Lucy Grace
Lucy Grace

just for groups!

Sales & Marketing Executive

I joined The UK Holiday Group in 2010 and worked in the marketing department overseeing both Grand UK Holidays and SunriseDirect brands. I’ve always worked in the Travel industry and had varied roles throughout my career, after graduating in 2008 from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Business Management.

Returning to work part-time after the birth of my first child, I joined the just for groups! team developing our marketing strategy which includes our popular ‘Deal of the Week’!

I joined The UK Holiday Group in 2010 and worked in the marketing department overseeing both Grand UK Holidays and SunriseDirect brands. I’ve always worked in the Travel industry and had varied roles throughout my career, after graduating in 2008 from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Business Management.

Returning to work part-time after the birth of my first child, I joined the just for groups! team developing our marketing strategy which includes our popular ‘Deal of the Week’!

Sally Clarke
Sally Clarke

just for groups!

Sales Executive

I am the company’s first ever, and longest standing, employee! I joined in 1984 when we were just Grand UK Holidays and worked with highly motivated and entertaining individuals thriving to provide the perfect holiday experience for their customers.

I have gained so much experience over the years and faced many exciting challenges as a member of just for groups! sales team, preparing ‘tailor-made’ holidays for a wide variety of groups taking them to destinations all over the world.

I am the company’s first ever, and longest standing, employee! I joined in 1984 when we were just Grand UK Holidays and worked with highly motivated and entertaining individuals thriving to provide the perfect holiday experience for their customers.

I have gained so much experience over the years and faced many exciting challenges as a member of just for groups! sales team, preparing ‘tailor-made’ holidays for a wide variety of groups taking them to destinations all over the world.

Hannah Spearman
Hannah Spearman

just for groups!

Sales Executive

I started my career at a small chain of independent Travel Agents based in East Anglia, working my way up the ladder to Assistant Manager. Sadly they went into administration but I soon found my way back into the travel sector when I joined just for groups!.

I really enjoy my role here and I have made great progress looking after many of the groups we assist by creating tailor-made holidays for them. I deal with all types of groups which include U3A’s, Active Retirement Associations and National Trust groups.

I started my career at a small chain of independent Travel Agents based in East Anglia, working my way up the ladder to Assistant Manager. Sadly they went into administration but I soon found my way back into the travel sector when I joined just for groups!.

I really enjoy my role here and I have made great progress looking after many of the groups we assist by creating tailor-made holidays for them. I deal with all types of groups which include U3A’s, Active Retirement Associations and National Trust groups.

Nikki Stephenson
Nikki Stephenson

just for groups!

Sales Executive

I accidentally found my way working in the Travel Industry after booking a family holiday in my local travel agents when the staff encouraged me to apply for a consultancy job they were recruiting for! Needless to say, I got the job and loved it.

In 2014 I applied for a position at just for groups! which I am thoroughly enjoying. It’s proven to be an exciting challenge helping put together the perfect tailor-made holiday for my groups which I find to be incredibly rewarding.

I accidentally found my way working in the Travel Industry after booking a family holiday in my local travel agents when the staff encouraged me to apply for a consultancy job they were recruiting for! Needless to say, I got the job and loved it.

In 2014 I applied for a position at just for groups! which I am thoroughly enjoying. It’s proven to be an exciting challenge helping put together the perfect tailor-made holiday for my groups which I find to be incredibly rewarding.

Maureen Quinn

just for groups!

Sales Development Manager

After years of teaching at schools across the country I decided it was time for a career change. More by luck than judgment, I happened to find a job as Group Travel Coordinator for Yorks Group Travel, which suited me down to the ground.

When the company went into liquidation just for groups! came to the rescue and I was so pleased as that meant I did not have to disappoint my groups. It has been an exciting change and I am now working with many more groups helping create their perfect holiday.

After years of teaching at schools across the country I decided it was time for a career change. More by luck than judgment, I happened to find a job as Group Travel Coordinator for Yorks Group Travel, which suited me down to the ground.

When the company went into liquidation just for groups! came to the rescue and I was so pleased as that meant I did not have to disappoint my groups. It has been an exciting change and I am now working with many more groups helping create their perfect holiday.

David Lote

just for groups!

Sales Development Manager

I started my career as a trainee accountant but soon left to become a Bus Conductor with the National Bus Company where, in my 17 year stint with them, I acquired a PCV license and worked my way up to be a Special Products Manager.

My next moves involved managing a group of coach companies and travel shops, then onto become Group Sales Manager for Longleat House & Safari Park and then a Group Sales Executive for Bowen Travel Group before finally joining just for groups! in 2012.

I started my career as a trainee accountant but soon left to become a Bus Conductor with the National Bus Company where, in my 17 year stint with them, I acquired a PCV license and worked my way up to be a Special Products Manager.

My next moves involved managing a group of coach companies and travel shops, then onto become Group Sales Manager for Longleat House & Safari Park and then a Group Sales Executive for Bowen Travel Group before finally joining just for groups! in 2012.

Cheryl Barnard
Cheryl Barnard

just for groups!

Sales Executive

I’ve recently moved from London where I previously worked for Cosmos and Going Places before moving to Norfolk and working for Archant in the Weddings department, however, I found myself missing the lure of travel and so applied for the role here at just for groups!

We’re a growing team and I was brought in to assist with that growth, not only liaising with our existing group leaders but developing new relationships and expanding our customer database and reach and I am really enjoying the diversity we get from our groups.

I’ve recently moved from London where I previously worked for Cosmos and Going Places before moving to Norfolk and working for Archant in the Weddings department, however, I found myself missing the lure of travel and so applied for the role here at just for groups!

We’re a growing team and I was brought in to assist with that growth, not only liaising with our existing group leaders but developing new relationships and expanding our customer database and reach and I am really enjoying the diversity we get from our groups.

Carol Files
Carol Files

just for groups!

Administration Coordinator

I’ve had a varied and interesting career, which included running my own ski business before joining the just for groups! here at The UK Holiday Group.

I started here in 2004 and my role helps to incorporate my love for travel! I work closely with the rest of the team to ensure the administration is all up-to-date and assist with the smooth operation of the business to ensure our customers get a first-class service.

I’ve had a varied and interesting career, which included running my own ski business before joining the just for groups! here at The UK Holiday Group.

I started here in 2004 and my role helps to incorporate my love for travel! I work closely with the rest of the team to ensure the administration is all up-to-date and assist with the smooth operation of the business to ensure our customers get a first-class service.

Simon Larke
Simon Larke

just for groups!

Administration

Before joining just for groups! in 2007 I worked for KLM Airlines which saw me travel to many different European destinations, including a stint where I was based in Amsterdam.

I started as part of the sales team before moving over to administration where I have developed an in-depth knowledge of the whole customer journey, which is extremely helpful in my role, and I get great satisfaction from the appreciation we are shown by group organisers whilst assisting them with the arrangements for their holiday.

Before joining just for groups! in 2007 I worked for KLM Airlines which saw me travel to many different European destinations, including a stint where I was based in Amsterdam.

I started as part of the sales team before moving over to administration where I have developed an in-depth knowledge of the whole customer journey, which is extremely helpful in my role, and I get great satisfaction from the appreciation we are shown by group organisers whilst assisting them with the arrangements for their holiday.

Alison Forte
Alison Forte

just for groups!

Sales Executive

During 2016 I was delighted to return to The UK Holiday Group after a 15 year break. I am so pleased to now be part of the just for groups! sales team.

I previously worked  within the company concentrating in promoting Agency Sales through  many Travel Agents across the East of England, West Midlands, London and South East.  I also had the pleasure of experiencing coaching holidays first hand as I worked for Grand UK Holidays as a Tour Manager on a few UK tours.

I have always had an interest in travel and have travelled to several countries including Dubai and the Dominican Republic.  However, there are numerous places in the UK I have visited which were also memorable such as the Peak District, Scotland and also the South Coast.  There are so many places within the UK I now wish to discover especially after talking to some of my group leaders who have visited interesting and fascinating places some of which I never knew existed!

just for groups! are a pleasure to work for as we pride ourselves in providing a friendly, professional and personal service to groups. This is the ideal job for me as I enjoy liaising with group leaders, hoteliers and tourist attractions and then piecing together like a jigsaw a tailor made holiday.  I feel already I have made several friends with group leaders which is wonderful as we work together to create the perfect group holiday.

During 2016 I was delighted to return to The UK Holiday Group after a 15 year break. I am so pleased to now be part of the just for groups! sales team.

I previously worked  within the company concentrating in promoting Agency Sales through  many Travel Agents across the East of England, West Midlands, London and South East.  I also had the pleasure of experiencing coaching holidays first hand as I worked for Grand UK Holidays as a Tour Manager on a few UK tours.

I have always had an interest in travel and have travelled to several countries including Dubai and the Dominican Republic.  However, there are numerous places in the UK I have visited which were also memorable such as the Peak District, Scotland and also the South Coast.  There are so many places within the UK I now wish to discover especially after talking to some of my group leaders who have visited interesting and fascinating places some of which I never knew existed!

just for groups! are a pleasure to work for as we pride ourselves in providing a friendly, professional and personal service to groups. This is the ideal job for me as I enjoy liaising with group leaders, hoteliers and tourist attractions and then piecing together like a jigsaw a tailor made holiday.  I feel already I have made several friends with group leaders which is wonderful as we work together to create the perfect group holiday.

Dora Berecz

just for groups!

Apprentice

I’m currently studying Level 3 Business Admin and have joined just for groups! to gain some work experience and help progress with my qualifications. I have a clear role, which is to help provide support to the department.

I already feel part of the team and can see that the role I have been given is really beneficial and making an impact which is very rewarding for me. It’s still early days, but so far I’m very much enjoying the work, which is complimentary to my studies and confidence building.

I’m currently studying Level 3 Business Admin and have joined just for groups! to gain some work experience and help progress with my qualifications. I have a clear role, which is to help provide support to the department.

I already feel part of the team and can see that the role I have been given is really beneficial and making an impact which is very rewarding for me. It’s still early days, but so far I’m very much enjoying the work, which is complimentary to my studies and confidence building.

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