Meet our team

Tom McNamara

President/Founder

Tom founded Group Promotions in 1986. Outside of his love for hotels and hoteliers, his lifelong passion has been in Theatre and Music. From an early age at school in Ireland, Tom appeared in many stage shows and musicals and has sung professionally with bands in many countries. He regularly attends West End shows and premieres and has maintained an active interest in drama throughout his life. A keen walker, Tom also enjoys Cycling but insists that he is ‘a fair-weather cyclist’ … rather than a committed one.! Tom’s other great love is reading and writing, having excelled at English studies in his college years, he is still resolutely committed to the joy of holding a hard copy book rather than relinquishing his passion to on-line form so far. Tom enjoys creative cooking for friends and family and as a ‘passionate amateur’ has mastered an interesting variety of dishes from around the World, during his travels over the last 40 plus years.

Gary McNamara

Company Director

Gary joined the family business straight from university in 2004. In 2011 he was invited to become a Director. His primary focus is hotel growth through digital sales and marketing, including the development of bespoke software solutions through the in-house development team. Gary is very passionate about social responsibility and outside of the office plays an active part in his local community by volunteering as an on-call firefighter. He also volunteers for his local ambulance service responding to emergency situations and critical patient care. He has been known to enjoy an occasional beer with his friends too.

Emma Locke

Company Director

Emma joined Group Promotions in 1999 acting as Office Manager. In 2003, she was invited to become a Director. She assists Tom with the daily operations of Group Promotions with the primary focus on development and growth for the company. Emma is also a dedicated Sales & Marketing Director of some of our key hotel partners. Outside of the office, Emma enjoys traveling to different destinations around the world, enjoys nights out to the theatre, good cuisine, and socializing with friends and family.

Gemma Urso

Reservations Manager

Gemma has worked at Group Promotions since 2002 and is responsible for the operation of our hotel partner’s UK and European Reservations and Weddings Department. She has a strong working relationship with the hotels, whilst working closely with the UK and European Tour Operators, Travel Agents, and hotel guests to ensure their needs are met.
Outside of the office, Gemma enjoys spending time with her family and friends, planning trips away, cooking and country walks with her dog.

Julie Lettis

Financial Controller

Julie joined Group Promotions in 2008, she has overall responsibility for Group Promotions financial Management. Julie is also responsible for credit control and receivables from Tour Operators, liaising with our hotel partners and processing funds accordingly. Julie is a dedicated member of our team. Outside of the office, Julie loves socializing and taking long walks with her dog.

Rosie Watts

Sales Manager

Rosie joined Group Promotions in 2012 as Reservations Executive. She became Sales Manager in 2017, her main role is managing the Sales & Marketing of some of our key hotel partners, including training our trade partners and consumers. Outside of the office, Rosie enjoys spending time with her daughter, friends, family, eating out, and traveling to different destinations around the world. Her favorite place she has traveled to is New Zealand.

Ussha Jhurry

Reservations Executive

Ussha Joined Group Promotions in 2021, having spent 22 years in the Hospitality Industry, where she has had a variety of opportunities, including reservations, meetings and events and wedding event management.
At Group Promotions her role is to manage the day to day reservations for Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa and Serenity at Coconut Bay.
Outside of work, Ussha can be found in a good restaurant or wine bar with friends her favourite restaurant is Nobu, and spending quality time with her daughter.

Adam Weatherby

Account Director

Adam Joined Group Promotions in 2021, having spent 19 years in the Travel Industry, where he has fulfilled a variety of sales and marketing roles. His passion for travel comes from the several years he spent backpacking around the world. At Group Promotions his role is to manage the day to day Sales and Marketing efforts of some of our key partners. Outside work, Adam can usually be found in either a bookshop, a good restaurant, or at the cinema. He is also the owner of possibly the two worst behaved dogs on earth.

Mac Campbell

Account Director

Mac has had an association with Group Promotions for over twenty years initially as a Contracting Manager for Thomas Cook Signature and British Airways Holidays.
Subsequently he went on to work on some great projects including reviewing more than 1500 hotels worldwide for a major travel publication. As a Sales & Marketing Director on the hotel supplier side of our industry, he brings experience and understanding from both sides of the industry. He has notched up visits to a hundred countries immersing himself in different cultures and enjoying the local cuisines. Family, friends and conversation coupled with good food and a glass of wine or two are his favourite distractions from the ‘rigours’ of travel.

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