Who we are

James Nettleton


Starting his career in hospitality at a young age, over the years James has passionately built a successful business, recognised Nationally, that operates a varied group of brands of award-winning hotels, spas, and a skincare range in the South West.


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Laura Cameron

Operations Director


Joining the company as a reception team member Laura quickly made her mark within the company, moving up the ranks over the years to become Operations Director. Responsible for the daily running’s of each hotel and spa, the “Acorn 30 under 30” award winner can be found between the Cornwall and Devon sites ensuring that each guest experience is truly fabulous.


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Leah Holmes

Finance Director


With her career in hospitality starting in 2003, Leah is now responsible for overseeing the finances for Philema Hospitality Management and manages a team of two. 


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Becky Nowell

Sales Director

Starting her successful career in hospitality in the front of house team, Becky climbed the company ladder over the years to become Sales Director. The “Acorn 30 under 30” award winner oversees the Sales and Marketing departments for the group, managing a team of 11 managers and their teams on a daily basis.



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Emilie Cole

Marketing Executive

Working her way up within the company, Emilie started her Marketing career in the department one day a week before fast becoming Group Marketing Executive, responsible for overseeing the communications for all brands within the company.



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Emily Andov

Revenue Manager

Starting in the reservations department, Emily quickly worked her way into Sales, supporting the Sales Director. Emily is responsible for the group's revenue management, events and aids the daily smooth running of the reservations team.



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Stacey Le Gallez

HR Manager

Starting her career within the company in a front facing role, Stacey undertook an apprenticeship to become AAT Level 2 qualified in Accounting before landing her dream role in HR, in which she's CIPD level 5 certified.



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Emily Nicholson

Marketing Manager

Having worked at a number of advertising agencies on the South Coast and with a BA (Hons) Advertising and Marketing Communications degree, Emily joined the team as Group Marketing Manager to oversee the portfolio of hotels at Philema.



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Becky Bennet

PR Manager

Becky has over eight years’ experience in travel, lifestyle and leisure PR, starting out her career as a copywriter and sales executive before developing experience in both marketing and PR.



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Eleanor Elliott-Rathbone

Graphic Designer

With an interest and background in branding and editorial design, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design and (BA) Hons Graphic Design, Eleanor is responsible for all things creative within the group (and a dab hand in Adobe!)



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Sophia Best

Photographer & Videographer

Having gained a BA (Hons) Press and Editorial Photography degree at University, Sophia joins the company as her first role within the industry and is responsible for all video and photography content.