Chairman and Managing Director of Edward Bence Hotel Ltd
Past Chair BHA S.W Committee
He was educated at the Nautical College Pangbourne in Berkshire followed by South Devon College where he graduated with an HND in 1974. He then embarked on a career in the Industry taking him to London with THF and later home in his beloved West Country to the Palace Hotel in Torquay and also with THF again at the Imperial Torquay.
In 1990 together with Richard Edwards and other colleagues he worked in consultancy covering across the country with Management Services International.
In 1994 he joined forces with Edward Adams and together they purchased the Polurrian Hotel in Mullion followed by the Berry Head Hotel Brixham, Devon and Hannafore Point Hotel and Spa in Looe Cornwall.
Edward is a past Governor of South Devon College and is currently Vice Chair of the Board of the Riviera International Conference Centre Torquay.
He is married with two children both of whom are in the industry. He is a keen sportsman and a passionate sailor being a Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation