Youhotels.com has today announced a new look agency sales team, with 3 new appointments and an internal promotion.
Current Head of UK Trade Sales Liz Garfield is promoted to the newly created role of Head of Commercial with immediate effect. In her new role, Liz will be responsible for new business development and commercial projects outside of the business’ current trade relationships.
Replacing Liz as Head of UK Trade Sales is Hannah Wheeler who joins from lastminute.com, where she held the position of DP Flights & Holidays Trading Manager. Prior to this, Hannah worked at Teleticket Flights for 7 years, most recently as Head of Sales & Marketing.
Kirsty Batchelor joins the group as Account Manager from Octavia travel and takes responsibility for day-to-day management of current trade accounts. Having spent 6 years as branch manager for Midlands Co-op travel Kirsty brings a wealth of ‘front-line’ agency experience to the team. Final new recruit Lisa Richards joins as Sales Coordinator and will support the team, in addition to managing group bookings.
Youhotels.com Managing Director, Matt Cheevers commented: “Our new look sales team is in place and raring to go. Hannah, Kirsty and Lisa have great experience between them and they will be focused on working closely with our trade partners. We have ambitious plans to grow our trade relationships in 2012 and I’m confident we have the team in place to meet these targets.
He continued: “I’m also pleased to promote Liz to the newly created role of Head of Commercial. Liz has been instrumental in the business’ success over the past 5 years and is fundamental to our plans moving forwards.”