Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Self guided walking and cycling holidays
  • Year established:
    2003
  • Website:
    http://www.macsadventure.com
  • Contact
    • Macs Adventure Ltd, Skypark 5, , 45 Finnieston Street , Glasgow, G3 8JU

About Macs Adventure Ltd

Macs Adventure are the leading self-guided holiday specialists in the UK, with holidays all over the world, enabling thousands of people to explore the world around them on active vacations.

Neil Lapping is Macs Adventure's Chief Adventure Officer and founder. He dreamed up the idea of guided walking tours in his Glasgow flat in 2003. However, people didn’t want guided tours. Neil changed tack and offered self-guided tours instead - Macs Adventure was born.

The company offers more than 450 trips to 25,000 customers each year. Classic trips include the West Highland Way, Tour du Mont Blanc, biking in Tuscany and the Camino de Santiago.

There’s a new headquarters at Glasgow’s Skypark as well as new offices in Germany and Colorado. In 2015, Neil expanded into cycling holidays and now employs 50 people from 12 countries.

Macs Adventure have succeeded by focusing on top-quality holidays, and understanding what people want from their holiday adventures.


What is it like to work for Macs Adventure Ltd

Leadership
Leadership
Neil is present in the business daily and often sits in the open-plan area, lunching with employees whenever he can. He makes sure he knows employees by name, meets everyone in their first few days and plays an active leadership role.
My Team
My Team
The employee-run Macs Culture Club organise cultural events. These include a quiz league, table-tennis tournament, film night, Wimbledon screening and an Edinburgh Fringe evening.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Everyone who’s been with the business more than a year got at least a 4% rise in the last 12 months. Increases are linked to performance and living the values. A rise of 7.75% is possible. A generous bonus pot gave staff an additional 10% of their basic salary last year.

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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

  • 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

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Earning £35,000+:

    14%

  • Staff Turnover:

    15%

  • Male : Female:

    20% / 80%

  • Average Age:

    32

  • Staff:

    56

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