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Not Just Travel expands BDM team in ongoing expansion

Two new business development managers have joined Not Just Travel as part of a doubling in staff numbers over the past six months.

Gary McIntyre has 20 years of experience gained from a career including as an account manager at Expedia, a BDM at Club Med, Wendy Wu and Funway and a store manager at Kuoni.

Leanne Edwards was previously a BDM for the Hays Travel Independent Group consortium. She has also worked as a regional sales manager for the Birmingham region of Hays Travel after the company acquired the Thomas Cook retail estate. 

She was a regional engagement manager at P&O Cruises, having spent 24 years with Tui in various managerial roles, including creating one of the group’s most successful stores in Walsall.

Paul Harrison, co-founder of Not Just Travel and its recruitment arm The Travel Franchise, said: “We firmly believe that Gary and Leanne’s appointment means Not Just Travel has the highest ratio of support team members to consultants in the industry. 

“Following the success of our largest-ever conference, it is clear from our multiple initiatives that the new Not Just Travel is going to be making some big waves in travel this year. 

“We are growing at our fastest pace ever. Not even when we were building our business from scratch were we employing people as fast as we are now. 

“It’s exciting times for our dynamic, growing brand and there are many more additional initiatives yet to be unveiled.”

He added: “In preparation for doubling sales this year, we are making our offer even better by doubling our BDM team. 

“We now have 23 support team members plus eight BDMs, and more roles to be announced shortly. An entire new training team will soon be unveiled. 

“Already, Leanne and Gary are having a great impact and impressing our consultants.”

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