To carry out a detailed rolling review of all day visitor, corporate and events activity to include drafting of forward masterplan and strategic vision for Stonor House, Gardens and Park.
Drawing on many years of relevant experience gained in the sector, Hoy Consultancy can offer clear strategic advice to a wide range of clients, offering a thorough examination of business potential and supporting the launch of new and exciting projects.
"John Hoy is providing Stonor with exceptional support as we take the business to the next stage and develop our long term strategy. John’s experience and knowledge of estate management and diversification is second to none. In a very short space of time John has provided invaluable assistance strengthening our events programme using his extensive contacts to bring in new events. We have also embarked upon a five year planning exercise with John’s support which is already helping ensure we make the right long term business decisions for Stonor. In each area we have worked with John it is extraordinary to see how knowledgeable he is on everything from architects to music impresarios, local government to parkland managers, building projects to marketing. It is fantastic for my wife and I to have him as part of our wider team."
The Hon William Stonor, February 2018
To carry out a detailed rolling review of all corporate, events and marketing activity to include the interaction and linkage between Bowood House, Gardens and Park and Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort.
To carry out a detailed review of existing events and visitor activities and to set out a forward events strategy/business plan for Bicester Heritage to include support for existing and new event contract arrangements and negotiations.
"We operate a 348 acre site in Oxfordshire which has grown its visitor activities organically since acquisition in 2013. John has been instrumental in assisting us develop a clear business plan for the visitor offering, accelerate growth and advice on negotiating key venue-user strategies and agreements. John’s hands-on experience at the sharp end of a number of the country’s leading visitor attractions has been crucial value-add to our business, and lent a gravitas and knowledge that has supported our ambitions"
Daniel Geoghegan, Managing Director
To carry out an interim strategic review for Belvoir Castle and the Engine Yard project and to specifically focus upon existing and targeted footfall, sales and marketing activity, events calendar and organisational structure.
To review the operations of Holkham Enterprises and Holkham Events Limited and to suggest ways in which the Estate can increase commercial performance in these areas whilst carefully maintaining the balance of Holkham being a family home.
Instructed by the Cowdray Heritage Trust to visit and review the Cowdray House Ruins and to assess & report upon the forward options for the site to include the adjoining complex of buildings and the Walled Garden.
Instructed by the Beechwood Estates Company Limited to visit and review Shirburn Castle and to report on the future use options for the Grade 1 Moated Castle and it’s grounds together with the adjoining Walled Garden and the adjoining complex of estate buildings in the Old Dairy Yard.