All the advice, strategy and delivery is provided by our very experienced team of tourism professional associates who know & understand the tourism industry inside-out!
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About the HDC Team

HDC is an international heritage interpretation and tourism destination consulting firm based in the UK with associate offices in North and South America.

We are a team of high calibre associate heritage interpretation and destination tourism consultants who come together to work on multi-faceted heritage interpretation and tourism development projects around the world.

Every member of our team is a highly regarded, and qualified expert within their chosen field, and each benefits from international commercial and management experience across a broad spectrum of cultural and environmental heritage interpretation and tourism development projects.


Crispian Emberson

HDC Heritage Interpretation & Destination Management Expert

Crispian Emberson is founder and driving force behind HDC. He is a highly trained and fully qualified heritage interpretation and heritage destination tourism expert with over 25 years experience.

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Dr John Veverka

HDC Heritage Interpretation Expert

Internationally renowned author of “Interpretive Master Planning”, Professor John Veverka is with out doubt the worlds leading heritage interpretation expert.

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Dr David Wood

HDC's Hospitality Catering & Training Expert

Renowned around the world, David experience spans both the operation and learning within the hospitality, catering, leisure and tourism industries.

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Dr Cathy Guthrie

HDC's Tourism Research Expert

Cathy has recently completed and been awarded a PhD, based on her research into visitor experience and its impact on destination image...

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Jason Borthwick

Sustainable Tourism

Jason has spent the last 12 years acquiring a range of skills and using his imagination and vision to drive forward a varied selection of sustainable tourism projects.

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Beatriz Román Alzérreca

Tourism Development

Beatriz is an independent tourism consultant with eight years of experience working in Europe and Latin America.

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Steve Tomlinson

Illustrator & Graphic Designer

Steve is one of our talented artists. He has worked in a wide range of interpretive media, including – illustration, leaflet and panel design, exhibition and display design, written exhibition content.

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Kris Philips

Web Design and SEO

Kris Philips is our very talented web guru!

Not only does Kris have a real flair for website design, he also has an unrivaled understanding of e-marketing, search engine optimization (SEO) and web ranking. So not only does he create great looking websites, he creates good looking websites that work and are totally optimized!

Nicky Twycross

Accounts Executive

Nicky is the person looks after much of the HDC accounts administration and is the person who chases you when you are late paying the bill!

Alan Young


Alan is our brilliant engineer in charge fabrication and installations.

Professor Pablo Ramirez

Franz Shirmer

Lyn Woods

Richard Allen

Joanne Kim

HDC Partner in South Korea

Rami Sajdi

HDC Partner in Jordan

Romina Lemos

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