Emerald VIP Services extends Board and ownership base

Shannon Chamber is delighted to note that member company, Emerald VIP Services (Holdings) Ltd, the Irish based concierge, executive transportation, travel and
aviation services provider, has added Keith Wood to  its leadership Board as a co-owner/
investor.

A former competitor in our annual golf Classic, Keith has worked with a number of large global brands providing expertise in sponsorship, strategy and marketing implementation. He joins existing Emerald VIP owners, Peter Costelloe, Steve Gulvin
and David Best, and will advise on Emerald’s growth strategy, which includes expanding Emerald’s rapidly growing business across new geographies and services including AirportGateway, the global airport meet and assist business.

Keith is a former captain of the Irish, British & Irish Lions, Munster, Harlequins & Garryowen Rugby Teams. He is also co-owner of W2 Consulting which provides a wide range of consultative assignments in Ireland and the UK to a broad range of businesses including SME’s, Multinationals, Statutory Agencies, National Governing Bodies, professional sports bodies and community organisations.

Peter Costelloe, Emerald VIP’s founder, commented: “The past 24 months has seen a significant overhaul of our leadership team with the arrival of Steve in 2014 and David in 2016. Emerald is now a global provider of concierge services and we felt the time was now right to increase the experience at board level. Keith’s knowledge of sports marketing, brand engagement, strategic planning and sponsorship management will significantly benefit our overall expansion plans.”

Keith commented: “I have been following the growth of Emerald with great interest over the past couple of years It’s an exciting company led by a dynamic management team whose offerings include its innovative AirportGateway one stop airport meet and greet service. I am delighted to come on board and assist with their strategic direction.”

Keith holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Limerick for services to Sport and was the inaugural winner of the IRB World Player of the Year in 2001. He is a Patron of Special Olympics, Chair of the Healthy Ireland Council and Patron of the UNESCO Chair for Inclusive Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness in Tralee IT. His business interests include ORRECO, a Bio-marker Data analysis company for elite athletes, and Spin South West, a regional radio station.

Emerald VIP Services Holdings operates in six country locations; Ireland, UK, South Africa, France, Australia and Thailand. Emerald VIP Services also provides meet and assist services at 90 airports across their country network through its sister entity Airport Gateway® (www.airportgateway.aero).

About Emerald VIP Services
Founded in 2011, Emerald VIP Services is an Irish based global concierge, executive
transportation and aviation services provider with offices in Europe, Africa and Asia. It also provides Airport VIP meet & greet services, Helicopter transfers, Golfing packages and Luxury Yacht cruises.

For more information on Emerald VIP Services, please visit www.emeraldvipservices.com

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