Meet the team

Nicola Butler

Owner and Managing Director

Angela Tupper

Creative Director

Camilla Davidson

Experience Director

Daphne Young

Experience Designer

Nicki Thomson

Experience Designer

Ellie O’Grady

Experience Designer

Sarah-Gaines Russell

Experience Designer

Jeanette Solano

Accounts Manager

Daisy Butler

Honorary British Experience Specialist

Genevieve Huang

Experience Design Assistant

Erin Dunklee

Experience and Team Director

Bethany Fox

Experience Design Assistant

Mélissa Turchi

Experience Design Assistant

Jenni Shaw

Experience Designer

Mike Appadoo

Financial Controller

Rosie Tweedley

Experience Design Assistant

Ellen Bazley

Experience Design Assistant

Nicola Butler

Owner and 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.

Or call +44 (0) 203 051 5165

Nicola's Favourite NoteWorthy Experience

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.

Or call +44 (0) 203 051 5165

Angela's Favourite NoteWorthy Experience

Camilla Davidson

Experience 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.

Or call +44 (0) 203 051 5165

Daphne Young

Experience Designer

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.

Or call +44 (0) 203 051 5165

Nicki Thomson

Experience Designer

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.

Or call +44 (0) 203 051 5165

Nicki's Favourite NoteWorthy Experience

Ellie O’Grady

Experience Designer

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.

Or call +44 (0) 203 051 5165

Ellie's Favourite NoteWorthy Experience

Sarah-Gaines Russell

Experience Designer

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.

Or call +44 (0) 203 051 5165

Sarah-Gaines' Favourite NoteWorthy Experience

Jeanette Solano

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.

Or call +44 (0) 203 051 5165

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.

Or call +44 (0) 203 051 5165

Genevieve Huang

Experience Design 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.

Or call +44 (0) 203 051 5165

Genevieve's Favourite NoteWorthy Experience

Erin Dunklee

Experience and Team Director

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.

Or call +44 (0) 203 051 5165

Erin's Favourite NoteWorthy Experience

Bethany Fox

Experience Design Assistant

Bethany was born in Cambridgeshire but has lived all over England, studying International Tourism Management in Sheffield before joining NoteWorthy in London 2017. 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.

Or call +44 (0) 203 051 5165

Mélissa Turchi

Experience Design Assistant

A native Parisian, Mélissa now lives in London. Though she still considers Paris the most elegant city in the world, she has fallen in love with the UK and the British way of life. When she’s not busy sipping a cup of tea or eating French pastries, Mélissa enjoys exploring London with her camera, seeking out the city’s most beautiful spots.

Jenni Shaw

Experience Designer

Having been born in Scotland but raised in England by an Irish mother, Jenni has first-hand experience of much of the UK and Ireland. A brief childhood stint in Paris rounds out her knowledge of NoteWorthy's prime destinations. Now resident in London, Jenni has worked for various luxury hotel and travel companies based in and around the city. When not in the office, Jenni enjoys early morning spin classes, cooking and family dog walks.

Mike Appadoo

Financial Controller

A qualified accountant with over 20 years of professional experience, Mike has worked as a Financial Controller for businesses of various sizes, including two FTSE 100 companies. A fluent French speaker, his work has taken him through both Europe and Africa. Outside work, Mike enjoys catching up with Liverpool Football Club’s latest matches and news.

Rosie Tweedley

Experience Design Assistant

Lifelong Londoner Rosie has spent many years working in the hospitality sector, including successive seasons managing luxury chalets in the French Alps. When she’s not working, Rosie likes to make the most of her city, exploring new bar and restaurant openings along with the latest art exhibitions.

Ellen Bazley

Experience Design Assistant

Born and raised in southwest England, Ellen has travelled extensively around both the UK and Ireland, although she still feels most at home somewhere between the Georgian city of Bath and the rugged Cornish coast. A graduate in Classics from the University of Oxford, Ellen now lives in London. Outside work, she enjoys fringe theatre and exploring her adopted city’s newest restaurants.

Testimonials