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About Us

Ali Powell

Founder and CEO

It was love at first sight on a school trip to the magnificent Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong – from the minute she walked in the door to checking out.

Over 25 years, Ali has found out exactly what it takes to create fantastic end-to-end experiences for customers, that make businesses succeed.

She has a proven track record in diagnosing issues, helping businesses understand what great looks like for them, and set out a path to maximise both people and commercial acceleration, for transformational growth.

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Ali’s experience covers the international hospitality sector with a focus of hotels and retirement living.

She has held senior leadership positions in Commercial Growth; Marketing, Sales; Strategic Planning; Pricing; Customer Experience; Trends & Innovation and Revenue Optimisation at Hilton, InterContinental Hotels Group, Premier Inn, and PegasusLife.

Her last corporate roles was Chief Commercial Officer. She is a regular public speaker at hospitality, sales and marketing events and has won several awards:

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Founder and CEO

Ali founded her own hospitality and leisure business growth consultancy, Commercial Acceleration.

Her experience is broad and deep, and has helped new hospitality business launch into the market, and others to scale-up successfully, securing millions of additional income and profitability

She has a huge network from her 25 years’ experience in the UK and international hospitality market

Our Values

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Ali Powel best business growth accelerator 2021
Ali Powell Best Business Growth Accelerator & Best Business Growth CEO2021
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Business Woman Of The Year, Retail and Consumer 2017

Commercial Acceleration marketing society winner 2017

Marketing Society Excellence, Building Customer Relationships 2017

Commercial Acceleration TRICAPA

Turnaround of the Decade

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CX 22nd Influencer

She has held senior leadership positions in Strategic Planning, Marketing, Sales and Revenue Optimisation at Hilton, InterContinental Hotels Group, Premier Inn, Fitness First, Royal Mail, PegasusLife. Her last corporate role was as Chief Commercial Officer for a private equity company.

Her experience is broad and deep, and has helped stagnating clients turnaround businesses, find new and steady revenue streams, generate millions of additional income and put millions on their profit margins.

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All businesses are made up of people, and all businesses are selling to people, there can be challenges in authentic leadership, internal staff issues from lack of confidence or assertiveness to aggressive behaviour and discrimination,

Ali grasps these interpersonal challenges and expertly converts them into enriching, educational opportunities, supporting others through their own professional development and improving work-life balance.

Helping people to rise and thrive is a genuine pleasure for Ali, and she sees offering coaching and mentoring as an extension of her experience and skill set.

Because Ali enjoys making a difference and adding value to the business world, it is a natural ‘next step’ to start her own consultancy.

A smart thinking provider that delivers on its promise to maximise potential – and done so in Ali’s own unique fun-loving style.

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