Skills Holidays has been selected to take part in the new documentary series “Britain’s Secret Shoppers” to be aired on Channel 4 this month.
Filming and interviews were conducted from last August to November in and out of the office, in shops on the coaches and on tour with TV crews, business analysts and the show’s business experts, providing detailed analysis and developing new ideas alongside MD Nigel Skill and his team.
“The TV crew pretty much moved in, it’s surprising how much time goes into filming and making a TV show,” said Nigel Skill.
The host of the show is meat entrepreneur Justin Preston. Justin will go undercover as well as work with members of Skills Holidays team to help the business deliver great deals for their customers. Using secret focus groups Justin proves that sometimes customers really do know best and explores how Britain’s businesses can offer the best deals to super-serve their loyal customers and make a tidy sum themselves.
Asked what it was like being involved in a TV series, Nigel Skill replied: “It was an experience and an eye opener to say the least. I’m proud that all of the Skills team got on board with this project, pushing many outside their comfort zones and some of the tasks presented were quite bizarre, especially in front of TV cameras.
“We’ve all learnt a great deal in the past six months which I believe will give more people the confidence to choose Skills for their next holiday.
“We believe the series will help boost confidence in the coach tourism industry as well as our own business and help other operators improve along the way too.”
Skills will feature in the third episode due to air on February 28 at 2000hrs.