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Travel Counsellors has hired Jim Eastwood as global sales director.
He joins Travel Counsellors from Groupon, where he held a number of senior leadership roles, and was most recently the firm’s vice-president of sales for the UK and Ireland.
Eastwood also finished runner-up on the seventh series of BBC reality show The Apprentice in 2011.
In his new role, he will be responsible for driving Travel Counsellors’ sales internationally, with a key focus on the development of company’s expanding corporate travel division and the support provided to its Business Travel Counsellors and their clients globally.
He will also be working across all areas of the company including marketing, business development and recruitment to identify opportunities for growth and improvement.
Steve Byrne, chief executive at Travel Counsellors, said: “Jim not only has a wealth of experience and talent, but he also shares the ethos and values of the company, putting people and customers at the heart of everything. Jim also has considerable experience of working on a global scale, which will be crucial when it comes to supporting our 1,600 Travel Counsellors, including our corporate travel specialists, across the world.”
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