Bath Tourism Plus (BTP) today appointed Craig Jenkins as its new Executive Chairman. The Bath-based businessman will assume his responsibilities with immediate effect following the completion of Ian Bell’s six-year term of office.
Craig Jenkins is Finance Director of Pangolin Editions, the world’s largest art foundry, and Managing Director of the international electronics group Megacon. Craig is also Managing Director of the regional accounting and consultancy firm TSL.
A resident of central Bath for more than 25 years, Craig has been a director of Bath Tourism Plus since 2017. He is actively involved with several local charities, being treasurer and trustee of Bath MIND, a trustee of 44AD Artspace & Gallery and a member of the steering group of the Percent Club. Craig is also a benefactor and founding trustee of the Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation which is now one of Uganda’s top ten tourist destinations.
Tim Warren, Leader of Bath and North East Somerset Council, said: "I would like to personally thank Ian for his tireless leadership of Bath Tourism Plus, in particular his hard work and dedication in maintaining Bath as a great place to shop, visit and stay. I am delighted that we will have an individual with the experience and stature of Craig Jenkins to succeed Ian Bell at the helm of Bath Tourism Plus. In his time as a director of BTP, Craig has done an exceptional job supporting the process of restructuring the company, and modernising the promotion of the area in a more coherent and interactive way as a global cosmopolitan brand for the benefit of the business community and residents alike.”
Craig Jenkins, new Executive Chairman of Bath Tourism Plus said: “I am delighted to be taking up this role at a time where we have so many new opportunities to promote our unique city as well as North East Somerset. As an organisation Bath Tourism Plus has seen many changes over the last few years, but we now have in place an excellent and creative team to fly the flag for Bath and North East Somerset. In addition to our existing events, including the award-winning Christmas Market, we are well positioned to develop our leading role in promoting the area nationally and internationally, and in forging partnerships to the benefit of all of our stakeholders.”