Una St Ives, Cornwall’s eco-inspired retreat near Carbis Bay, has appointed Damian Sargent to head-up its operations and property management company, Escape UK Ltd.
Sargent will take up the newly-created position running the operations of the 20 acre retreat which will include 123 sustainable self-catering properties, nature spaces and The Atrium, a leisure building with restaurant, bar, organic spa, swimming pool and fitness suite.
As the former business director at Aspects Holidays in St Ives, Sargent brings his holiday letting experience to bear with the objective of growing Escape’s holiday rental programme.
David Cole, director of CC Leisure Concepts Ltd, said: “For us, Damian is quite simply Mr St Ives. Not only has he worked at a successful accommodation provider and has a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to holiday lets, he is fully integrated into the St Ives and Carbis Bay community which is extremely valuable for selling the whole Una St Ives holiday experience to our guests.”
Sargent added: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Una St Ives. The retreat is setting high standards for Cornwall and for future property owners and I’m already sharing my passion and knowledge of the area and my experience within the tourism industry to ensure Una St Ives achieves the standards it sets out.”