John Broome CBE
John Broome CBE is widely recognised as making the single most significant contribution to the British Leisure Industry.
John Broome CBE is widely recognised as the person who has made the single most significant contribution to the British Leisure Industry through his innovation and leadership in the development of some of the UK’s biggest theme park attractions (Alton Towers, Trentham Garden and Carden Park). John also has a formidable reputation in the United States and various parts of the world as a leading consultant in his field, highlighted by prolific projects such as Battersea Power Station. His role at the English Tourist Board and British Tourist Authority, combined with various Governmental working parties and quangos, has made him one of the most respected individuals in the leisure and development industries.
Throughout his career he has demonstrated great commitment to education and accepted an academic post with the University of Sunderland as a visiting professor of Themed Leisure Management. This fuels a keen interest to bring education and the leisure industry closer together in a mutually supportive context, through undergraduate, post-graduate, and research programmes, which will provide more highly-qualified personnel than currently exist for the British Leisure Industry. Public recognition of his national stature in his field was formally acknowledged in 1987, when he was awarded the CBE, and in 1998 when he was made Freeman of the City of London.