North Yorkshire-based Spear Travels is relaunching its homeworking division with new brand

Spear Travels has operated a homeworking network for 21 years but is now keen to expand further in the sector.

The brand goes live today with a dedicated website and a new Twitter account, @spear_expert.

Managing director Peter Cookson said: “We have operated homeworkers for 21 years – since 1993 – so we know what’s involved when it comes to selling travel from home.

“We currently have 17 home-based agents here at Spear Travels and we are keen to expand in this area.

“We are members of both Advantage and Aito Agents and we work with an extremely wide range of suppliers who offer excellent commercial terms – something that competing home working companies cannot always match due to their increasingly restrictive supplier policies. We also have an Atol licence therefore we are able to dynamically package.”

Spear Travels’ homeworkers are responsible for their own client administration, rather than it running through head office. Cookson said this was a preferred option, as it ensured the customer was always dealing with the same person.

He said the company was now looking for experienced agents to expand the business further.