Our Team

Tina Fairhurst
Managing Director

Tina left behind a FTSE 100 career to move to Cornwall. London born, but with her father’s Cornish blood in her veins, she found a love for North Cornwall and visited almost weekly, so the decision to move permanently seemed an entirely natural one. A workaholic, Tina is also co-founder of both Perfect Stays and an award-winning holiday home services business. Her organisational skills are legendary and her enthusiasm is infectious and, when not working, Tina can be found discovering parts of Cornwall that she has not yet visited or restaurant research!

Scott Fairhurst
1968 – 2015

Scott was the joint founder of Perfect Stays. A workaholic with bags of energy, he was passionate about everything to do with each step of the process in renting high-end luxury holiday homes. After leaving an executive position within a FTSE 100 company to return back home to Cornwall,  he jointly set up an award-winning holiday home services business which gave him an incredible insight into the world of luxury self catering and the perspectives of agents,  owners and guests. Scott passed away in June 2015.

Emily Turner
Sales & Marketing Director

Born and raised in Somerset, Emily graduated from Plymouth University in 2011 with a passion in all things to do with travel.  She initially started a career in retail, but during a weekend visit to Cornwall visiting friends, she decided to relocate to Cornwall and find her dream job. We are so glad that she did and she joined Perfect Stays within a few weeks of moving. Emily spends a lot of her spare time with her friends and family enjoying the beach lifestyle. She is the official office chocoholic and we think that she personally keeps Cadbury’s share price in a positive place!

Ruth Rushton
Finance Director

When she’s not crunching numbers, she’s hiking through jungles in Thailand, climbing mountains in Africa or trekking the Andes for charity; Ruth is our worldly Finance Director. Prior to training as an accountant, Ruth managed her own interior design business. Coming to work at Perfect Stays is a happy amalgamation of Ruth’s passion for beautiful homes and tenacious numerical talent.

Mum to one son and a big-eared dog, in 2015 Ruth partook  in a motorcycle teddy bear relay around the country in July to raise money for charity, with another 90 riders taking part the event set a new World Record.

Joe Knight

Senior Property Advisor

Joe is a Cornish boy at heart who loves exploring the enormous county in order to recommend places to visit and restaurants to eat in. Having studied Events Management and Tourism at University, Joe gained valuable experience at Wembley Arena in London before returning to his roots in Cornwall. Before joining the Perfect Stays team, Joe worked for the one and only Rick Stein at his Padstow accommodation and Seafood Restaurant, so we were delighted when Joe decided to bring some of his expertise in customer service to our team.

Erin O’Connell
Property Advisor

Erin joined our team at the end of 2017 as one of our Property Advisors, bringing her upbeat energy with her! Originally from Cambridgeshire, she moved down to Cornwall five years ago and has enjoyed exploring ever since. She loves discovering coastal walks, trying out new places to eat and drink, and experiencing the amazing local festivals on offer in Cornwall – you may even find her in fancy dress at one of these said festivals!

Simon Honey
Property Advisor

Born and bred in Cornwall, Simon is a fountain of knowledge on our Cornish coast. Having dabbled with living in sunny Australia for a couple of years, Simon returned to his roots in 2017 and joined us here at Perfect Stays (how could Australia compete with our beautiful beaches?!). Into his sports, Simon is equally happy on water and snow and when he is not planning his next trip away he can be found sampling the local food and beer.

Pippa Townley
Senior Administrator

Hailing from Southampton, Pippa studied at Plymouth University before migrating even further west to the bright shores of Cornwall, joining the Perfect Stays team in 2017. A powerhouse of positive energy and organisation, Pippa oversees the smooth running of the office, carrying out essential administration and accounting work – in effect, she’s the glue that holds the office together! When not at the gym, you can usually find Pippa in her kitchen baking her famous brownies, or planning her next snowboarding holiday.