International Track 200

This family-owned Bolton firm was founded in 1994 by David Speakman and provides customised holiday packages to more than 450,000 clients a year. It has 1,200 self-employed “counsellors”, who offer clients tailor-made holidays, plus 230 staff in the UK and overseas. The firm attributes its success to the recruiting and training of local agents, high levels of customer service and 60% repeat customers. International sales grew 61% a year from £5.9m in 2009 to £15.4m in 2011.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank56
CompanyTravel Counsellors
ActivityTravel agency
LocationBolton
2-yr av intl sales growth pa61.28%
International sales £000s15,407
Total sales £000s85,748
Staff229
Founded1994
Websitewww.travelcounsellors.co.uk

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