Meet the team

Nicola Butler

Managing Director

Sally Strange

Client Services Director

Angela Tupper

Creative Director

Camilla Davidson

Planning Director

Daphne Young

Experience Specialist

Nicki Thomson

British Experience Specialist

Ellie O’Grady

Executive Planner

Sarah-Gaines Russell

Executive Planner

Jeanette Solano

Office & Accounts Manager

Daisy Butler

Honorary British Experience Specialist

Genevieve Huang

Executive Team Assistant

Erin Dunklee

Team Manager

Luísea Nic Lochlainn

Irish Experience Specialist

Bethany Fox

Executive Team Assistant

Nicola Butler

Managing Director

Originally from Cambridgeshire and with 19 years of experience in managing high-end live events, Nicola is a true expert in her field and is ideally talented to develop and lead the range of extraordinary experiences delivered by the NoteWorthy team.

Since joining NoteWorthy, Nicola has been personally recognised three years in a row as a Travel + Leisure ‘A-List Travel Advisor’, Condé Nast Traveler Top ‘Travel Specialist for Great Britain & Ireland’ and has previously led the team to win Virtuoso’s coveted ‘Best Destination Specialist’ award.

Nicola designs and develops bespoke NoteWorthy programmes across Great Britain, Ireland, Paris and Normandy. She introduces guests to her friends and contacts, from hosting whiskey tastings in a private ‘shebeen’ through to flower arranging in a stately home. Some of Nicola’s most notable programmes have included escorting clients to dine with A-list celebrities, taking guests behind the scenes at St. Paul’s Cathedral, staying in private castles in Ireland and Scotland, flying 16 guests by helicopter to a private estate in Norfolk, and escorting families behind the scenes during the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Before joining NoteWorthy, Nicola worked with the country’s finest venues and events providers, including the Athenaeum Hotel, Royal Ascot, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Churchill War Rooms, the London 2012 Olympics and has arranged gigs for A-list musicians such as Rod Stewart.

Nicola became the proud owner of NoteWorthy in 2014.

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Sally Strange

Client Services Director

Sally is a previous winner of the prestigious Blue Badge Guide of the Year Award and an immensely popular member of our team. She spends her time developing new programmes responding to clients’ dreams and industry trends, as well as leading tours that exemplify the very best of British heritage. Sally believes the secret of great guiding lies in good storytelling, which she combines with her passion for art, history and all things associated with the Royal Family. Her enthusiasm and energy is infectious, making her the perfect guide for families and couples.

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Angela Tupper

Creative Director

Born and raised in the rural British county of West Sussex — known for its chocolate-box cottages and neat cricket greens — Angela has an in-depth knowledge of traditional British countryside pursuits and experiences. As a former sales and marketing director for some of the country’s best known hospitality companies, she has worked with many high-end British brands including the Royal Opera House, Jamie Oliver and the Gherkin. When not in the office, Angela works through her list of the best places to eat and drink in London, plays lacrosse for one of London’s leading clubs and rides her horse in West Sussex.

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Camilla Davidson

Planning Director

Born in Scotland and brought up in Gloucestershire, Camilla joined NoteWorthy from one of London’s most prestigious event companies. She has over 10 years of experience working with stately homes, Royal palaces and castles, making her a supremely efficient Planning Director. When not in the office, Camilla enjoys dining at the smartest new restaurants — using her industry contacts to open all sorts of basement doors to our clients. Camilla has been awarded Top Travel Specialist for Scotland by Condé Nast Traveller in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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Daphne Young

Experience Specialist

Daphne is a NoteWorthy veteran, having been with the company for more than 20 years. Her understanding of British culture and history is unparalleled, with a specialism in arranging hard-to-come-by experiences, from last minute ballet tickets to private dinners at stately homes. Her favourite venue is the Waterloo Chamber at Windsor Castle. Outside of work, Daphne loves nothing more than to flex her green fingers.

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Nicki Thomson

British Experience Specialist

Nicki was born and raised in Berkshire, near Windsor Castle, and has spent the last 12 years working in high-end hotels and historical venues. Nicki specialises in creating experiences and managing events in the beautiful English countryside, with destinations including Highclere Castle and the Cotswolds. Away from the office, Nicki spends time with her child and horses, as well as being a keen marathon runner.

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Ellie O’Grady

Executive Planner

Ellie is from Kent, also known as the ‘Garden of England’. She is a fluent Spanish speaker with a broad knowledge of luxury travel and experiences. Away from the office, Ellie brunches with friends and visits the latest restaurant and bar openings in the capital. She enjoys spending time with family and friends in Kent and the Cotswolds.

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Sarah-Gaines Russell

Executive Planner

Sarah-Gaines was born and raised in the southern United States. Before moving to London, she studied Hospitality Management at the University of Mississippi. When not in the office, Sarah-Gaines tours the city on foot to explore the warren of streets and alleyways that make London such an interesting place to be.

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Jeanette Solano

Office & Accounts Manager

Jeanette joined NoteWorthy from a ‘Top 40’ Chartered Accountancy firm and has over 30 years’ experience. In addition to her bookkeeping and accounts role, Jeanette keeps a close eye on the team and manages all the office administration. Away from the office, Jeanette is a busy mother of three children attending university and college. When Jeanette has a few minutes to herself, she enjoys reading or tending to her garden.

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Daisy Butler

Honorary British Experience Specialist

Daisy is our resident canine companion, specialising in great British walks. She is often seen by Nicola’s side, scoping out fine views and hidden coastal paths for NoteWorthy clients. Daisy is rarely seen without a tennis ball and her favourite British sporting event is Wimbledon. She loves escorting clients by helicopter and playing football in the park with guests.

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Genevieve Huang

Executive Team Assistant

Genevieve moved to the UK from China 10 years ago. She has worked on many international projects as a cultural bridge between the EU and China including as a Mandarin speaker for the Welsh government. When not in the office Genevieve travels the UK searching out hidden gems. Her favourite weekend destinations include Bath, Oxford, Windsor and Edinburgh.

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Erin Dunklee

Team Manager

Born and raised in the Pacific northwest of the United States, Erin has lived in five major city destinations around the world, working in management for leading luxury hotel companies and developing her skills to master the guest-client experience. Erin often travels the UK and Europe with her camera, taking long walks that end in meals at cozy pubs.

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Luísea Nic Lochlainn

Irish Experience Specialist

Luísea grew up in Galway on the rugged west coast of Ireland. She is now based in London, but retains strong links to her motherland, sharing her love of its cinematic scenery, world-famous heritage sites and people who love to tell stories. Her insider knowledge gives clients an in-depth perspective of this culturally vibrant, richly historied island. Luísea spends her weekends taking day trips to the historic town of Canterbury in Kent, or sinking into a rural idyll in the Cotswolds village of Bourton-on-the-Water.

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Bethany Fox

Executive Team Assistant

Bethany was born in Cambridgeshire but has lived all over England, studying International Tourism Management in Sheffield before joining NoteWorthy in London. With more than five years experience in hospitality, she was an instant fit in our world of luxury travel. In her free time, Bethany enjoys exploring the London food scene, especially picnicking in one of the capital’s leafy parks.

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