Founded in 1994 by David Speakman, 67, this family-owned firm provides customised holiday and corporate travel packages to 450,000 clients a year. The Bolton business has 1,300 self-employed “travel counsellors”, each offering tailor-made holidays and business travel. Bookings via overseas staff have grown fast as the firm exports its business model to countries such as Ireland, the Netherlands and Australia. Profits increased to £5.4m in 2012.
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