Travel Counsellors has securing a place in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for the sixth time.
The latest ranking reflects strong international sales growth in the last 12 months and sees the home working travel agency business rise to 164th, up six places on the 170th position achieved last year.
The company’s total transaction value for the financial year ending October last year was is £447 million, of which a quarter is generated outside the UK.
It has more than 1,000 home-based Travel Counsellors running their own businesses in the UK and a further 600 in its overseas operations in Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Australia and the UAE.
Group turnover increasing by 63% over the past three years, and growth in international operations rose by 86% during the same period.
The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table ranks companies with the fastest-growing global sales, measured over their latest two years of available accounts, with minimum total sales of £25 million and international sales of at least £1 million.
The company was last year named in The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 Ones to Watch league table, ranking Britain’s mid-market growth private companies with the biggest sales.
Managing director, Steve Byrne, said: “We are thrilled to be recognised for the sixth time for our rapid growth overseas.
“We attribute the continued success of the business to our model that puts the care for our people at the heart of everything we do, and uses technology to enhance the personal relationships and exceptional service our Travel Counsellors provide to their loyal customer base.
“This is why our model has really been embraced by the international markets we have expanded into, with our international presence also benefiting our Travel Counsellors and their customers by building on our global buying power, local knowledge and enabling true 24/7 support.”
He adds; “To build on our growth and the support we give to our Travel Counsellors, we are investing heavily in our people and the technology to enable them to provide customers with a truly personalised and authentic travel experience. Over the past 12 months we have invested £4.2m in our global technology, including the launch of our own customer app and the continued development of our in-house booking system, Phenix.”
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