Your Golf Travel.com

Maxing out their credit cards to the tune of £30,000 to fill a perceived gap in the market, Durham University friends Ross Marshall and Andrew Harding set up their company in 2005. Today it sells domestic, European and long-haul golf holiday packages to 150,000 people a year, offering a choice of 3,000 courses in 20 countries. The business also offers spa breaks, ranging from “overnight rebalancing rituals” to hen weekends, through its sister company Spabreaks.com. In addition, it recently launched fairwaytofurlong.com, a niche holiday concept that combines golf and horse-racing breaks at the country’s big meetings. As a result of acquisitions and marketing, sales, representing total transaction value, grew by 158% a year, from an annualised £955,000 in 2006 to £16.4m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank6
CompanyYour Golf Travel.com
ActivityGolf travel retailer
LocationCentral London
Annual sales rise over 3 years158.06%
Latest sales £000s16,420
Staff41
Founded2005
Websitewww.yourgolftravel.com

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