Black Sand’s mission is to create lasting value for customers, investors and associates in all of the businesses we work with. We achieve this by combining innovative, customised management procedures with the sales, marketing and operating resources of a company many times our size.

Whether your needs include full-service management, specialised assistance or basic operational functions, the team at Black Sand are able to bring together combined industry experience in hospitality, resort / hotel operations and property management to ensure your business is not only a financial success, but also a destination that guests will want to return to again and again.



Meet the Black Sand Team


Damian Sargent

Business Owner

Damian Sargent is the former Business Director at Aspects Holidays one of the UK’s leading self-catering holiday accommodation providers. During his time at Aspects Damian was integral to the significant business growth. Starting with a portfolio of only 96 properties, he expanded this to 294 with a compliment of 22 members of staff based in 3 offices throughout Cornwall.

After studying for his degree in Civil Engineering Damian worked for a leading investment bank in Australia gaining valuable knowledge in the financial sector as well as honing his skills in project and operational management, of which he is now qualified to both CIM and Prince 2 practitioner levels. Damian’s unquestioned loyalty to ownership, commitment to the complete satisfaction of each project and genuine commitment to staff development have been his keys to driving success and profitability.

Damian is Chairman for the St Ives BID (Business Improvement District) scheme, Tate Gallery business leader, and also the founder and Director of the St Ives Food & Drink Festival www.stivesfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk




At Black Sand we understand the many intricacies and operational elements that exist within ownership groups and associations, and we believe that flexibility is paramount to a successful outcome.

This is the driving force behind our commitment to personal attention and a service style that focuses on results. As part of this vision, we are continually looking for ways to enhance our service through innovative ideas, cutting-edge technology and creative insight.
We believe that every business possesses its own character and should be individually assessed according to its unique strengths, so that its maximum potential and long-term success can be realised.

Whether your requirements are large or small, Black Sand are committed to providing a level of service that will bring sustained growth of profits and value along with the long term care and protection of your business.