100 new stores
Expanding Barrhead Travel offers jobs to ex-Thomas Cook staff
Holiday plans back on track after latest move
Barrhead Travel has pledged to hire a “significant number” of former Thomas Cook employees and open up to 100 stores across the UK.
The move by the Scottish company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Travel Leaders Group, will be seen as further support for the beleaguered high street.
Travel Leaders Group Chairman Mike Batt said: “Since our acquisition of Barrhead Travel, we have been exploring ambitious expansion plans for this trusted brand. The situation with Thomas Cook has accelerated those plans.
“We believe there is strong demand for the services provided by Barrhead Travel so we are moving full steam ahead with our growth strategy.”
The implementation of the proposal would significantly expand Barrhead Travel’s current footprint. At present, Barrhead Travel operates a network of 76 stores with a strong presence in Scotland, as well as locations in in Newcastle, Cumbria, Leicester, Southampton and Belfast.