Current members of the Executive Council of the National Campaign for Courtesy:
Peter G Foot
Chairman (Due to ill-health, Peter is standing down as Chairman)
Peter started his working life with eleven years employed by London-based advertising agencies, taking courses in graphic reproduction, copy-writing, typography and design. Achieving promotion to Production Manager and Account Executive roles, he handled the Hotpoint, National Coal Board, Pyrex and Playtex advertising. He became self-employed journalist in the sixties, reviewing shows and interviewing the stars of the day for his own local Kingston press show business column. For the next thirty years he ran his own theatrical agency and artiste management business, handling the careers for many leading stars. This led him into concert tour promotion and producing summer season shows throughout the UK and Jersey (even taking America’s Guy Mitchell back to the London Palladium). He then devoted the 1990 and 2000 decades into producing and editing his Encore monthly magazine for the theatre show marketplace. Highlights included staging the Encore Annual Theatre Awards Lunches, Show Talk Exhibitions and a Talking Theatre Reception for MPs and theatre leaders at the Houses of Parliament.
Vice-Chairman, web site and social media
Robert Zarywacz established pleaseandthanks.co.uk to promote the value of courtesy in the business world, drawing on his experience of monitoring customer service with British Airways. He has also developed the courteous town programme for the National Campaign for Courtesy and manages the campaign web site. As @robertz he is an experienced copywriter, journalist and PR, offering these services at pressme.co.uk and z2z.com.
Treasurer and membership secretary
Born 1961 in West Wickham, Kent, to a medical secretary and research scientist (Fay and Terry Hall). Educated Beckenham Grammar School and then Croydon College studying Political Sociology 1978-1981.
Liz joined travel trade in 1981 and has worked in that field ever since – initially for other companies but has run her own business since the 1990s specialising in travel for medical professionals. www.medicalflightline.com.
Liz has been widowed twice and has now relocated to Herefordshire with her partner. She has one daughter and one granddaughter. Her interests are mainly theatre and cooking and she is a passionate advocate of using local produce and supporting UK farmers.
Councillor and public transport spokesperson
Vanessa’s career has been in musical theatre. As a professional singer, dancer and actress she has toured all over the UK including the West End in London. Currently working as a tour director means lots of travelling on all forms of public transport, including cruise ships, and qualifies her to be our public transport spokesperson.
Anne retired from the BBC Light Entertainment Radio Department, having worked for nearly 40 years as a production assistant. Her credits include variety programmes starring Bob Hope, Benny Hill, Max Bygraves, Morecambe & Wise, Bob Monkhouse, David Jason, Ken Dodd and Roy Hudd. Her credits also include the programmes ‘Week Ending’, ‘The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ and ‘The Last Goon Show of All’.
She enjoyed her role as PA and ‘scorer’ in ‘Just a Minute’, ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue’ and the radio version of ‘They Think It’s All Over’.
Her freelance work includes working on the BBC programmes ‘Sing Something Simple’ and ‘Brain of Britain’.
Paul is founder of The Great Sportsmanship Programme, an innovative education programme that boosts better behaviour and literacy via true 2 minute inspirational stories about sportsmanship. Paul is also a best-selling marketing author with 6 books in 7 languages. His simple SOSTAC ® Planning system is used around the world. His digital marketing training programmes both entertain and boost results.
Councillor / PR Officer
Mary Zoeller began her career in public relations for the entertainment industry promoting shows and stars from across the globe. She set up a PR and design consultancy in 1998 working with a wide range of clients ranging from local to national organisations. In 2012 she launched her own public relations company combining fee-paying work with mentoring and voluntary roles and enjoys working with a number of different clients in the private, public and charity sector.