Travel management company Key Travel has gained a foothold in Scotland with the take over of Ben Lawries Travel.


Key, which specialises in the non-profit sector, aims to expand its offering across Scotland’s charitable, faith and academic sectors.
 
Edinburgh-based travel management consultancy Ben Lawries has 25 years’ experience in serving Scottish organisations, including a number in the non-profit sector.


The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, provides Key Travel with additional experience in the school, supporters and specialist tours market.


Key has 2,000 not-for-profit and academic organisations as clients, including Oxfam, Save the Children and World Vision, The Church of Scotland and universities such as King’s College London, The London School of Economics, Warwick and Bristol.


Key Travel chief executive Steven Summers said: “This is a very exciting new venture for us.


“We know there is a large and vibrant non-profit sector in Scotland and huge demand for our unique mix of specialist fares and high service levels. 


“The Ben Lawries team extends both our reach and our capability and we look forward to them joining the enlarged Key Travel family.”
 
Key has offices in London, Manchester, Brussels and Washington D.C.