Ex-Shearings staff launch 2020 Travel Partners

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Following the collapse of Shearings owner SLG in May, long-serving employee Tricia Parry and colleague Andrew Sowry have launched a new business venture which promises a fresh approach to working. Tricia worked for Shearings for 17 years, latterly responsible for its river and ocean cruise programme.

The company offers services ranging from holiday programme planning, accommodation contracting, brochure launches, sales events, product training and proofing and copywriting. Tricia explained: “We would become a flexible extension of a company’s product team, whether an end-to-end service is required or shorter-term projects. We take pride in our in-depth knowledge of the UK and European holiday markets as well as a proven track record in delivering quality, profitable and value-for-money holidays to provide memorable experiences for holidaymakers.

“Our website – www.2020travelpartners.co.uk – gives a more detailed insight into the services we will be offering. After a launch via LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter we have received positive feedback and have received interest from operators. Obviously we are realistic that it is going to take some time for the travel industry to return to some normality, however we are ready and waiting!”