Good Travel Management acquires Company Travel
Good Travel Management are pleased to confirm they have concluded an agreement to acquire the customer base and ongoing client servicing activity of West Yorkshire based Company Travel.
Company Travel is a long established and well-respected business, and we share values and expertise in travel management in key sectors such as Engineering, Manufacturing, Renewables and Construction.
The deal ensures that existing Company Travel customers continue to receive the pro-active, and quality, service they expect whilst benefiting from the enhanced buying power, product and technology solutions that Good Travel Management can provide.
Commenting on the acquisition, Kevin Harrison, M.D. of Good Travel Management said: “the acquisition of Company Travel, following on from our partnership with Altour, membership of Lufthansa City Center and a number of new account wins, has given Good Travel Management an excellent start to 2021. Despite the challenges that surround the travel sector in general, we anticipate a strong future for both ourselves and our industry as the business travel sector underpins the economic activity of the UK, something that is more important than ever as we emerge from the impact of Covid-19 and the changing trading environment since Brexit”.
“We have exciting growth plans and quality acquisitions like this are a key part of our strategy. We believe the staff and clients of Company Travel are an excellent fit for Good Travel Management, and we look forward to a positive future, building towards a safe return to business travel.”
Kay Collick, owner of Company Travel also commented “Good Travel Management are one of the longest established, and stable, TMC’s in the U.K. and Company Travel customers will benefit from the additional services and innovation that they provide whilst still retaining the close personal support and attention they have been used to at Company Travel”.
About John Good Group
The John Good Group was founded in Hull in 1833 and is still under the ownership of the Good family today. With offices throughout the UK and overseas, the John Good Group helps customers transport goods and people all over the world by air, sea and road. The group, which is headquartered in Hull offers freight forwarding, air freight, port agency services, warehousing and distribution, and corporate travel amongst its portfolio of services. In 2019, the John Good Group featured in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 that ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. In 2015 the John Good Group was one of the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2015.
About Good Travel Management
Good Travel Management is a subsidiary of the John Good Group and has been providing travel services for over 120 years, with its main team based in Hull, East Yorkshire. It provides business travel management and consultancy services to both small to medium-size and blue-chip clients throughout the UK specialising in sectors including Marine and Offshore, Construction and Manufacturing. Good Travel Management holds the UK’s oldest IATA license to sell air tickets, first registered in 1946.