Uniworld is bolstering its sales team with the addition of two new recruits.

David Chidley, formerly of Royal Caribbean International, joins as national sales manager. He will report in Kathryn Beadle, managing director UK of the river cruise line.

Lucy Hopkins has taken the role of sales development executive. She joins from Hurtigruten and will organise and plan trade events for Uniworld.

Among Hopkins’ upcoming events is a chocolate tour for delegates attending Clia’s River Cruise Convention in Amsterdam and a butler training day at Blenheim Palace.

Beadle said: “We are delighted to welcome David and Lucy to the Uniworld family. Their appointments allow us to increase our agency sales and amplify our continuing support for the trade to be better than ever.

“It’s also a sign of the priority we place on the UK market and the growth potential that we see here. With a busy programme of events, training, incentives and a tour of travel agencies scheduled we look forward to introducing them to our valued partners and building new relationships too.”