Barrhead Travel today announced that Trevor Davis will join the company as new business development director.

Davis, whose travel industry career spans over 25 years, will take up his new position on June 17.

His past positions saw him work as retail director for The Co-operative Travel and as director of specialist businesses following the merger with Thomas Cook.

In his new role, Davis will oversee the expansion of Barrhead Travel’s franchise, homeworking and affinity divisions, particularly in England.

As a member of the Barrhead Travel board he will also be involved in the strategic planning for the travel group.

He said: “I have admired Barrhead Travel for a long time, and have always had a very cordial relationship with Bill and Sharon Munro, so this was a new challenge I couldn’t resist.

“I see it as an exciting opportunity to raise the brand profile in areas of the UK other than Scotland, and to continue expansion of the organisation.”

He said Barrhead Travel’s technology, including its Nevis MI and CRM system which links into the Isell booking product, was a key reason for choosing to move to the group. He described the technology as “industry leading”.

Bill Munro, Barrhead Travel chairman, said: “We are delighted that Trevor is joining us. He has in-depth knowledge of travel retailing, especially relating to consortia and homeworking, as well as being a well-respected figure in the industry with a range of experience that is second to none.

“Barrhead Travel plans to increase business in a wide range of different areas in the coming months, not least by expanding our branch network and our homeworker numbers, so Trevor’s input will be invaluable in helping us to achieve this.”