Quick facts
  • Year established:
  • Website:
  • Contact
    • Travel Counsellors Ltd, Venus Building, 1 Old Park Lane, Urmston, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M41 7HA
Share on Social

About Travel Counsellors

Travel Counsellors provide franchisees with the tech they need to be able to offer dream holidays to their consumers. They also provide business travel to corporate clients.

They were born in Bolton in 1994, when founder David Speakman anticipated the move towards travel professionals running their own leisure or corporate travel businesses from home.

His pioneering franchise model enabled its holders to provide an unrivalled level of personal care and attention for their customers when creating bespoke travel experiences.

The entrepreneurial spirit and the dedication to the principle of offering a truly personalised travel service, underpinned by the values of trust and customer intimacy, remain as true today - as they approach 2,000 business owners in seven different countries - as it was right back at the start of their incredible journey.

They have grown a lot over the year's, but they are still the same people-focused company they were over 25 years ago. They continue to put people at the heart of everything they do, ensuring the communities they live, work and serve in flourish.

To say thank you to the team that make Travel Counsellors as successful as they are, they pay generous salaries and bonuses, empower new and existing colleagues to have a voice and make the changes they think need to be made.

What is it like to work for Travel Counsellors

The company promotes a leadership code which defines the behaviours Travel Counsellors franchisees and employees can expect from its senior management team, and a leadership development programme that seeks to find and develop the company's senior-level team members of tomorrow. 
My Team
My Team
Each year, the company pays for colleagues to relax and unwind at a Christmas party and summer festival. They pay for these events in full so that colleagues can enjoy themselves. They build an award ceremony into the Christmas celebrations, ensuring colleagues are recognised for the hard work they've done over the last 12 months. 
My Company
My Company
Travel Counsellors keep its colleagues updated through daily TV broadcasts from an in-house studio, allowing the management team to regularly bring their vision, mission and values to life.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development

    Companies that provide support for non-work related training to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:


  • Staff:


  • Earning £35,000+:


  • Average Age:


  • Male : Female:

    38% / 62%

  • UK sites:


Regional Engagement

In the press


Want to get on the list or be accredited?

Start your engagement journey today and find out what you need to do to earn a Best Companies accreditation or a place on the Best Companies lists.