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Personal Details

Name:Cathy Guthrie - FTMI
Tel:01467 620769

Current Roles and Responsibilities

Job Title:Consultant
Organisation:Cathy Guthrie Associates


Self employed consultant working on contracts relating to continuing professional development (CPD), arts & events management, touring arts forum development, development and provision of online training, tourism development appraisal and options, and visitor services provision.

Cathy is a Fellow of TMI, has been Hon. Secretary since 2001, and was President in 2000-2001. She has also served as Regional Rep for the North East and as Membership Secretary.


Strategy/Policy, Destination marketing, Tourism training, Research

Experience and Expertise


Project Management/Co-ordination across a range of projects and fields: touring arts, company formation and structural change, higher education curriculum projects, professional development events and study tours. Â Particular highlights include development of partnership leading to postgraduate qualifications in destination management, development of VocMat curriculum for the European tourism industry, developing Darlington Orange Festival and Haddo Arts Festival.

Strategy & Planning: TMI business and development plans, Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Darlington Borough Council tourism strategy, volunteer fundraising

Research: Client projects include business development options appraisal, tourism and tourist information service audits; PhD using qualitative research to understand visitor destination experience; MSc research into ICT and TICs; event feedback surveys

Training/mentoring: Devised and delivered training programmes, workshops and events for TMI, VocMat, Darlington & Hambleton Councils; mentoring support to learners on TMI and VocMat educational programmes; facilitator for Voluntary Arts Scotland


Destination strategy, Project management, Partnerships, Visitor services, Tourism skills, Professional development, Events management

Willing to Share

  • By phone
  • By email
  • As speaker at conferences/workshops
  • As guest lecturer/speaker
  • By contributing to case study development
  • Contact via TMI Hon Sec