About Us

Douglas Grant formed Douglas Grant Associates in 1998 following
20 years focused on the hospitality and property sectors. His career includes working for major international companies in commercial, consultancy, and deal orientated roles as detailed below.
Since establishing DGA he has developed a proven track record of working with investors and operators in developing their businesses.

Summary Career Profile:
• Nomura International plc (The Principal Finance Group)
- Industry Specialist
• Phoenix Inns & Wizard Inns (Nomura owned property businesses)
- Asset Management role on behalf of the owner (Commercial Director)
and member of deal teams
• Horwath & Horwath (Consulting) Ltd - Senior Consultant
• Gleneagles plc (New Piccadilly Hotel) - Sales & Marketing Manager
• Inter Continental Hotels / Grand Metropolitan
- Front Office, Sales & Marketing, Duty Management
• Forte plc - Catering experience & UK Hotel Business Development
• Hilton Hotels - Front Office

Language ability:
• Portuguese, Spanish and French

Qualifications and industry affiliations include:
• BSc (Hons) University of Surrey, Hotel, Catering & Tourism Admin.
• Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM)
• Member, Institute of Hospitality
• Member, The Executive Network
• Member, Institute of Directors

Previous Board Experience:
• Supervisory Board, Jalta Hotel
• Management Board, Phoenix Inns
• He is also an Associate member of Hotel Investment
• Advisors and Anabol Consulting



Gillian Grant is a University of Exeter graduate in Spanish and French (BA Hons) with a career background in international banking including three years at the Bank of New York as a Credit Analyst and Marketing Officer.


Her roles included market and financial analysis for commercial clients (various industry sectors) and financial institutions for submission of loan proposals seeking Credit Committee approval. Gillian supports the business in market research and administration.


When specific projects require additional resource or specific expertise, DGA works closely with qualified and reputable Associates, all with in depth industry specific experience.


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