Tuesday July 7, 2020

We started the business debt-free and we are still debt-free. We’ll take all the cash we generate and put it back into the business

David Collins and his business partner, David Byrne, launched Great National Hotels and Resorts in the teeth of the last recession. Almost a decade on, they’re not just surviving, but thriving

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

21st October, 2018
David Collins Pic: Alan Place

CV: David Collins

Role: co-founder of Great National Hotels and Resorts


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