Tom Marchant - Co-Founder & CEO - The Black Tomato Group

Tom Marchant is an entrepreneur known for launching some of the fastest growing, award-winning brands in the travel and lifestyle sector. He is owner and co-founder The Black Tomato Group, parent company of the award winning travel brands Black Tomato, Beach Tomato and Epic Tomato.  

Since its launch, the group has grown to become known as one of the leading experts in the world on luxury travel and lifestyle services and caters to the travel needs of a globally located discerning client base. The group is responsible for organising exceptional travel experiences for customers around the world, both in the private and corporate sectors, with the group responsible for the travel and services provision to leading blue chip companies. Along with travel services, the group also publishes content across award-winning sites such as Pinch Magazine and Beach Tomato. The group also has a Creative Services Agency which provides marketing, branding and content strategy services to destinations and leading luxury brands around the world. 

As founder, Tom works on the group’s business development, marketing and creative strategies and regularly writes and talks on
trends and the future of the luxury travel and lifestyle industries at conferences around the world. 

Tom was named young entrepreneur of the year by the British Travel Industry Hall of Fame and has been identified by publications such as The Observer, Wallpaper Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, Travel & Leisure, Forbes, Esquire and GQ as a leader in shaping the future of the lifestyle and luxury industries. In 2015 he was named a firestarter by Google, speaking at the 'think with google' firestarter event in New York. 

Tom is a member of Travel & Leisure Magazine's Travel Advisory Board, a board made up of leading experts in the global travel industry. He is also a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Travel Advisory Board.