Flight and holiday specialist The Holiday Team has recruited Michelle Van Sprang as regional sales manager for Scotland and the North of England.   

She joins from Gold Medal where she was most recently assisting with the integration into the scheduled businesses of parent company Thomas Cook. 

Van Sprang will be responsible for developing a new business strategy and working with key retail partners in Scotland and the North of England to promote The Holiday Team brand and service and secure new commercial deals.

Sales director Rajan Sawhney said: “Michelle is very experienced and has worked in agency sales for Gold Medal for a number of years.  She started her career with Thomas Cook, so she understands the business from the agent’s perspective.

“She’ll be talking to travel retailers with a view to securing new partnerships and growing our sales through agents who continue to support us.”

Van Sprang said: “The Holiday Team brand is gaining momentum and has a great deal of potential in the current climate. There is no doubt that the technology for flight booking is first rate and that’s very welcome news for a lot of agents