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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 as well as researching the best local restaurants!

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 and 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
Systems Manager

When she’s not working her magic on systems behind the scenes, our worldly Systems Manager is hiking through jungles in Thailand and trekking the Andes for charity. With an exceptional technical ability and years of experience behind her, Ruth’s expertise is unmatched. Mum to one son and a big-eared dog, Ruth loves spending weekends in the garden or on her motorbike.

Joe Knight
Guest Experience Manager

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 his wealth of customer service experience to our team.

Rebecca Jackson
Marketing Manager

Rebecca is our marketing guru who studied English Literature at Exeter University. After working in Oxford for several years, she returned to her Cornish hometown on the south coast. She is the calm one who brings everyone and everything together and makes it look stunning in our marketing materials. Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her Labrador puppy, family and friends, as well as reading, travelling and exploring new places to share with us all.

Ashley Sharp
Portfolio Manager

Ashley’s hometown is Manchester (United), although he has spent most of his working career in Cornwall in various sales and management roles. A real people person and family man, he loves enjoying a pint at his local and socialising with everyone. Down to earth and full of energy, Ashley looks after our properties and owners with complete proficiency and brings a wealth of customer service experience and humour to the team.

Carrie Barnes
Property Advisor

Carrie is a Cornish girl who studied Classical Literature and Civilisation at Birmingham University. After gaining considerable experience working in customer service roles, Carrie joined the team in 2018 and is a vision of enthusiasm and warmth. Her knowledge and love of Cornwall shines through in every conversation with our guests. When she’s not on the telephone, Carrie enjoys spending time cooking vegan feasts and being at home with her partner and Beagle.

Matthew Townend
Property Advisor

After growing up in London and moving around the UK for several years, Matthew finally decided to settle down in Cornwall – his favourite holiday destination. With a background in retail and tourism, he brought his calm demeanour and wonderful telephone voice to Perfect Stays. A keen traveller and dog lover, he’s always looking for new areas to explore.

Kate Giles
Property Advisor

Born and raised in North Cornwall, Kate studied Film and Television at university before embarking on a career in TV. After working as a Production Manager for ITV, she returned to Cornwall and brought her skills and experience to the tourism industry. A keen runner and traveller, Kate’s unwavering energy, enthusiasm and positivity are infectious.

Judy Thorn
Property Advisor

Originally from Surrey, Judy has brought a wealth of travel industry experience to her role at Perfect Stays. A gifted linguist, her ability to flit between English, French and German is invaluable when chatting to our guests. A keen skier and snowboarder, when she’s not teaching us meditation, Judy loves being out on the slopes or stomping along the coast path with her partner and their dog, Lola.

Lindsay Truesdale
Senior Guest Coordinator

Lindsay is our lovely bonnie lass from Scotland who has a soft spot for animals, especially dogs! She studied Fashion Design at Heriot Watt University and has worked in customer facing roles since moving to Cornwall ten years ago. Always friendly, Lindsay organises all aspects of our properties with positivity and efficiency. When she’s not in the office or dog sitting for our guests, she can be found planning her next sunshine holiday to Mexico.

Kate Dunn
Finance Officer

Joining the team in 2018, Kate is our trusty Finance Officer – a real Cornish girl at heart and a spreadsheet whizz. After living in Cyprus for three years, Kate returned to the Cornish coast to pursue a career in finance, where she now lives with her husband and three children, as well as her dog Dexter and two pet tortoises. Rarely seen without a smile on her face, Kate is a friendly member of the team and always happy to chat. A keen swimmer, when she’s not in the pool you’ll find her with her nose in a book or gearing up for her next skydive.

Sophie Hesp
Senior Marketing Assistant

After graduating from Bath Spa University with a degree in Publishing, Sophie returned to her home in Cornwall and joined the Marketing team. A fantastic writer, Sophie has revitalised the Perfect Stays blog and social media channels. Creative, hardworking and organised, she has a keen eye for photography and interiors, and when she’s not planning her next city break, loves exploring Cornwall with her friends, family and four-legged companions, Millie and Loki.

Paige-Amice Turner
Senior Portfolio Co-ordinator

After studying Business Management at Plymouth University, Paige returned home to Cornwall to pursue a career in customer service. When she’s not planning her next festival or holidaying in Ibiza, you can find Paige tucking into seafood and steak with her partner, or on long walks with her much-loved cavalier spaniels.