Club Welcomes New Marketing and Communications Director

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Tuesday 03 January 2012

Ruth Doyle

Ruth Doyle

The Camping and Caravanning Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Ruth Doyle as its new Marketing & Communications Director.

Ruth, who commences work on Wednesday, January 11, has an impressive track record, holding senior marketing and communications positions at reputable organisations including the Leicester Haymarket Theatre, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

She takes over from Matthew Eastlake, who left the Club after five-and-a-half years back in October.

Interim Director, Erika Coghlan, will work alongside Ruth until the end of February.

Ruth is delighted to have accepted the much sought-after role and said: “Having worked in professional membership bodies for the last seven years, I'm excited to move into a new sector and support the success of a household name - as well as one of the largest membership bodies in the UK.

“The recession has seen many people take another look at camping and caravanning and the Club has helped them find more than just great value for their money. They've found a way to experience the outdoors, relax with family and friends and go where they want, when they want.

“I'm looking forward to joining a very professional team, and ensuring the Club's continued success.”

Robert Louden, Director General, added: “Our marketing and communications department is an integral part of our organisation and is continually striving to promote the Club and its ethos.

“Ruth has a wealth of knowledge within the membership/professional bodies arena which will only help the Club to strengthen its position as the outdoor industry leader.”

Ruth will be supported by Club Directors; Robert Louden (Director General), Bob Hill (Sites), Sabina Voysey (Finance), Garry Barr (Business Systems and Administration), Richard Grimsdale (Travel Services) and Paul Jones (Membership Services).


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Editorial Notes:

  1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 110-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 109 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, now runs and manages a further 20 Camping in the Forest Touring Sites.
  2. was launched on Monday, April 18, 2011.
  3. incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.
  4. National awards include:
  5. Midlands CIPR PRide Awards 2011 Finalist – Real Richness: The List (Integrated Communications, Not-for-Profit, Consumer Relations)
  6. Marketing Week Engage 2011 Awards Finalist (PR) – New to Camping
  7. David Bellamy Conservation Award 2012 – Ashbourne, Corfe Castle, Charmouth, Folkestone (Gold)
  8. David Bellamy Conservation Award 2012 – Lauder (Silver)
  9. David Bellamy Conservation Award 2012 – Barnard Castle, Dunbar (Bronze)
  10. Midlands CIPR PRide Awards 2010 Gold Winner – New to Camping (Not-for-Profit)
  11. Midlands CIPR PRide Awards 2010 Silver Winner – New to Camping (Consumer Relations)
  12. Loo of the Year 2010 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Skye Club Site (Scotland)
  13. David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Delamere Forest Club Site (Gold)
  14. David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Corfe Castle Club Site (Gold)
  15. David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Oban Club Site (Gold)
  16. David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Chipping Norton (Silver)
  17. Which Motorhome Sites of the Year 2011- Dunbar Club Site
  18. Practical Motorhome 2010 Top 50 Sites Regional Winner – Hereford Club Site
  19. Caravan/Motor Caravan 2010 Top 101 Sites Winner – Sandringham Club Site
  20. AA Campsite of the Year Heart of England 2010 – Teversal Club Site