Galloway makes two new appointments

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(L-r) David Cattermole (Managing Director, Galloway Travel Group), Richard Smith (Group Operations Manager, Galloway European Coachlines), John Hadler (General Manager, Galloway Coach Travel) and John Miles (Commercial Director Galloway, Travel Group).
(L-r) David Cattermole (Managing Director, Galloway Travel Group), Richard Smith (Group Operations Manager, Galloway European Coachlines), John Hadler (General Manager, Galloway Coach Travel) and John Miles (Commercial Director Galloway, Travel Group).

John Hadler and Richard Smith are promoted to new roles in the businessGalloway Travel Group has announced the appointment of John Hadler as General Manager of Galloway Coach Travel. Additionally, Richard Smith has taken on the revised role of Group Operations Manager for Galloway European Coachlines.

Both John and Richard have been with Galloway for many years, and both will continue to report to Directors John Miles and David Cattermole (respectively) who will maintain their prominent positions within the organisation.

David Cattermole said “John brings his skills and experience to the new customer-centered role, working with our product development and sales teams to manage our continuing development. In addition, Richard’s appointment within the operational division will bring a renewed focus to our daily running of the multi-faceted business. I’m looking forward to working with them both as they challenge and develop our organisation.”

John added: “It is a very exciting time for the company and I am looking forward to the new developments in the pipeline. Later this year we plan to launch online booking for the rest of our coach holidays and we continue to add interesting or novel day excursions and holidays to our programme.

“For Richard, the growth in business brings logistical challenges. “With nine new vehicles added to the fleet in 2014, our increasing local bus routes, plus the demands of running National Express franchises, mean there is rarely a quiet moment! The new position is a reflection of the variety and pace of the logistics involved in running Galloway coaches and buses.”