The Big Interview: Tom Walsh, chief executive and co-founder of Staycity

Tom Walsh’s Staycity property in York was where Britain’s ‘patient zero’ of the Covid-19 outbreak was identified in January 2020. Since then, his remarkably successful travel enterprise, which began when he and his wife let out their apartment in Temple Bar, has survived the crisis and outperformed many of its peers

8th August, 2021
The Big Interview: Tom Walsh, chief executive and co-founder of Staycity
Tom Walsh, co-founder of Staycity: ‘One of the first things we did with our staff was say: ‘anyone who’s feeling uneasy, get out of here, we won’t dock salary and don’t feel you have to stay on the front line.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

In brief

Name: Tom Walsh

Role: chief executive and co-founder of Staycity

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