Meet The Team

Scott Pawley

Scott Pawley

Managing Director

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Peter Griffin (Family Guy)
What are you afraid of?
Wee Jimmy Krankie, what’s that all about?
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Don‘t care, as long as I’m with my wife, kids and golf bag
What superpower would you like?
The power to mumble under my breath without my wife still understanding what I just said
What song can’t you live without?
Comfortably Numb, Pink Floyd
What’s your greatest achievement?
Working with all these women and staying sane
If you were a food, what would you be?
Cheese, because I’m cheesy!
What is your claim to fame?
Sharing a room with Mark “Lawro” Lawrenson ex Liverpool and MOTD pundit after England v USA game in South Africa……don’t ask!
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Hobnob
What’s your perfect day?
On the golf course without my family

Natalie Pawley

Natalie Pawley

Director

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Captain caveman
What are you afraid of?
Davros leader of the daleks – which my son delights in showing me pictures of, to see me squirm
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Maldives
What superpower would you like?
Invisibility – then I can see what the children get up to at school without them knowing!
What song can’t you live without?
Land of make believe by Bucks Fizz – a classic!
What’s your greatest achievement?
Climbing the Sydney harbour bridge and not being too shaky
If you were a food, what would you be?
Custard filled Krispy Kreme doughnuts – just because I love them!
What is your claim to fame?
My great uncle is Billy Smart of Billy smarts circus
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Rich tea, it’s the only biscuit to dunk
What’s your perfect day?
Relaxing in a spa or afternoon tea at a posh hotel

Paul Baker

Paul Baker

Sales Director

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Hong Kong Phooey
What are you afraid of?
Heights
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
New Zealand
What superpower would you like?
Time travel
What song can’t you live without?
A Town Called Malice by the Jam and Nothing by Sade!
What’s your greatest achievement?
Three of them – my children
If you were a food, what would you be?
Kobe beef
What is your claim to fame?
As a teenager playing in a football tournament in Belgium against Ajax, Feyenoord & Standard Leige
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Hobnob
What’s your perfect day?
Taking my kids on a cycle ride, followed by a round of golf, a slap up meal afterwards and a few drinks purely for medicinal purposes.

Kelly Packington

Kelly Packington

Operations Director

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Willow the wisp
What are you afraid of?
Spiders
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Cayman Islands / Fiji / Las Vegas!!
What superpower would you like?
Shapeshifting
What song can’t you live without?
Any song from the sound of music!!!!
What’s your greatest achievement?
Making it through the 90’s
If you were a food, what would you be?
Sushi
What is your claim to fame?
Surviving the night on a bed of Ice at The Icehotel in the village of Jukkasjärvi
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Yes please!
What’s your perfect day?
Being with friends & family

Chris Meredith

Chris Meredith

Business Development Manager

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Top Cat
What are you afraid of?
Heights
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Maui
What superpower would you like?
Time Travel
What song can’t you live without?
What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye – Sailing by Christopher Cross – Learning to Fly by Pink Floyd
What’s your greatest achievement?
Being a stepdad to my stepson Adam
If you were a food, what would you be?
Mature English Cheddar
What is your claim to fame?
I worked as a marketing consultant to Brentford FC in 1990
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Hobnob
What’s your perfect day?
Playing a round of golf with my close friends, sitting in the sunshine with a latte

Kelly Baker

Kelly Baker

Business Development Manager

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Micky Mouse
What are you afraid of?
Snakes
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Maldives – Heaven on earth
What superpower would you like?
To fly
What song can’t you live without?
Diana Ross – I’m coming out
What’s your greatest achievement?
Flying across the mexican jungle on one of the world’s longest zip lines – and with my kids!
If you were a food, what would you be?
Walnut whip!
What is your claim to fame?
I featured in an episode of ‘Waking the Dead’ (NOT as a corpse!)
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Rich Tea
What’s your perfect day?
Sunbathing on the front of a yatch soaking up the sun while my husband and kids swim and snorkel in the sea

Chris Burkitt

Chris Burkitt

Facilities Manager

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Popeye
What are you afraid of?
Heights
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
USA
What superpower would you like?
Fly
What song can’t you live without?
You dirty old, egg sucking dog by Johny Cash
What’s your greatest achievement?
Getting away with this for do many years!
If you were a food, what would you be?
Tuna pasta bake
What is your claim to fame?
Changed Lonnie Donegan’s car tyre
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Hobnob

Jane Marrison

Jane Marrison

Senior Travel Consultant (Team Leader)

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Eeyore from Winnie the Poo
What are you afraid of?
The boss (only joking Scott)
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Dubai but that may change after my next holiday.
What superpower would you like?
To be able to fly. It would save me a fortune on air fares.
What song can’t you live without?
It would be easier to tell you songs I can live without but if I have to choose 1 it would be Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
What’s your greatest achievement?
Having my children (aaaagh)
If you were a food, what would you be?
Chocolate Praline cos i’m hard on the outside and soft on the inside.
What is your claim to fame?
Sitting on a plane behind Steve Harris from Iron Maiden and his family. We spoke to them and didn’t know who they were at the time.
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Hobnob (no contest)
What’s your perfect day?
Having all my housework done for me and my dinner cooked.

Nick Krender

Nick Krender

Global Travel Jets

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Danger Mouse
What are you afraid of?
Rhinos – it’s a long story!
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Caribbean
What superpower would you like?
The ability to fly
What song can’t you live without?
Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd, greatest guitar solo ever
What’s your greatest achievement?
My work of course!
If you were a food, what would you be?
A hot chilli pepper
What is your claim to fame?
Drinking the last can of beer from Sting’s fridge, he wasn’t happy!
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Hobnobs
What’s your perfect day?
Walking with my fiancé and dogs on the beach

Anjali Randeria

Anjali Randeria

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Tweety
What are you afraid of?
Enclosure
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Mauritius & Nyanga (Zimbabwe)
What superpower would you like?
Go back in time
What song can’t you live without?
Ed Sheeran – Thinking out Loud
What’s your greatest achievement?
Being a Mum
If you were a food, what would you be?
It has to be Steers – Spare ribs – love them
What is your claim to fame?
Meeting Scott Pawley
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Rich tea – I love dunking them
What’s your perfect day?
Sunshine

Debbie Humphries

Debbie Humphries

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Bender from Futurama
What are you afraid of?
Wasps
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Shanghai
What superpower would you like?
To read peoples minds
What song can’t you live without?
Don’t stop me now by Queen
What’s your greatest achievement?
Still having the same friends from School (at my age!)
If you were a food, what would you be?
A roast dinner
What is your claim to fame?
Still waiting
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Rich tea as a better dunker
What’s your perfect day?
By the sea with family and friends

Deepa Tailor

Deepa Tailor

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Tasmanian Devil
What are you afraid of?
Spiders
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
San Francisco
What superpower would you like?
Mystic Meg
What song can’t you live without?
112 – Only You
What’s your greatest achievement?
Working in travel
If you were a food, what would you be?
Chocolate
What is your claim to fame?
Being taken over by GTM
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Hobnob
What’s your perfect day?
The day I win the lottery

Hayley Woodcock

Hayley Woodcock

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Spike from Tom and Jerry
What are you afraid of?
Spiders
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Dorset/New Forest/Christchurch
What superpower would you like?
Vampire/Mortality
What song can’t you live without?
Cyndi Lauper– Time after Time
What’s your greatest achievement?
My 2 dogs
If you were a food, what would you be?
Rare steak
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Hobnob
What’s your perfect day?
A summers day down by the coast with my Fiancé and dogs, beach walk and lunch with a view

James Spiers

James Spiers

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Simon’s Cat
What are you afraid of?
Dead people
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Malaysia
What superpower would you like?
Healing
What song can’t you live without?
Katy Perry – Firework
What’s your greatest achievement?
Making it this far…
If you were a food, what would you be?
Sachertorte
What is your claim to fame?
Served Pussy Galore, Slept next to Gwen Stafani, and called Eddie Izzard ‘Madam’.
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Are we talking Chocolate coated or Plain???
What’s your perfect day?
Autumnal Country walk followed by a roast dinner in a pub.

Jane Tolefree

Jane Tolefree

Accounts Department

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Penelope Pitstop
What are you afraid of?
Maggots, especially the ones found in green tubs in my fridge
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
With the kids – camping at sandy balls without the kids – Sri Lanka
What superpower would you like?
To be able to stay awake past 10pm every night
What song can’t you live without?
What a wonderful world
What’s your greatest achievement?
Flying around the world in 72 hours on standby, in fancy dress whilst raising money for a childrens charity
If you were a food, what would you be?
Mashed potato and gravy
What is your claim to fame?
Being filmed by the BBC sound asleep a the test cricket match on TV
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
None, pringles for me
What’s your perfect day?
Christmas day with the family

Janice Bennett

Janice Bennett

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Penelope Pitstop
What are you afraid of?
Insects
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Costa Teguise Lanzarote
What superpower would you like?
Invisibility
What song can’t you live without?
Mr Brightside – The Killers
What’s your greatest achievement?
Ask me again in January
If you were a food, what would you be?
Chocolate Eclair
What is your claim to fame?
I was an extra on Byker Grove
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Rich Tea
What’s your perfect day?
Any day with nothing planned so I can do as I please

Jo Platt

Jo Platt

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Tweety Bird
What are you afraid of?
The dark
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Anywhere with Mr Darcy
What superpower would you like?
To fly
What song can’t you live without?
Bohemian Rhapsody
What’s your greatest achievement?
Surviving this far
If you were a food, what would you be?
Mackies ice cream
What is your claim to fame?
Being weightwatcher of the year
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Either – as long as its with a cuppa
What’s your perfect day?
Shopping with the girls

Juliette Fowler

Juliette Fowler

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Shaun The Sleep
What are you afraid of?
Spiders
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Sorry can’t name but just one; Vietnam, Nepal, Peru and Tuscany
What superpower would you like?
The power to see around corners (note from editor WHAT!!!!)
What song can’t you live without?
Anything by Elvis, he’s THE KING
What’s your greatest achievement?
My children
If you were a food, what would you be?
Marmite
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Hobnob
What’s your perfect day?
A day out with friends and family washed down with lots of laughter and wine

Katie Brown

Katie Brown

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Tweetie Pie he is cute!
What are you afraid of?
Thunderstorms
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Maldives -Paradise
What superpower would you like?
To be invisible at certain points
What song can’t you live without?
Daft Punk – Around the World- My fav song ever!
What’s your greatest achievement?
Being short listed for young business travel professional of the Year
If you were a food, what would you be?
Jammie Dodger – Sweet with a soft heart
What is your claim to fame?
Meeting James Cordon on our Honeymoon for about 5mins in the departure lounge – ha
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Hobnob all the way
What’s your perfect day?
SPA Day to RELAX and Chill out

Lisa Gandon

Lisa Gandon

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Penelope Pitstop
What are you afraid of?
Spiders
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
ThaiLand
What superpower would you like?
To be invisible
What song can’t you live without?
I Should b so lucky lucky lucky lucky…
What’s your greatest achievement?
My children
If you were a food, what would you be?
Chocolate
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Neither as they don’t have chocolate on them
What’s your perfect day?
Day out in the sunshine with my family

Lucy (Errol) Flynn

Lucy (Errol) Flynn

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Side-show Bob
What are you afraid of?
Spiders
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Ibiza
What superpower would you like?
To be able to fly
What song can’t you live without?
Pink Floyd – Wish you were here
What’s your greatest achievement?
I have bungy jumped 3 times
If you were a food, what would you be?
Chinese Take-away (everyone loves a Chinese Take-away)
What is your claim to fame?
Met Ant & Dec a few times and had drink at Ant & Lisa’s house.
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Hobnob
What’s your perfect day?
Hot weather on a beach with my family

Mandy Roscher

Mandy Roscher

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
The Smurfs
What are you afraid of?
Spiders
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Can’t say I have one.
What superpower would you like?
To read minds.
What song can’t you live without?
Suspicious minds
What’s your greatest achievement?
Making it this far in life.
If you were a food, what would you be?
Spaghetti
What’s your perfect day?
Retail Therapy.

Michelle Page

Michelle Page

Logistics Consultant (Ticketing Department)

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Jerry from Tom & Jerry as he is a cheeky chappie
What are you afraid of?
Spiders!! Especially the big hairy ones
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
A cruise around the Caribbean followed with a stopover in Orlando
What superpower would you like?
To be able to fly…then I would not get stuck in any traffic jams!
What song can’t you live without?
Dancing Queen by ABBA… Loved that song from the age of 6
What’s your greatest achievement?
Having my gorgeous daughter – what a gift
If you were a food, what would you be?
Carrot Cake… Its naughty but nice
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Definitely Hobnob, but it has to be chocolate… Great for dunking
What’s your perfect day?
Spending it with my family

Preeti Kapoor

Preeti Kapoor

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Road Runner
What are you afraid of?
Spider
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Maldives
What superpower would you like?
I would love to be able to fly – it would save a packet on the flight costs
What song can’t you live without?
Aint Nobody – Chaka Khan
What’s your greatest achievement?
Being a mother
If you were a food, what would you be?
Popcorn – I just love it!
What is your claim to fame?
I have booked flights for David & Victoria
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Hobnob – but only if covered in chocolate
What’s your perfect day?
Spending the day in the hot sunshine relaxing by a pool somewhere exotic with my husband and my boys

Stephen (Steveo) Lanaway

Stephen (Steveo) Lanaway

Logistics Consultant (Ticketing Department)

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Wonder Warthog.
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Asia.
What song can’t you live without?
99 Problems.
If you were a food, what would you be?
Expensive.
What is your claim to fame?
Travelling to New York on Concorde and Henry Kissinger may have been on board.
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Jaffa cake.
What’s your perfect day?
Everyday above ground.

Valerie Heath

Valerie Heath

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Fog horn leg horn
What are you afraid of?
Spiders
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Disney Land
What superpower would you like?
To be able to fly
What song can’t you live without?
Valerie
What’s your greatest achievement?
Passing my driving test
If you were a food, what would you be?
Hot n Spicy pizza.
What is your claim to fame?
Being filmed for open univercity
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Hobnob
What’s your perfect day?
Get up late, fry up, pub, tv, wine

Vanessa Alparone

Vanessa Alparone

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Tom and Jerry
What are you afraid of?
The unknown
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Italy
What superpower would you like?
I would like to be a mind reader
What song can’t you live without?
Weather with you, Crowded House
What’s your greatest achievement?
Becoming a mum
If you were a food, what would you be?
Pizza cappricciosa!
What is your claim to fame?
Organising a holiday for Paul McCartney
What do you prefer, Rich Tea or Hobnob?
Rich tea
What’s your perfect day?
A spa day!

Yullah Rengasamy

Yullah Rengasamy

Senior Travel Consultant

Bio

What’s your favourite cartoon character?
Jerry mouse (Tom and Jerry)
What are you afraid of?
Failure/The unknown
What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Thailand
What superpower would you like?
Invisibility/Immortality
What song can’t you live without?
Adele – To make you feel my love
What’s your greatest achievement?
My son Sean
If you were a food, what would you be?
Marmite – Like or hate
What is your claim to fame?
Still waiting and hoping
What’s your perfect day?
Christmas day