Peter Hancock, chief executive, Pride of Britain Hotels
Peter Hancock became chief executive of Pride of Britain Hotels in 2000. It is a consortium of never more than 50 independent luxury and boutique hotels throughout the UK. Before that he was group publishing director at Johansens. His career began as a waiter in the late 1970s followed by general management positions in hotels and restaurants in southern England. Peter is an honorary Master Innholder, a Fellow of HOSPA, a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, a Fellow of the Academy of Food & Wine Service and an ambassador for the Gold Service Scholarship.