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May 25th 2020

In this blog article Pamela Carvell shares her views on how marketing will change due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and she includes views of fellow Hotel Marketing Association colleagues.

May 24th 2020

In Pamela Carvell's blog article she shares top tips for achieving and maintaining optimal wellbeing, during these very strange times. 

May 23rd 2020

In this recent blog article Pamela Carvell shares advice on working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

May 22nd 2020

Pamela Carvell has stepped down from the board of Scottish Orienteering, after completing  a three year tenure as its first Independent Director.



December 3rd 2019

Pamela Carvell has teamed up with Andrea McKay to launch a Workplace Wellness Programme aimed at the hospitality industry. The programme consists of 6 modules, each lasting 3 hours, which can be delivered to up to 20 team members at one time. The topics of the modules are: Happiness, Communications, Healthy Eating, Time Management, Calmness and Managing Change.

For more inforamtion contact Pamela on inspiremeplease2@aol.com

November 10th 2019

Pamela Carvell has recently qualified as a Nutrition Adviser, and also passed modules in Weight Managment and Sports Nutrition. She has been passionate about healthy eating since a teenager and now has plans to use her NLP skills with her nutrition knowledge to inspire others.

November 10th 2019

A few months ago I asked myself the question 'What does my life mean?'. This is a very different question to 'What is the meaning of life?'. It's about YOU and the impact you have on others and their lives, and ultimately on this wonderful plant that we all share.

I hope this blog article helps you reflect on this......

November 13th 2018

Change is an inevitable part of life. And, for the first 16 or so years of a human’s life change tends to happen TO us, whether this is nature changing us from babies to teenagers or parents dictating where we live, what we eat, and how we spend our time. So, one of the biggest challenges of growing up and becoming an adult is both managing the changes that happen to us and actually instigating the changes that we want in our lives. 

Read more

September 24th 2018

Pamela Carvell is delighted to be able to offer consultations in NLP & hypnotherapy at the prestigious Henley Clinic, with immediate effect. For more information either call the clinic on 01491 573344 or email Pamela at inspiremeplease2@aol.com

June 14th 2018

The National Hotel Marketing Conference will take place Thursday 5th July at the Hilton Hotel at St George's Park near Burton on Trent. It is a must-attend event for anyone involved in hotel marketing in the UK. Full programme here. Pamela Carvell is chairing the conference.

June 1st 2018

We all have the capability within us to be happy whenever and wherever we want. Simply observe a child to realise how true this is. But with the stresses of adulthood we need to learn techniques to make this possible, and understand the power of certain situations to facilitate this. As a keen football fan I consider the power of the football chant in making people happy: and other techniques of course!

Read the full article

April 27th 2018

Quirky Antiques will be on Stand A53 At Living North Live at Newcastle Racecourse 11-13th May 2018.

On display and for sale will be a variety of items: upcycled vintage furniture, vintage collectables, Art Deco items, vintage china and glass, and of course quirky antiques.

March 28th 2018

The winners of the 2018 HMA Hotel Marketing Awards were announced 20th March in a fun evening at the prestigious W Hotel in London'd Leicester Square. This made me reflect upon the history of the awards and their value.

March 12th 2018

'If you want to solve a problem, DON'T think about it' is the title of the latest blog article from Pamela Carvell.

March 1st 2018

Some Marketers still think Content is King. Some Marketers think that Twitter and Facebook have peaked in popularity. I believe that Engagment is King, regardless of which Social Media channel you use - especially if you are an indpendent hotel or small business.

Read more in this latest blog article.

February 28th 2018

Up-Cycled Vintage furniture is now available for sale through the Shop that sits within the Quirky Antiques Facebook Page

February 27th 2018

'Inspiration beats Motivation!' is the title of my latest blog article. Read the full article here

January 25th 2018

The latest blog article by Pamela Carvell examines the importance of advertising straplines.

May 31st 2017

A range of Inspirational Modules (aka mini-training courses!) has been launched by Pamela Carvell. They are aimed at changing people's thinking, to in turn change their behaviour, in a fun, intense way. Five modules have been launched initially, lasting 1.5 hours each, and being suitable for up to 10 participants.

May 30th 2017

Pamela Carvell will be chairing the National Hotel Marketing Conference, which takes place Thursday 13th July at the Hilton at St. George's Park. The initial line-up of speakers & seminars has been announced.


May 8th 2017

The late Richard Carlson wrote a great book called 'Stop Thinking. Start Living' which I have read many times. I have always believed that your thoughts are a self-fulfilling prophesy. This article summarises my views on the perils of overthinking things and the importance of 'switching off'


March 29th 2017

Established over 20 years ago the Hotel Marketing Association's Hotel Marketing Awards were celebrated, with announcement of this year's winners, at the W Hotel London 28th March 2017

January 25th 2017

Thoughts on New Year Resolutions....before it's too late! Use some NLP techniques to improve your success rate. Positive and useful advice from Pamela Carvell.


January 19th 2017

Pamela Carvell has launched a Lifestyle & Healthy Eating Blog to share her views on how to live a happy, healthy life. Passionate about healthy eating since her teens, she is a glowing example of what keeping fit and eating well can do for the mind and body! As a long-standing practitioner of NLP her life moto is 'mind over matter'.


January 29th 2016

The 10th National Hotel Marketing Conference will take place Thursday 12th May 2016 at St George's Park, chaired by Pamela Carvell, President of the Hotel Marketing Association. www.hotelmarketing.org.uk

November 13th 2014

Pamela Carvell launched the Hotel Marketing Association Hotel Marketing Awards 21 years ago! Entries are now being accepted for this year's awards and the process is completely on-line and completely free! The deadline is Weds 19th November 5pm. Full info www.hotelmarketingassociation.com

April 18th 2014

Pam Carvell has just re-opened her Quirky Antiques popupshop at 34 Lochbay, Isle of Skye til 27th April 2014.

October 16th 2013

Pam Carvell's popupshop at Lochbay, on the Isle of Skye, selling Quirky Antiques is open for just 4 more days in 2013, with Saturday 19Oct being the final day.

October 4th 2013

Pamela Carvell is opening her popupshop at Lochbay on the Isle of Skye, selling quirky antiques & vintage collectables, for 2 weeks from 7th October 2013. The shop is open 10am- 4pm daily, except Sun & Mon. Visit @quirkyantiques on Twitter for photos of some of the items in stock. Email inspiremeplease2@aol.com for more information.

September 12th 2013

Pamela Carvell will participate in a panel discussion about the leisure market at this year's Hotel Insight Forum, organised by BDRC Continental on 6th November 2013.

September 12th 2013

The UK Hotel Marketing Association is celebrating the 20th year of their Hotel Marketing Awards. The deadline for entries is 15th November 2013 and winners will be announced at the Christmas Lunch at London's Savoy Hotel on 16th Dec. Full details www.hotelmarketingassociation.com

September 10th 2013

Following the success of the popupshop in June & July, selling Victorian, Art Deco & vintage items to locals & tourists alike, Pamela Carvell has announced opening dates for October & November 2013. Based at her home Egroeg, 34 Lochbay, Waternish, Isle of Skye, the shop will open from 7th - 19th October so that it is open for the Highlands & Glasgow half-term.