Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Michael Ellis appointed tourism minister

12 January 2018 by
Michael Ellis appointed tourism minister

Michael Ellis has been appointed minister for arts, heritage and tourism in the latest cabinet reshuffle.

The Conservative MP for Northampton North replaces John Glen, who was only in the role for seven months. Glen, who was appointed in June 2017 following the general election, succeeded Tracey Crouch as parliamentary under-secretary at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Ellis, a former barrister, was deputy leader of the House of Commons from July 2016 until his promotion was announced on 9 January. He met with Steve Ridgway and Sally Balcombe, chairman and chief executive of VisitBritain respectively, yesterday.

Vernon Hunte, government affairs director of the British Hospitality Association (BHA), congratulated Ellis on his new role. "We look forward to working with him closely to ensure that the needs and priorities of the hospitality industry are heard loud and clear within government."

Really useful meeting with Steve Ridgway and Sally Balcombe from today and I am looking forward to championing the vitally important tourism sector.

— Michael Ellis (@Michael_Ellis1)

John Glen becomes tourism minister as Tracey Crouch not reappointed after all >>

Tracey Crouch reappointed as tourism minister >>

Videos from The Caterer archives

Are you looking for a new role? See all the current hospitality vacancies available with The Caterer Jobs

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking