Travel management specialists opens Aberdeen office

L-R: Gillian Watson, Pamela Yeoman and Sally Cassidy
L-R: Gillian Watson, Pamela Yeoman and Sally Cassidy

Leeds-based travel management company, Traveleads has opened an office in Aberdeen.

Named in the top 40 Travel Management Company in the UK last year and led by UK Head of Sales, Sally Cassidy, the city centre office will be home to a new and experienced team committed to the North East as a result of rapid growth of 21% in 2017-18.  

The 47-year-old business, owned by Evans Property Group has adopted a company-wide aggressive growth strategy aiming to almost triple annual turnover from £40million to £100million in the next three years with projected growth from business acquisition and increased contract wins from the newly appointed, dynamic sales and business development team.

The company said that, as one of their main UK business hubs, the Aberdeen office reinforces Traveleads’ commitment to its already established client base which has seen a 65% increase in turnover as a direct result of the growing customer base in the North-East.

Pamela Yeoman and Gillian Watson, Area Sales Managers recently joined the sales team and will be based at the new Thistle Place office which will be the hub for current and prospective clients in the North-East.  With a growing client base, the team is expected to make a bigger mark in Aberdeen and are looking to welcome more members of staff, providing clients with a local point of contact, delivering a supportive, convenient and hands on travel management service.

Commenting on the recent announcement, Sally Cassidy, UK Head of Sales, said: “Today’s travel market is complex, competition is fierce, and it can be daunting for businesses when moving into a new area.  However, Aberdeen has been phenomenal for us. We have experienced significant growth in the region, and we anticipate this to increase as we further develop our team and surround ourselves with the most highly skilled professionals who are dedicated to the North-East.

“Our growing UK sales team has the skills, knowledge, connections and most of all passion and drive to handle anything that comes their way.  This is an exciting time for Traveleads as we take ambitious steps to penetrate new markets which is exactly what is required to grow. We are committed to our clients in Aberdeen and will ensure we continue to provide the best care to our customers and travelers, giving them a seamless experience from start to finish and now at a local level.”

Texo, the award-winning technology and engineering group, headquartered in Westhill, Aberdeen, recently awarded Traveleads a contract following a comprehensive and robust review process.  John Black, Supply Chain Manager commented: “Most travel company’s offer the same on paper, but what set Traveleads apart was their investment in technology via their online portal, and the automation of the travel booking process. 

“Traveleads passion and energy to provide the best travel management solution was evident throughout the process, which was supported by an obvious depth and breadth of knowledge of the corporate travel market.  I have no doubt they will deliver what they promise, and we look forward to strengthening our relationship and working together as both businesses continue to thrive in Aberdeen and beyond”.  

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