Kathryn Clarke, Director of Signature Sales Support & Representation Ltd.
Kathryn’s career spans 30 years of working within the hospitality, travel and tourism industry sectors.
Kathryn’s roles include Team Manager for a busy travel sales call centre, Reservations and Revenue Manager for a combined 400-bedroom Birmingham city centre hotels to Sales and Business Development for a conference centre group and luxury Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Events, (MICE), market sales for Cotswold venues.
In 2014, Kathryn launched Signature Sales Support & Services a sales consultancy service to create a role for herself to provide an exciting challenge, continue to work in an industry she has enthusiasm and passion for and the work life balance required for a sustainable future.
In January 2018 Kathryn felt that the time was right to scale up the business and adapted the business model and launched the venue representation service which has a growing portfolio of UK hotels and venues. In March of that year, the business changed from a sole trade to a Limited company with Kathryn and new business partner Jan Denning becoming Directors.
‘Signature’ introduce their venue partners to their database of corporate, association and agency MICE buyers to create awareness and generate enquiries. In its first year, the business placed over £2.5million of enquiries into venue partner properties.
The business ethos is Sales with scruples, based on trust, integrity, passion, partnership and professionalism. Kathryn believes that longevity of relationships is key to business success and the business model is based on partnerships and collaborations.
Kathryn joined the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce as a member in 2014 and has been a member since valuing the support and benefits the chamber offers to small and growing businesses. In November 2017 Kathryn was elected by members onto the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors with the most votes beating six worthy contenders.
Kathryn lives and works in Warwickshire and has been involved in various community projects since having family including the local Juniors Football Club for six years, School PTA and Committee Member for the Toddler Group.
Kathryn enjoys walking and yoga and is a weekend taxi service transporting her sons to and from various sporting activity clubs and at the end of the day is partial to a G&T!