Barrhead Travel reveals next five branch locations
Published on Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Barrhead Travel has revealed another five locations as part of its ambitious store expansion plan.
New branches will open in Birkenhead, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Doncaster, Stockport and Darlington with anticipated launch dates set for January.
The five newly announced locations will take the total number of confirmed locations up to 12 following the announcement of Liverpool Allerton Road, Widnes, Wallasey, Burnley, Isle of Wight, Northwich and Warrington.
Barrhead said teams were already taking bookings through social media and online enquiries while their premises are being prepared.
President Jacqueline Dobson said: “As we prepare to launch our first 20 stores before the end of quarter one, we’re drawing on resources from existing Barrhead Travel employees as well as our new expansion team.
“We have a project team who are working hard to support the opening of our new branches and it’s exciting to see each launch take shape.
“We are continuing to make sure that putting people first is at the centre of our strategy as we accelerate our expansion plans. Training has been prioritised for our new-starts to help immerse them into our brand. It was also really exciting to welcome some of our new managers to both our managers and partner conferences which were held this month.”
Burnley will be the first store to open with a soft-launch planned for this week. The team are made up of former Thomas Cook employees, who have been taking bookings over the past few weeks.
Barrhead Travel’s expansion is backed by parent company, Travel Leaders Group, who acquired the Scottish-based company in 2018. The group appointed former Thomas Cook leadership team, Chris Mottershead, Kathryn Darbandi and Nicki Tempest-Mitchell to spearhead the store expansion.
Barrhead Travel has also appointed Phil Hudson-Evans to head up training specifically for the new recruits and Catherine Finlan who will head up sales for the new stores.
The travel group are still currently recruiting across the UK.
Former Thomas Cook employees can contact the Barrhead Travel recruitment team on 0141 223 6655 or visit https://www.barrheadtravel.co.uk/careers/current-vacancies