With more than 60 years combined experience, the founding members of 360 Corporate Travel offer a wealth of travel expertise. Our professional skills are a mixture of Information Technology, Accountancy, Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Customer Service and of course Corporate Travel. With all of these attributes, we believe we offer a full 360 experience.
I have been in the travel industry for over 20 years and have worked with some of the biggest multi-national travel companies in the world – in both retail and corporate environments. I decided to launch 360 Corporate Travel with James because we aspired to develop a business that offered a more personalised service – one that is unrivalled in today’s business travel market.
My passion for travel goes back to childhood when I was rather oddly obsessed with learning airline and airport codes, and later began spending my spare time combing through the papers (no internet then) to discover the best airline deals. My friends would often ask my advice for their holiday travel arrangements. I thought I knew it all – before I decided to make travel my career. Once I began working in the industry, I quickly realized I hardly knew a thing. Since then there have been very few days that I have not taken delight in my work, because I am discerning and zealous about delivering the best travel experience possible.
I have a thorough understanding of the travel industry and a loyal, long-term client base. This wealth of experience, combined with a proficiency in emerging technologies, enables me to facilitate seamless, cost-effective travel solutions for busy executives.
Our primary objective for 360 Corporate Travel is that we provide our clients with the best business travel management solutions available in today’s market. This includes seven-day- a-week access to enthusiastic and effective account managers and highly competitive prices. We are committed to being responsive, informative, thorough and efficient.
After graduating from Bristol University in 1988 and then qualifying with Price Waterhouse, London, in 1992, I got my first taste of the travel industry with Alaska Airlines at their head office in Seattle.
Working in senior management in the Finance and IT departments, I was at the heart of a rapidly expanding airline, carrying more than one million passengers a month. It was a great challenge, fun, and the inspiration for my career in the travel sector ever since.
I returned to London in 1997 to develop new business ventures, and in 1999, I started a luxury tour business. Over the next decade I grew the business to a staff of over 40, with offices in London, Edinburgh and New York.
The varying roles of Finance & IT Director, and Managing Director, gave me invaluable insights into the luxury travel business. Following this experience and with our rare and compatible skill sets, it was an obvious choice to partner with Richard in 2016. The last years have been a roaring success, and now we are leveraging all our experience and expertise in dealing with corporate clients, to grow 360 Corporate Travel in the UK and internationally.