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Meet our Business Support team today

Sometimes, having the middle-man can be a good thing. This is why we have our Commercial Department – they’re the voice between Travel Agent and Tour Operator.

From the get-go they have been super busy arranging commercial agreements with over 130 preferred partners – building valuable relationships with each supplier, all in the name of supporting, assisting and helping to drive sales for our agents. Why? Because we know that it is key to a travel agency’s success.

Utilising our ultra-fabulous Intranet system as a communication tool to our Agents, they keep you up-to-date with:

  • Latest offers
  • Supplier updates
  • Staff incentives
  • Fam trips
  • Concessions
  • Training days
  • E-Learning modules

The team are also involved in arranging the ever-so modestly named ‘Event of the Year’ (we spent a long time on that one). So what is it? I hear you cry!

It is our highly anticipated annual 2 day UK Conference where Guest speakers, Entrepreneurial advice and Tips for a successful business are shared with over 350 delegates. It’s our favourite thing to do and something here at Global HQ, we talk about all year round.

They’re a happy team and along with our Commercial Director, aim to provide you with support that is nothing short of excellent.

Get to know them…

Llinos Strickley

Business Support Executive

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Llinos Strickley

Business Support Executive

Tricia Roberts

Business Support Executive

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Tricia Roberts

Business Support Executive

Hannah Weaver

Business Support Executive

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Hannah Weaver

Business Support Executive

Hannah first started working for The Global Travel Group in 2007. Starting as Receptionist and then moving in to the Membership Administration department.

In 2013 Hannah left on maternity leave and took a couple of years out of the business. Returning to the Commercial team in August 2016.

When not working Hannah is kept busy with her little family. They love travelling and exploring new places, every weekend is an adventure.

Sally Kay

Business Support Executive

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Sally Kay

Business Support Executive

Emily Boyne

Business Support Executive

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Emily Boyne

Business Support Executive

Abbey Richardson

Business Support Executive

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Abbey Richardson

Business Support Executive

Cherie Richards

Commercial Director

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Cherie Richards

Commercial Director

Cherie started working with Global in 2005, progressing within the company from commercial manager, to head of commercial, and now as director of commercial.

Cherie has several roles within her department. Some of these include negotiating with over 130 supplier partners, supporting over 400 agent partners, overseeing five departments, and supporting the MD on various issues.

Outside of work, Cherie enjoys rounders, along with a round of golf or two, swimming, and going on holiday. Don’t we all, Cherie!

Nikki Keeling

Commercial Manager

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Nikki Keeling

Commercial Manager

Nikki is responsible for the day to day management of the Commercial team

Nikki joined The Global Travel Group in June 2014,  she has 23 years experience in travel, starting in sales over the counter, through to audit, administration, help desk and operations including customer services and customer solutions.

Nikki supports the Commercial Director  to oversee the effective day to day administration of the commercial department including managing 4 direct reports.  This involves communication with our suppliers around our commercial terms through to supporting our members and agents, via an Agency Support desk, with any question they may have.

When not at work, her daughter keeps her very busy as taxi driver, but she also enjoys baking cakes, gardening, skiing and time with family and friends.

Darren Bond

BDM (North)

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Darren Bond

BDM (North)

Darren is our sales and business development manager for the North, joining us in this position from 2010.

Darren’s roles include developing and supporting all Global Travel Group and Independent Options members, and helping with all aspects of running your business from the very beginning. With almost 30 years in retail, area management, and trade supplier experience, Darren has vast amounts of knowledge to advise and help you and your business.

When he isn’t being a whizz at his job, Darren is busy looking after his two children, but manages to find some time to strum a tune on one of his many guitars.

Marie MacDonald

BDM (South)

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Marie MacDonald

BDM (South)

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If you would like to find out more about The Global Travel Group Ltd, contact one of our friendly team on 0800 652 9808 or request a brochure to find out how we can help you make travel your business.

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