Visit Exmoor Achieve Community Interest Company Status


Today is a landmark day for Visit Exmoor who are the unified organisation representing the visitor economy across the Greater Exmoor area. Visit Exmoor have been on a journey over the last 3 years to grow, professionalise and transition to become a sustainable organisation to brand, promote and support our area and visitor economy businesses into the future.

On the 1st. July 2022, Visit Exmoor will begin trading as incorporated Community Interest Company (CIC).  A CIC is a limited company with special additional features created for organisations who want to use their surplus to achieve social objectives and community good and not for private advantage.

This strategic step demonstrates Visit Exmoor’s commitment to our area businesses, our passion for he the visitor economy across the Greater Exmoor area, and the phenomenal experience that we collectively offer to visitors.

Emma Thomasson, CEO for Visit Exmoor comments, “This is an exciting day for Visit Exmoor, for our visitor economy and all the remarkable businesses that we represent.  Our transformation to a Community Interest Company demonstrates our standing and our commitment to our purpose as the unified visitor economy partner for the area.  This marks the cumulation of our teams strategic focus on growth and organisational sustainability over the past 3 years, it also demonstrates the strength and uniqueness of the brand and the very special visitor offering and natural assets that we are proud to represent.”

Visit Exmoor would like to give massive thanks to our members, partners, area stakeholders and supporters that have supported our vision over the last 3 years as we have worked this milestone. We are proud of what we have achieved and look forward to continuing our development alongside our membership and stakeholders.

For media enquiries contact:

Aisha Elliott
Marketing, Visit Exmoor

Pictured: Robin Barker (Chairman, Visit Exmoor),  Emma Thomasson (CEO, Visit Exmoor), Max Lawrence (Treasurer, Visit Exmoor).

Credit: Nick Williams.

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