Whether it is a bespoke tour of India or a cruise to the Caribbean, Trailfinders says it has helped 15m travellers organise their holidays since 1970, when it was founded by chairman and former SAS officer Mike Gooley, 80. His original idea was to sell discount flights and overland trips to Australia, but Trailfinders has evolved to specialise in tailor-made travel across the globe. It has headquarters in Kensington, London, and 32 travel centres in Britain and Ireland; in all sales grew to £682m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank94
CompanyTrailfinders
ActivityTravel organiser
LocationWest London
Sales £m682
Profit £m22
Year endFeb 16
Principal shareholdersMike Gooley (100%)
Staff1,057
Founded1970
Websitewww.trailfinders.com

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