Angus Travel has been around for 22 years, but it might not have been if it weren’t for founder Avril Read’s customer-first approach. Peter Jackson visited the Ipswich-based operator
“I’d been working for a company in Ipswich, and in 1997 they ceased trading,” began Avril Read, Founder of Angus Travel. “So, I started my own business. When I was with the accountant and solicitor, they asked what I was going to call it. I answered Angus, after my dog.” That’s how Ipswich, Suffolk-based Angus Travel was born.
It was perhaps an unconventional start to life for the company, but it was a sign of things to come; Angus is an unconventional company, and is all the better for it.
Tucked away on Needham Market’s Station Yard is its travel shop, which is located – rather appropriately – next to a dog grooming business. Displayed in the front window is a selection of Angus’ day excursions and holidays, which seemed to be attracting a fair bit of attention from passers-by during my time there.
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