Meet the Team

Richard Clowes

Richard Clowes

Director

Richard has arranged internship placements in China since 2000.

His work has taken him to many of China’s major cities including Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Over the last 15 years he’s developed an outstanding network of placements for students and graduates.

Now Richard enjoys offering other people the chance to experience Chinese culture for themselves while being part of China’s exciting development.

He spends his free time taking part in triathlons, kayaking, sailing and improving his photography.

Kay Xu

Kay Xu

Operations Director

Kay is originally from Gansu in North West China and moved to Shanghai in 2004, after completing her Master’s degree in Birmingham, UK. She has been involved in arranging internships for foreign people in China for over a decade.

Travelling and working in 16 countries, including UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands and South Africa, has given Kay a unique insight into many different cultures which helps her work with our international students and graduates.

Our placement interns love Kay’s ability to help them thrive in China’s fast paced cities. Kay loves travel, literature, and music. Keeping fit by playing tennis and doing yoga are an important part of her life.

Anastasia Murphy

Anastasia Murphy

Marketing Executive

Anastasia studied BA (Hons) International Event Management at the University of Brighton.

She completed her university placement year as an Events Coordinator in an international 4* hotel chain. She also has extensive experience working for a specialist events management company in Sussex and has spent many summers living and working abroad.

Anastasia is also a Formula 1 fanatic and loves water sports, skiing and being by the sea!

Hayley Wells

Hayley Wells

Administration & Marketing Executive

Hayley studied BSc (Hons) Marketing at the University of Brighton.

She also has experience in customer service, including working in the hospitality industry as a Receptionist at the 4 Star Ashford International hotel. 

Hayley understands the value of placement years, having studied and taken on a placement herself. Hayley has also been involved in voluntary group projects with other students, compiling events that provide opportunity for individuals to share great ideas through presentations, speeches, and creative performances.

 

Got a Question? Contact us Find out more

We are here to answer your questions. Send us a message or call us on +44 (0)1273 710569.

We have placements available at some of the world’s most prestigious hotels.

Sheraton
Sofitel Luxury Hotels
Marriot
Tonino Lamborghini

Jason Billam - Plymouth University

“I wanted to personally thank you for all the help you've given me the last few months, and for allowing me to have this fantastic opportunity.”

Jason Billam - Plymouth University

"Thank you very much for everything, you found the internship I really wanted."

Gabriela Arevalo, Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)

“I arrived at the Sheraton hotel and there are no words to describe how amazing this place is and how well they treat me. I hope my work here makes up for the good treatment I get!”

Alex Smarsch - Oxford Brookes University

"I would really like to thank you for being so involved in finding my internship. It was a great thing to discover your program."

Marko Djukic - Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland 

Jason Billam - Plymouth University

“I have always wanted to travel with my work, and experience different cultures and lifestyles. China is now a place with so much to offer due to its phenomenal growth in the last few decades.”

Jason Billam - Plymouth University

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