Travel firm plans new jobs as part of ongoing expansion

Hotel and Travel Solutions

A travel firm in Bromsgrove is bringing new job opportunities to the area as part of an expansion fuelled by new business growth.

Hotel and Travel Solutions (HTS) is taking on new staff after experiencing a 64% growth in business year-on-year.

The firm, based at Five Mile House in Hanbury Road, was established in 2010 and provides corporate clients with bespoke solutions for travel, accommodation and venue sourcing.

This year has also seen HTS expand into event management as it tailors its services to the needs of its growing client base.

The company, which employs 21 staff members, moved offices last year to accommodate its growth and is now taking on three new reservations consultants and a conference development manager.

It is already looking into future staff expansion in all departments to cope with growing demand, with plans to create more than 40 jobs, including both junior and senior positions, over the next three years.

Juliet Wedderburn, Business Development Director at HTS, said: “We have seen a considerable amount of growth as we enter our eighth year of trading.

“Our main sales trend is accommodation. A total of 80% of our overall business is hotels, and 90% of this is for bookings based within the UK.

“Due to this continued growth, we are now looking at bringing even more new jobs to Bromsgrove as we plan to expand further.”

The company was founded by managing director Julie Shorrock, who has more than 25 years of hotel and travel experience with leading hotel chains such as Forte and Hilton.

She said: “It is excellent to see the company experiencing such major growth, which is down to the team fully embracing our pro-active approach to sourcing new business.

“This success means we are able to grow our team with four new positions and also look at further employment opportunities.”

Pictured: Juliet Wedderburn, Roeleen Johnson, Julie Shorrock and Hayley Oakley, all of Hotel and Travel Solutions.