his vast experience in driving businesses and change programmes in challenging climates to organisations in the Commercial world and the Not For Profit sector both in the UK and Overseas.