Tim Rumney takes over permanently at Best Western GB

Tim Rumney Interim CEO BWH Hotel Group GB
Tim Rumney, the new permanent CEO at BWH Hotel Group GB. (BWH Hotel Group)

Tim Rumney has been appointed full-time CEO of BWH Hotel Group GB, which incorporates Best Western Great Britain and WorldHotels Great Britain, after serving as interim CEO since August.

Rumney has served as chairman of the BWH Hotel Group board for four years and has been a director since 2009, Tim has been at the heart of the organisation during a significant period of expansion and change. 

Rumney, who replaces outgoing CEO Rob Paterson, has operated three hotels in Best Western brands over more than twenty years and has over thirty years’ experience in the hospitality industry including holding senior positions with Forte Hotels in London and elsewhere.

What They Said

Tim Rumney, CEO of BWH Hotel Group GB, said: “I am thrilled to take on the position of CEO full time at BWH Hotel Group GB, in a time of great challenge and great opportunity for the hospitality industry.

“Working in hospitality and running a hospitality business is a difficult and challenging, but supremely rewarding career choice. As CEO I will take all the lessons I have learned in my career forward to fight our corner, and ensure our collective voice is heard.”

“We have a fantastic team in BWH Hotel Group GB and our purchasing organisation Beacon and I look forward to working with our hotel members and other stakeholders in driving and developing the business as we recover from the impact of the pandemic.”