Equalities Policy Statement

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Committed to equality of opportunity in employment and services

Norad Travel Group Ltd wants to create a culture where people of all backgrounds and experience feel appreciated and valued. It is totally committed to achieving equality of opportunity in service delivery and employment. Customers who access services, job seekers and employees will be treated fairly and without discrimination. Discrimination on the grounds of race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, marital status, sexuality, disability, age or any other unjustifiable criterion will not be tolerated.

The Norad Travel Group Ltd is opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination (including harassment of any kind). The Group through its Company Procedures will take appropriate action wherever instances of discrimination and harassment occur, in the delivery of services and in the course of employment. It will work effortlessly with its partners and employees to develop effective procedures and policies to combat all forms of unlawful discrimination and to share good practice.

The Group will fulfil its legal obligations under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Equal Pay Act 1970 (as amended 2004), Race Relations Act 1976 (as amended 2000), the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the Employment Equality (Sexuality) Regulations 2003, the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 and other European Union Employment Directives, such as that covering age.

Work with us

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JOIN US - YOU'LL BE IN SERIOUSLY GOOD COMPANY

The Norad Travel Group is firmly established throughout Southern England as a leading provider of travel services to both corporate clients and leisure travellers alike. Our reputation has been built on a service culture that champions excellence, integrity and innovation in everything we do, so it is no surprise to learn that we believe the secret to success lies in having the very best people across all of our teams.

And as an ambitious and rapidly expanding presence in the UK travel marketplace, we are always on the lookout for additional vibrant, hard-working and charismatic travel professionals, particularly those who instinctively go the extra mile for their customers.

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Press Centre

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Welcome to our press centre

We hope you find this a useful resource for viewing recent news including press releases and media coverage across our group.

Recent news stories

About the Norad Travel Group

Norad Travel Group is a full service specialist travel management and leisure travel organisation with headquarters in Liss, Hampshire.

Formed in 1981, we are members of the influential Guild of Travel Management Companies and partners in the Advantage consortium of independent travel agency companies. Chairman Mick Gibbs is also chairman of the Focus Group within Advantage comprising nearly 70 travel management specialists whose collective buying power is in excess of £10 billion.

Press enquiries:

In the first instance please contact:

Nicola Green
Marketing Manager
Telephone: 01730 897048
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Our CSR Commitment

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Managing our carbon footprint

Climate change and what the world can do to help protect the environment have never been more important. Corporate Social Responsibility is taking greater importance in industry with carbon trading and emission reductions high up on the agenda of many of our customers.

Working in partnership with The CarbonNeutral Company, the UK's leading climate change company, we assist our corporate customers to offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by their domestic and international travel by supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable projects around the world.

At Norad, we too are conscious about how we as a business can play an active role to reduce emissions and improve energy usage to ensure that we provide a continued safe and strong environment for our children and their children's children. We recycle all paper matter, cardboard and plastics and ensure these are taken away by specialists.

"Overall CSR is about making an impact on the community in which you operate, whether this is about responsible consumption of energy, in office recycling, or making more responsible travel decisions".

Working with the local community

Having a local community pressence is very important to us at Norad Travel Group. We often hold events such as coffee mornings and holiday shows in the local area which are always free entry and help promote local trade. As part of our community support we are commited to supporting a numer of local charities, events and clubs.

We are proud supporters of The Joe Glover Trust, a local children's cancer charity and sponsor their annual golf event. We also sponsor the annual Churchers College golf fundraising day.

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Norad Travel Group have sponsored local junior football team, Liss Athletic Scorpions, since 2017 where they started their first season as an under 8 squad. After a successful couple of seasons and several growth spurts, Norad are happy to sponsor the Liss Scorpions' kit and training jackets.

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Gearing for Growth


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News Release - 26 February 2016

 

Norad Travel Group has announced changes to its management structure and key personnel as it pursues Chairman Mick Gibbs’ ambitious growth plans for the expanded business. 

News Release - 2 March 2016


Norad Travel Group has underlined its growth intentions with the announcement that the company is to acquire an influential Northern Ireland independent agency. Enniskillen-based Erne Travel becomes the latest business to join the Group, following the successful assimilation of Howard Travel, the West Country holiday specialists bought in January last year.

Our Team

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Travel specialists at your fingertips

With 50 staff, the Norad Travel team is an experienced and professional network across the full travel spectrum. Hand picked for their unique skills and approach, employees work to deliver exceptional industry-leading services in both the corporate and leisure travel specialisms.

The company is led by an award-winning leadership team with the drive to make Norad Travel as good as it can possibly be.

Mick Gibbs - Chairman & CEO

Mick is the Group Chairman and majority shareholder of Norad Travel Group Ltd and brings to the team over 26 years of Business Travel and general management experience and the last 20 years in Senior/Directorate Roles including Pickford’s, Britannic, Portman Automobile Association.

Linda Foote - Managing Director

As Norad Travel’s longest serving Director, Linda has seen the company grow from its humble beginnings thirty five years ago to becoming one of the market leaders in today’s independent travel arena. As a key shareholder, Linda is responsible for the growth of all aspects of the business and takes a keen interest in the local communities across our sites in Hampshire, Wiltshire and County Fermanagh. We were proud winners of East Hampshire’s Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Business Awards in 2013 and are active members of the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.

Tara Foy - Finance Director

Prior to joining the Norad Travel Group, Tara spent nine and a half years working for a top 100 firm of Chartered Accounts where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant and gained valuable experience in all areas of accountancy, audit and tax. The opportunity of a new challenge led Tara to join the Norad team in August 2011 in a new role as their Financial Controller and relishes the extended remit to include our HR responsibilities.

Anna McGurk - Operations Director

Starting with Norad in November 2003, Anna has been instrumental in the successful growth of our business travel division. She is responsible for all aspects relating to the division including staff management, client relations, supplier management, system implementation and maintenance, management reporting and day to day financial reconciliation.

 

Vision and Values

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Our vision

To be the best in everything we do, to be highly regarded as a Group with excellence integrity and innovation at every point of contact with our people, customers and suppliers.

Our values

Excellence, Integrity, Innovation with a continuous open learning culture to deliver service, value and benefit.

To respect trust and work with honesty and openness create a business where our staff, customers and suppliers feel valued and want to contribute to improve our overall business proposition.

 

 

The Norad Academy

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Centre of Excellence

At Norad Travel Group we believe fervently in the promotion and development of youthful talent in order to grow our business and reputation as one of the UK's leading travel organisations.

Founded in 2012 the Norad Academy provides the structured framework within which our investment in the travel specialists of tomorrow takes root and flourishes.

Stepping onto the career ladder

It can be hard for young people breaking into the world of work, especially without A Levels or a degree-level education. The Norad Academy was created out of our vision to support the local community by offering young people an opportunity to succeed regardless of their education and background.

Hannah Codling and Chloe Gibbs were the first to embark on the scheme.

“My first perception of the academy was that it would take us a while to understand the industry and to be confident within the company however we have progressed at a fast pace and we have received all the appropriate training and learnt all the skills needed to work within the travel industry successfully.” Chloe Gibbs

“The biggest skill Norad has given me is probably the confidence to be able to interact with not only the clients, but with my colleagues too as I’d never been in this sort of working environment before.” Hannah Codling

Joining as trainee travel consultants they assisted clients with travel quotes over the phone and by email, but their ambitions reach further.

“My main aim is to continue working and improving my skills and knowledge within business travel to hopefully work up to senior level consultant.” Hannah Codling

If you are aged 17-19 years and would like to be considered for our next intake of academy students, please email your CV to Tara Foy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No experience or qualifications necessary.

 

We thank our partners for their generous support of the Academy.

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TripCase

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Organize all of your trip details and travel plans into one streamlined itinerary. TripCase lets you manage flight itineraries, hotel bookings, and rental car reservations in one app. Get airport terminal and gate information in one glance on your phone or Apple Watch, and receive notifications if there is a change to your flight. Great for business travelers and frequent fliers.

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