Independent travel chain expands with new funding line

Nicola Palmer and Leyton Jeffs

Independent travel agency Perfect Getaways has expanded, opening new stores across Merseyside having agreed new working capital facilities, sourced by financial consultancy firm, Sedulo.

The two-year-old chain differentiates itself from other mainstream travel agencies promoting its “your holiday starts here” ethos which focuses on making the holiday booking experience a pleasurable one.

Each store has its own free bar serving customers a range of alcoholic or soft drinks so adults can relax as children make use of the kids’ zone with games consoles and a sweet station.

A successful year has seen the business open three new stores in Birkenhead, St Helens and Liverpool and they now plan to continue the expansion across the North.

The funding was secured by Sedulo funding partner, Leyton Jeffs, following a financial model put in place by fellow Sedulo partner, Lee Jones.

The facility was achieved within 48 hours from initial discussion with an offer from Manchester-based, AdvantEdge Commercial Finance.

Perfect Getaways managing director Nicola Palmer said: “The success of the business is about putting the customer first.

“Travel agencies are dull, soulless places and it’s been our mission to provide a place where people can come and really enjoy booking their holidays.

“We’re seeing well in excess of 100% growth, and customers keep coming back to book future holidays, so it’s clearly resonating with people.”

She added: “The funding secured will allow us to keep pace with our vision for growing the business and being the go-to place for people in the North West to enjoy booking their holidays.”

Leyton Jeffs said: “It’s great to be involved with this innovative business which is being disruptive in the travel sector.

“With funding lines secured I am looking forward to seeing the next phase of growth for the business and where they open next.”