This Manchester business has 1,800 self-employed “travel counsellors” offering tailor-made holidays and business trips. It operates in seven countries, including Ireland, South Africa and Australia, and international sales hit £47.3m last year under chief executive Steve Byrne, 52. This month Vitruvian Partners bought the company from fellow private equity firm Equistone.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank188
CompanyTravel Counsellors
ActivityTravel services provider
LocationManchester
2-yr av intl sales growth pa27.88%
International sales £000s*47,344
Total sales £000s*216,892
Staff339
Founded1994
Websitewww.travelcounsellors.co.uk

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