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Business Breakfast

7th May 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am


The TBF’s May breakfast meeting will have a double act of Simon Tonge and Pippa Craddock from Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts and Newquay Zoo. As registered charities, the passion for saving the planet’s wildlife has to be balanced with sound business practises, and Simon and Pippa will be highlighting:

  • The Challenges of Managing a Charity
  • The Future – new name and new branding
  • Key Conservation Projects
  • The importance of Partnerships

Simon knew from a very young age that he wanted to run a zoo. After taking a degree in zoology, he became a keeper at Jersey Zoo before studying accountancy.  He was Senior Curator at London Zoo and then joined Paignton Zoo Environmental Park as Executive Director in 2000. His mix of animal experience, conservation knowledge and financial management training has stood him in good stead for his current demanding role.

As Director of Marketing & Development, Pippa has strategic marketing and fundraising responsibility for all 3 zoos.  She is also a Non Executive Director for the English Riviera BID Company and was also Vice Chair of the English Riviera Attractions Partnership for 8 years.

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7th May 2019
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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The Riviera International Centre
Chestnut Avenue
Torquay, Devon TQ2 5LZ United Kingdom
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