10/04/2014 - Business expansion sees new role at Lucketts
Business Development Executive appointed
Tony Tabner (pictured) is a man on a mission, switching his focus from successfully selling sea travel to extolling the benefits of luxury coach transport.
Joining the team at Lucketts Travel Group, Tony is relishing his new role as Business Development Executive, setting out to help grow the corporate, education and public sector markets served by the Fareham based firm.
Most recently working at Condor Ferries, Tony has a wealth of experience in a variety of sales roles in the travel, tourism and leisure markets - seeing off the challenge from other sales specialists keen to work with award winning Lucketts Travel Group.
Lucketts is a family run company that started in the travel business over 80 years ago. With a fleet of more than 100 modern luxury coaches, it is now the leading south coast coach travel operator offering coach hire and corporate travel, along with an unrivalled selection of holidays and day excursions.
The company, which includes Worthing Coaches and Coliseum Coaches, also has a series of high profile contracts with local colleges, schools and large companies. It's a part of the business that Paul Barringer, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Lucketts Travel Group, believes Tony can help develop.
Welcoming Tony to Lucketts purpose built HQ and driver training facility in Fareham, Paul said "With his experience and enthusiasm I have no doubt Tony will be very successful in securing new business from right across our catchment area. The creation of a Business Development role is part of our ongoing growth and development, demonstrating our desire to continue to take the business forward with new customer acquisition".
Lucketts Travel Group offers a variety of education and workplace travel schemes that help reduce congestion, pollution and hassle. Recently awarded the highest ratings for safety and service, the business specialises in offering tailor made travel for long term contracts and private coach hire.