All posts tagged "David Speakman"

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    David Speakman Makes ‘Significant’ Investment in Inspiretec

    David Speakman, the founder of Travel Counsellors, in which he sold his shareholding and left in June...

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    Travel Counsellors Announces 11% Global Growth at Annual Conference

    Travel Counsellors announced impressive sales growth of 11% over the past 12 months for both its corporate and leisure divisions at the company’s annual conference held in Manchester.   Steve Byrne, Managing Director, told delegates that the company’s global sales for the financial year ending 31st October 2014 were up £428 million from...

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    Equistone Invests in Travel Counsellors

    Travel Counsellors has announced that Equistone Partners Europe, one of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity firms, has invested a stake in the company to facilitate an MBO.    Founded in 1994 by David and Maureen Speakman, Travel Counsellors’ concept of enabling travel professionals to work from home while supporting them in all...

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    Travel Counsellors’ Overseas Growth Recognised by Queen’s Award for Enterprise

    Travel Counsellors is celebrating after being awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of the company’s continued growth and overseas expansion.    The company, which now has over 1,300 agents running their own businesses across eight countries, received the UK’s highest accolade for business success for international trade, having successfully brought...

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    Travel Counsellors Tell Agents to ‘Switch On’ at Telford Conference

    A star-studded line-up and an array of special guests helped Travel Counsellors celebrate another successful year at the company’s annual conference, which took place in Telford International Centre recently. The event was underpinned throughout by the theme ‘Switch On’, which highlighted the weekend’s focus on providing the company’s Travel Counsellors with the...

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    Travel Counsellors Responds to Recruitment Agency Prediction that Travel Agents Will Become Extinct in 2025

    Australian recruitment agency Staff.com, in an obvious (and successful!) effort to get global publicity, published a list of seven jobs that would become extinct due to technology, including travel agents – but Travel Counsellors has responded that: “Technology will help to ensure there is a future for those that get it right.”...

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    TCI Annual Sales Up 8% to End-March

    The Travel Counsellors Ireland annual conference work sessions got underway last Friday morning at the Fota Island Resort in Cork with delegates including 39 Travel Counsellors, 15 Partners, and 46 Supplier Guests representing 38 business partners. Speaking to the conference theme of ‘With Us…It’s Personal’, Cathy Burke, General Manager Ireland revealed that...

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    Kathy and Niamh Win Fam Trips to Dubai

    The Travel Counsellors Ireland annual conference kicked off at the Fota Island Resort in Cork last Thursday night with sponsors Dubai Tourism, Emirates and Kerzner International Resorts bringing Arabian flavours to the evening – and two Travel Counsellors won places on a TC-exclusive fam trip next September. Welcoming the 110 conference delegates,...

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    Sarah McCarthy Celebrates Success at International Conference

    Travel Counsellor Sarah McCarthy is still celebrating after winning ‘Best Travel Counsellor Ireland’ at the company’s annual international conference in late November. Cork-based Sarah received the honour in Liverpool when she was named as the top Irish Travel Counsellor out of the company’s 45 agents across the Republic of Ireland – for...

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    Major Event in Cork Next April

    Travel Counsellors from the Republic of Ireland will gather on Fota Island in Cork next April for one of the biggest events in the company’s calendar year to hear about all the latest news, updates and developments that will enhance the support provided to the growing number of agents in the country....

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    Travel Counsellors Ireland Agents to Hear: The Difference is You

    Travel Counsellors Ireland will host its biggest annual conference yet this weekend in Stillorgan, Co Dublin, from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th March. The conference theme, ‘The Difference is You’, highlights each agent’s individual success and continued drive to be the best and to deliver an exceptional level of service to their...

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    Relational over Transactional is the Future – David Speakman

    Travel Counsellors founder and Chairman David Speakman talks about his views on the future of travel and why Travel Counsellors are going from strength to strength amidst an industry where many are still feeling the economic impact. “Last year the doom and gloom of the Irish financial crisis was exacerbated by uncertainty....