Kevin Bunch

New Client Relations

Kevin is the newest member of our team and we’re so delighted to have him on board. Born in Birmingham, he studied Travel & Tourism in his home city, before heading off travelling for a few weeks. 12 years later (!), Kevin returned and made his home in South Wales where he still resides with his long-term partner Louise, and 17-year-old daughter Ffion.

Kevin set up his own poetry writing company in 2018 which offers bespoke poems for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries but now specialises in writing wedding speeches and wedding vows – all in rhyme! Although new to the company as an employee, his connection with Go Beyond stretches back a long way. We have used his services to provide poems for many of our guests over the years and has also contributed to some of our promotional video work. His friendship with co-directors Ian, Anna and Neil stretches back to the early 1990’s and he has been a huge advocate of our work ever since the days of Go Provence. Kevin has always championed us and the work we do, even joining us on Zoom calls with some of our guests! So, when we were looking for someone to join our ranks, with our knowledge of him as a person, his background in tourism and just being an all-round nice guy, we were delighted when he accepted our offer!

When Kevin’s not working he loves nothing more than spending days with his partner, daughter and their rescue greyhound Flo-Jo. He is a former DJ so loves his music and is also the most fanatical Aston Villa supporter on the planet!

A Few Questions to Kevin Bunch

What motivates and inspires you?

My motivation is 100% working in environments that please my aesthetic. The notion of ‘find a job that you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life’ resonates with me greatly! Therefore, when I find something I love doing, that’s all the motivation I need.

As for what inspires me? Well, in short, words do. I’ll hear great words or lines or passages and instantly write them down for reference. Words in music especially. Oh, to be a songwriter and have thousands of people at concerts bellow your lyrics out like their life depends on them…… one day maybe?

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What are your strengths?

People commend me on my cheery personality, my communication skills and timekeeping. I’ll check my phone or emails relentlessly in case I’ve missed an important message, and you’ll never find me late for anything. I’d rather be ten minutes early than ten seconds late!

What about your weaknesses, where do you need support?

Well, my partner would say it’s checking my phone and emails relentlessly and being early for everything! But in truth, I’m always seeking clarification that I’m doing things well and contributing, where I should instead be having more belief in my own actions.

What is the highlight of working for Go Beyond Holidays?

Although new to this role, I have been involved with Go Beyond for a number of years in a behind-the-scenes, supporting cast. Many guests will have received welcome or thank you cards of which I have penned poems within, and the feedback I receive makes me so happy.

Do you have any personal ambitions?

I guess now I’ve hit half a century, my personal ambitions and aspirations are fewer than once were and playing in goal for England at Wembley in a World Cup Final probably isn’t going to happen now! I always fancied being on Desert Island Discs though and I also love to skip, however I still don’t look as cool as I thought I would in doing so. Therefore, a definite ambition of mine is to be able to skip like a world champion boxer!Finally, if you were set adrift on a desert island which three albums, three films, three books and one luxury would you take?

Albums: Wild Wood, Paul Weller. Abbey Road, The Beatles. The Best of Chas ‘n’ Dave.

Films: Saving Mr. Banks, Pride, Life Itself.

Books: Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaarder. The Godfather, Mario Puzo. I Wanna Be Yours, Dr. John Cooper Clarke.

Luxury: A skipping rope!

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