Olympic gold medal track cyclist Sir Chris Hoy has been confirmed as guest speaker at Travel Counsellors annual conference.

The event, which for the past four years has been held in Manchester, will be staged at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow on November 9-11.

A record attendance is expected with more than 1,600 delegates, including Travel Counsellor business owners, their partners, suppliers and support colleagues from across the firm’s seven international territories.

The event will include company updates, guest speakers and entertainment designed to inform, motivate and inspire the audience in building their businesses and careers as part of the company.

Sir Chris will appear as guest speaker on the Sunday morning, telling stories of his career, and advising the attendees how to achieve their ambitions and ensure consistently high performance.

The conference comes off the back of a strong year for the company. Having completed a secondary buyout backed by Vitruvian Partners in June, the firm announced record revenues of £217 million – its 12th consecutive year of double digit growth.

CEO Steve Byrne said: “We are thrilled to welcome Sir Chris to this year’s event, which promises to be our biggest and best yet. His successful track record and consistent focus are truly reflective of the mindset we want to inspire in our people, with our focus for each individual to strive for a future without limits.

“We will be hearing these stories of success from our own people throughout the weekend, and felt Sir Chris would really reinforce this message as someone who exemplifies unparalleled levels of performance and consistency over a long period of time.

“We are really looking forward to all we have to share over the weekend, and know Sir Chris will be the perfect finale speaker for the event.”