Quick facts

About Barrhead Travel Group

Founded in 1975, independent travel agent Barrhead Travel Group have grown from a single high street shop to a travel giant with 900 employees across 61 UK outlets, including travel agency stores, business travel offices and contact centres.

The company prides themselves in offering specialist travel advice on travel-related products to the public via the telephone, internet and their rapidly expanding network of sales outlets.

Barrhead’s comprehensive list of company values are to communicate a clear mission; to communicate a clear vision; to value, train, develop and retain staff; to ensure financial security; to be market leaders; to provide a quality service; and to have fun.

Barrhead Travel's senior management team embrace change and ensure that there is a place at the table for anyone with a can do attitude. They strongly believe that a positive attitude is key to employee and business success.


What is it like to work for Barrhead Travel Group

My Manager
My Manager
Performance management is recognised as a critical part of an integrated approach to managing their people, and is a key activity for line managers - one in which they frequently look to the HR and training teams for help and support.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Managers are trained to take a closer look at and give consideration to the growing concern around mental health, musculoskeletal disorders and stress, and how Barrhead can support these issues in the workplace.
My Team
My Team
Annual staff conferences allow the opportunity to share ideas and deliver educational workshops and break-out sessions, themed on one common company-wide focus. This is followed by dinner and karaoke, which allows teams to socialise as one big family.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Male : Female:

    22% / 78%

  • Staff Turnover:

    27%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    3%

  • Average Age:

    35

  • UK sites:

    70

  • Staff:

    782

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