Swords Travel welcomed the mayor of Merton, councillor Janice Howard, to open its first high street shop, in Wimbledon, last week.

The agency was set up in June 2016 and ran from Mark Swords’ home for 18 months before moving to offices in Wimbledon Park, where it hosts appointments with clients.

Pictured, from left, are Gary Lewis, chief executive of The Travel Network Group, of which Swords Travel is a member, councillor Howard, and co-directors Stuart and Mark Swords.