Carl Weldon


Carl Weldon is Chief Executive of HOSPA and Principal of consultancy business CWS Hospitality.

Carl has been in Hospitality Finance and Operations for over 30 years.

Starting with Forte Hotels in 1978 Carl worked for Holiday Inns International (HII) for twelve years from Financial Controller for Holiday Inns Birmingham and Leicester (500 rooms) to UK, European and EMEA corporate positions. Bass acquired Holiday Inns International in 1987 and Carl was appointed Financial Planning Manager in the new Worldwide Brussels HQ.

Carl joined Periquito Hotels when it was formed in 1990 as Group Financial Controller – progressing to Financial Director during a time when the company reached twelve hotels including management contracts. Subsequent positions include Financial Director at Virgin Hotels and Group Financial Controller with Regal Hotel Group with 120 hotels at its peak. Carl subsequently moved into the Pub and Restaurant business with Noble House Group (260 Pubs/Restaurants) where he specialised and developed the Financial Planning process for this large group.

Carl has operated CWS Hospitality since October 2004 and has successfully assisted a number of clients during this time.