Denise has been in the travel industry since leaving school in 1979 and gained her qualifications whilst working at various independent travel agents in Bristol for the early part of her career. One of which was subsequently taken over by Thomas Cook, where she worked in various roles and locations until joining Chew Valley Travel (Thorntons Travel) in 2011.
For her own holidays, Denise enjoys experiencing different cultures around the world from touring India to trekking in Thailand. She has also had many enjoyable ski holidays, but has to say that her favourite place is Young Island in the Grenadines, where she got married!
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking her dog and following her daughters in their interests of golf and horses.