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What is it like going from employed, to self-employed?

Hear from Claire and Leanne

Claire Young and Leanne Golden both previously worked in high street travel stores. Claire joined us in 2017 whilst Leanne joined us after being made redundant from Thomas Cook. We spoke to them and asked all the burning questions about setting up business

Like what you see? Why not get in touch with us to find out more?

We've set up a dedicated phone number, which will take you directly to Darren or Jayne.

Give us a call on 0161 464 5040

We'll also be heading to a selection of UK towns and cities in February, where you'll be able to come and meet Darren, Jayne and other members of the team for an informal chat.

There will be no hard sell, and no expectation to join us afterwards. This is your chance to meet us and get a feel for what we do.

Meet us for a coffee

Come and meet us in a city near you for an informal chat about Travel Counsellors

Meet Us for a Coffee in Peterborough

If the collapse of Thomas Cook is still having an impact on how you feel about your career in travel, why not meet us in Peterborough?

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Coffee and a Chat | Meet Us in Leeds

If the collapse of Thomas Cook is still having an impact on how you feel about your career in travel, why not meet us in Leeds?

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Meet Us for a Coffee in Bristol

If the collapse of Thomas Cook is still having an impact on how you feel about your career in travel, why not meet us in Bristol?

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Coffee and a Chat | Meet Us in Leicester

If the collapse of Thomas Cook is still having an impact on how you feel about your career in travel, why not meet us in Leicester?

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Meet Us for a Coffee in Glasgow

If the collapse of Thomas Cook is still having an impact on how you feel about your career in travel, why not meet us in Glasgow?

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Coffee and a Chat | Meet Us in Birmingham

If the collapse of Thomas Cook is still having an impact on how you feel about your career in travel, why not meet us in Birmingham?

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Meet Us for a Coffee in Milton Keynes

If the collapse of Thomas Cook is still having an impact on how you feel about your career in travel, why not meet us in Milton Keynes?

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Coffee and a Chat | Meet Us in Manchester

If the collapse of Thomas Cook is still having an impact on how you feel about your career in travel, why not meet us in Manchester?

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Meet Us for a Coffee in Liverpool

If the collapse of Thomas Cook is still having an impact on how you feel about your career in travel, why not meet us in Liverpool?

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There's more to discover

The Varleys

Beyond the high street: meet the ex-retail agents now running their own successful travel businesses

We spoke to Leeds-based Travel Counsellor, Natalie Varley, who worked on the high street for 20 years before the introduction of new working arrangements left her feeling that she’d effectively been managed out of her part-time role.

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Be certain in Travel Counsellors

2019 was another record-breaking year for us at Travel Counsellors, and we rounded it off by picking up Travel Weekly’s coveted ‘Best Travel Homeworking Agency’ award. This award is particularly special, as it’s voted for by customers.

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Hayley O'Shea: Falling in love with travel again

Hayley O’Shea joined us in 2017 after the independent agency she worked for was taken over, and things changed. We spoke to Hayley, to find out how she took back control and set up her own business.

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Michelle Wilson: Changing my mindset and reaping the rewards

After joining us, Michelle challenged herself to change the way she worked; from selling third party suppliers to packaging together her own holidays and acting as the tour operator. Her life has changed unrecognisably since.

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Be empowered to run your business, your way

Travel Counsellors can flex our business model to suit their needs: working in teams, employing staff and sharing offices are just a few of the ways they can maximise their productivity.

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Video: Sharon Court - From Thomas Cook Manager to Business Owner

After 20 years at Thomas Cook, Sharon Court took the opportunity to set up her own business. She is now one of our top-selling franchisees, and her life has changed beyond measure.

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