Holiday Taxis has appointed a national sales manager in a restructure that saw its two regional business development managers made redundant.

The airport transfers provider said the restructure reflected a drive to increase agent partner earnings through the supplier.

Experienced trade executive Keeley Leck (née Johnson) will start in the newly created role of national sales manager on January 8, supporting UK sales director Andy Baker.

An internal promotion has seen Catherine Millington made business development executive.

Jodie Turner and Kate Simpson, business development managers for the north and south, have both left the business, Holiday Taxis confirmed.

Ian Coyle, group managing director, said agents would be offered more support to increase conversions through better data analytics. “We looked at what our partners are asking us for and what we could be doing to increase earnings further,” he said. “We have had another record year in the UK and continue to push out with our international growth.”

Leck has spent the past four years at bed bank, where she held senior positions in sales and commercial. Prior to that, she held similar positions at Medhotels. She has 22 years’ travel experience, having also spent 14 years in retail with Co‑operative Travel.

Leck said: “I’m very excited to be joining the Holiday Taxis team and to have the opportunity of working with Andy in leading our UK sales efforts.

“Having worked with Holiday Taxis in my previous roles, I know just what the business has to offer, especially with new functionalities that make it even easier for agents to increase all-important ancillary revenues.”

Baker said: “I’m delighted the Holiday Taxis board is supporting the further development of our industry support structure.”
More appointments to the team are expected in 2018, Baker added.