Sarah Orchard

sarah orchardCurrent positions:  Board member of Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association (Director).

Brief experience: Sarah is a stalwart of the marketing profession of over 25 years – a Chartered Marketer, who worked for 16 years in the travel industry for brands like Kuoni, Hogg Robinson business travel, and Avis car rental. For the last 10 years, she has been working as a strategic marketing consultant advising small businesses in particular those in the tourism, leisure and lifestyle sectors on how to get better returns from their marketing efforts.  She specialises in digital marketing including websites, SEO, blogging, email marketing and social media. She employs the secrets of the bigger companies to help ambitious smaller businesses grow quicker.

Key skills: Small business / travel & tourism marketing – specialisms of digital marketing including websites, SEO, blogging, email marketing and social media. Glamping a particular area of expertise and I am an expert speaker on it.

Reasons for being a board member: I am passionate about creating great customer experiences and helping tourism small businesses thrive. Helping them harness the power of online marketing to be more successful. I first visited the Wye Valley & Forest of Dean in 2014 and fell in love with the area. It is a truly hidden gem and by being on the Board, I promise to help promote the region and ensure all local businesses and residents benefit. I feel very lucky to now call this beautiful area my home.