When you book a holiday with Thomas Cook, Mark Warner, First Choice, Slattery’s or Budget Travel Group, the chances are you will encounter the Itour software developed by this Manchester company. Itour is being used in a €100m project to consolidate Thomas Cook’s 11 different reservation systems into one pan-European system. The project has helped to push up Bluesky’s sales 143% a year from £578,000 in 2004 to £8.3m in 2007. The company was founded in 2002 by a group of directors including non-executive director Steve Driscoll.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank12
CompanyBlueSky Travel Systems
ActivitySoftware developer
LocationManchester
Average 3 year sales growth142.83%
Latest sales £000s8,276
Staff120
Founded2002
Websitewww.blueskyts.co.uk

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