Two new agents have been welcomed to TIPTO’s Agent Ambassador Programme.

Hays Travel personal travel consultant Jennifer Harding and Paul Knapper, owner of Spires Travel in Worcester, start their roles with immediate effect, helping to inform TIPTO’s strategic direction in its 20th year.

They join existing ambassadors Beryl Towne, of Althams Travel, Stef Trevett, of Baileys Travel, Sara Allen, of Dartmouth Travel and Su Dillon, of Travel Counsellors, and will attend TIPTO’s general meetings offering their advice to set up roadshow events and training sessions as well as incentives offered by members.

Each Ambassador will also be given first refusal on invites to TIPTO VIP events such as Ladies Day at the races, afternoon tea and lunch at The Ivy.

TIPTO chairman Jane Atkins said: “We’ve had our Agent Ambassador Programme in place for six months now and it has been invaluable in helping us to understand the challenges facing today’s frontline. We have already begun utilising our ambassadors’ thoughts and suggestions to hone what we do and it speaks volumes on the importance of the programme that we have already actively recruited two new faces.”

Jennifer Harding said: “I have always found the TIPTO events useful and valued the welcoming nature of their format. The information I gather at each event not only aids me in selling, but the speed dating set up really does promote inclusion for all and I have never attended one that didn’t result in friendly conversation and a meaningful ongoing relationship.

“As a homeworker, TIPTO keeps me connected and I’m honoured to be an ambassador. I hope to be able to bring some useful ideas and experiences to this role that will help all TIPTO members shape their approach, particularly towards homeworkers like myself.”

Paul Knapper said: “I am a regular at events and strongly believe the events offer a very real opportunity for agents to learn and therefore earn – no other association offers this on such a scale. I can’t wait to get stuck into the new role and hope to really have impact on the way the association does things”.

TIPTO is still on the hunt for new Agent Ambassadors. To apply, agents must regularly attend TIPTO roadshow events and be registered at then contact to state their case for becoming an ambassador and give an example of the skills that would help shape TIPTO’s future.


Pictured (L-R): Jennifer Harding, Hays Travel Personal Travel Consultant; Lorna Willis, TIPTO Account Director; Paul Knapper, Spires Travel; Claire Dutton, This is Shearings.