Specialist Journeys is looking to acquire more businesses after sealing three takeovers so far this year.

The group’s portfolio of niche operators has grown to seven following the addition of Brightwater Holidays, Action for Charity and Authentic Adventures since June.

They have joined existing brands Andante Travels, Archaeological Tours, Arblaster & Clarke Wine Tours and Historical Trips.

Brightwater Holidays runs gardening holidays with partners including the Royal Horticultural Society and the National Garden Society; Action for Charity has raised millions for UK charities with a range of ‘challenge’ events and Authentic Adventures specialises in painting, singing, walking and sightseeing tours.

Chief executive, Ian Finlay, said: “I am delighted to welcome Action for Charity, Authentic Adventures and Brightwater Holidays under the umbrella of Specialist Journeys.

“As with all our brands, these companies are wonderful niche businesses, 100% focused on their customers, whose reputation for excellence precedes them.

“I’m always on the lookout for further outstanding brands, and I believe that Specialist Journeys provides an excellent home to protect, nurture and expand these unique businesses.”