Meet the team

Forever Cornwall isn’t anything without the merry band of people working hard to create unforgettable Cornish escapes. Each of us is a specialist in our field and can help you, whatever you need; whether it’s a query around a booking, or you’re interested in letting through us, or even a question around marketing — we've got you covered! Contact us here.

Phil Gendall

Founder and Managing Director

Forever Cornwall started in 2009 with one modest but delightful beach house, and a passion for sharing the best of Cornwall with guests. Phil now manages a business that represents holiday homes from Port Gaverne to Penzance.

Maria Gendall


Maria was also there from the beginning when the agency was run from the kitchen table and a laptop. She knows everything there is about setting up and running a successful holiday let. These days you'll probably find her sea swimming or on the beach with the dogs.

Hannah Wilson-May

Customer Services Manager

When you book with Forever Cornwall you're in good hands! It's Hannah's job to know absolutely everything about our beautiful property portfolio. She moved to Cornwall from across the Tamar in Plymouth to study, and never went home again.

Abby May

Business Development & Revenue Manager

If you're thinking of letting, or switching agencies, Abby is here to help bring you and your home into the Forever Cornwall family. Abby was raised on the beautiful Isles of Scilly, but joined us after ten years in Australia. For any advice on letting, she's happy to help.

Niki Thomas

Marketing Manager

Our cottages aren't anything without someone to show them at their best. Niki crafts words and pictures into expert marketing to find lovely people to stay at our retreats. Growing up in the Cornwall, Niki is an expert on things to do and places to see in the county.

Jenny Smallwood

Quality Manager

Jenny is here to ensure we maintain the highest quality across our lovely portfolio. She also leads our Fully Managed Service for our owners. Originally from the Midlands, she now hails from sunny Helston, and enjoys touring Cornwall visiting all of our lovely homes!

Shannon Williams

Customer Services Executive

Booking a holiday with us is a dream with Shannon on the team! She helps look after everyone, from guests to owners, and keeps things organised in the office. Cornish born and bred, she can give you local's knowledge on the best beaches and places to visit.