Directors

Mike Stickland
Mike SticklandFounder and CEO
Mike is the Chief Executive Officer of Planning Solutions Limited (PSL). He founded the Company in 1995 and continues to head up the business today with particular involvement in the strategic development and growth of the business.
Chris Sturdy
Chris SturdyRegional Operations Director - Planning Solutions.
Chris is an experienced manager of both visitor attractions and health and fitness clubs with some 28 years of operational experience of working for brands such as Virgin Active and Bannatyne Fitness.

Marketing & Development

Chris Williamson
Chris WilliamsonDevelopment & Marketing
Chris is not an average employee. Currently working as a part of the Regional Marketing Management team, also offering countrywide support remotely and on location for the Operation Teams and involving himself with the development of the business.
Sarah Hirsch
Sarah HirschMarketing Manager
Sarah has been working in tourism and visitor attractions for over 15 years, and now looks after the onsite marketing for Kent Life in Maidstone, Kent, and Vertigo Adventures in Hertfordshire. Since graduating from Oxford Brookes University in 2002 with an MSc in International Travel & Tourism Management.

General Managers

Natalie
NatalieGeneral Manager Kent Life
Natalie is the General Manager of Kent Life, a 28 acre Heritage Farm Park where family fun and heritage sit side by side.
David
DavidGeneral Manager CONKERS
David is the General Manager of CONKERS, a £19 million visitor attraction located in Leicestershire. He has worked in the hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors for over 20 years.
Sarah
Sarah General Manager The National Brewery Centre
Sarah is the Manager of The National Brewery Centre Burton, where she has welcomed new displays and supports the collection for the historical archive, from its roots of Burton & Bass to now represent all breweries from across the UK.
Vikki
VikkiGeneral Manager Cotswold Country Park And Beach
Victoria has taken on the quest as General Manager of our Cotswold site. As a Dr in Sport Psychology and Motor Control and highly qualified as an ERCA trainer, Vikki has the drive and passion for outdoor adventure and is situated in the perfect location for both business and manager to flourish.
Terena
TerenaGeneral Manager Super Tubing
Terena is the manager of a tight team of 14 staff at Supertubing Ebbw Vale. This is a specialised Snowflex slope installed within the Festival Gardens Shopping Complex and is used for a tube slide experience, which at 120 metres in length, is the longest in the UK.
Darren
DarrenGeneral Manager Vertigo Adventures
Darren works as the General Manager of Vertigo Adventures in Welwyn Garden City, one of the largest courses of its kind in the UK.

Darren offers after school clubs, birthday parties and receives great recognition for his personal training for those who have fears of heights

Jennifer
JenniferGeneral Manager Springfield's Adventure Land
Jennifer is a practical hands-on manager with skills and experience in Catering and business development procedures. Reaching new audiences at Springfield’s Adventure Land, Jennifer is the conductor of the multi-faceted attraction and American Diner with big aims within a small footprint.
Bobby
BobbyGeneral Manager Royal Esplanade Hotel
A CV filled with event and hospitality experience, Bobby is the captain of The Royal Esplanade Hotel, steering it into new horizons and uncovering new waters. Bobby is a big fan of musicals and is looking forward to putting together Planning Solutions’ first band of General Managers!

Commercial Support

Richard Linington
Richard LiningtonDirector of Research and Marketing - Planning Solutions Consulting.
Richard Linington is the director of research and marketing. As a heritage development and tourism consultant he has some 16 years of commercial experience in the tourism, heritage and design sectors.
Kevin Brown
Kevin BrownManaging Director - Planning Solutions Consulting
Kevin Brown leads the consultancy in strategic development, options appraisals and financial analysis. As a tourism consultant Kevin has a sound knowledge of research based appraisal work in tourism, leisure and regeneration projects.