Travel Counsellors’ global head of sales promotions Mike Graham is to leave after five years with the company.

It follows an announcement in September by Travel Counsellors that it had begun a staff consultation at its Manchester headquarters as it battled the impact of Covid-19 on its business.

Graham announced on social media that his role is to be made redundant.

He said: “Many businesses within the travel industry (and externally) over the last six months have needed to re-evaluate their position to survive, reviewing staff costs and the need to reset.

“My role as global head of sales promotions for Travel Counsellors is to be made redundant, and this gives me (and many others) the opportunity to shine in a new working environment.”

He added: “I’ve enjoyed every minute, every hour, every Friday midnight finishing in peaks, working within the Travel Counsellor community.”

Graham thanked the network of more than 1,800 home-based Travel Counsellors for showing that being proactive and caring for their clients and for each other can “truly make a difference”.

Graham joined Travel Counsellors in 2015 from Celebrity Cruises, where he was strategic accounts manager.

He now hopes to secure a new role within the travel industry.

“I have been in the industry over 30 years and in an ideal world I’d like to stay in travel. With my experience at Travel Counsellors and more companies looking at home-based selling, this will hopefully stand me in good stead,” said Graham, who is also a trustee of charity Reuben’s Retreat, founded by wife Nicola in memory of their son Reuben.

Travel Counsellors’ staff consultation is due to finish at the end of this month.

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