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Management Team

Elaine Holmes

Managing Director - Sports/Groups Division

Elaine has over 30 years’ experience in the professional travel industry and has been a long-term figure in the senior management team at Traveleads, working in a variety of roles within the company – leading to her present responsibilities for the leadership and direction of company strategy. Elaine is one of the pioneers of the quality of service initiatives which dominate our client relationships and ensure long-term partnerships with so many of our customers.

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Judi Everatt

Finance Director

Already having a strong travel background, Judi joined Traveleads in 2013 to strengthen the Board team in terms of financial and analytical support as the company’s activities continue to grow, and has great rapport with many of our clients who seek bespoke or customised solutions to meet their individual needs in terms of the data and reporting we supply.

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Operations Team

Carol Newton

Partner Relations Director

Carol has worked at Traveleads since leaving school – but we can’t tell you when that was, suffice to say it was more than 20 years ago! Joining as a trainee in the business travel division, Carol has had operational and management roles throughout her time at Traveleads and now is our “go-to” person in terms of daily operational matters, as well as having key responsibility for supplier liaison. Carol’s customer service standards are the highest you will find, and her goal is to always be looking for ways to improve the client experience.

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Eric Edwards

Client Services Director – Sports & Groups

Eric has worked at Traveleads for over 20 years and across all of our divisions, in operational and management roles, and is now the key liaison contact for all of our many sports clients – working closely with them to ensure that their competition and training calendars are closely managed throughout the year. An absolute perfectionist in the fine detail of project planning, Eric wins great plaudits from many of our sports clients for the way he assists their project teams to plan and execute first class travel plans for often large numbers of people.

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Jan Telford

Business Administration Manager

Jan has spent 38 years working in the travel industry. She spent the first twenty years working for various airlines.  It was whilst in an airline sales role that she got to know Traveleads, developing a strong relationship with us before joining the company in 2001.  Jan looks after the personnel side of the business, along with hotel supplier liaison, and Quality Manager. She also looks after the travel arrangements of some specific clients and carries out a host of other duties that keep the office running smoothly on a day to day basis.

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Emma Louise Forrestall

Corporate Travel Manager (Leeds)

Emma has worked in the travel industry for over 23 years in a variety of roles and joined the Traveleads family in 2004 as our Meeting and Events Coordinator before becoming our Business Travel Manager in 2016. Emma leads and motivates the team to deliver excellence in customer care, professionalism and technical standards at all times whilst retaining a team ethos and working in a mutually supportive manner.



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Lesley Cochrane

Corporate Travel Manager (Scotland)

Lesley joined the Traveleads Edinburgh team in February 2014.  She has a wealth of experience with over 30 years in the travel industry.  She has a passion for getting things right ‘first time’ and in doing so, coupled with her extensive experience of the travel industry and managing people, continues to lead our happy team of consultants to deliver the best of customer service experiences to our clients, and more!

She is well known and respected throughout the industry by her peers and is a great asset to Traveleads.  BTW, she LOVES chocolate!

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James Mitchell

Head of IT

James has been at Traveleads since 2006, spending 10 years as a developer before moving into management. James has experience working with various technologies from multiple providers and maintains great relationships with suppliers in all sectors. Technology and Security are extremely important to Traveleads, and we look forward to James and his team protecting our customers and our business as the landscape of IT, with all the opportunities; threats; and innovations, continues to evolve.

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Phil Whitney

Head of Onboarding

Phil Whitney is a Prince2 Qualified Project Manager.  With over 15 years industry experience he now heads up our online and implementation team.  Phil prides himself on clear, well communicated processes – understanding the importance of engaging with clients to establish their requirements and deliver on all objectives.  Phil has led the successful implementation of over 200 clients including a number of leading UK charities, UK Government Departments, Infrastructure organisations, Professional Services and more recently a number of sporting institutions.

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Sales Team

Paul Priest

Sales Manager Groups and Sports

Paul has over 25 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry having previously worked in the travel department for Leeds United Football Club and Director of Sales at the Queens Hotel.  He is a true sports fanatic with a passion to deliver elite travel management, so that you can concentrate on delivering elite performance.

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Sally Cassidy

Head of Sales

Sally heads up our sales team providing a wealth of experience in travel management and business travel solutions, she has worked with clients across a broad spectrum of industries and looks forward to bringing her expertise to your organisation. Sally is just a passionate about your business as she is about ours and welcomes any opportunity to learn more about your people and the many benefits Traveleads can offer them.

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Pamela Yeoman

Area Sales Manager (Aberdeen)

Pamela joins Traveleads with a strong sales background and particularly enjoys taking ownership of the sales cycle and providing excellent customer service. With extensive experience in the oil & gas industry Pamela is keen to help energy companies and other businesses in the area maintain a more cost efficient, streamlined approach, to travel management

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Richard Bruce

Area Sales Manager

With over 20 years sales experience, Richard was delighted to join the Traveleads team in December 2018.  Richard’s customer focussed approach has seen him build a fantastic reputation in the Scottish market.  He is extremely excited to bring his customer centric focus to Traveleads and to ensuring every one of his clients get the value and service they deserve.


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Kieran Ingham-Burroughes

Area Sales Manager

Kieran has over 15 year’s experience within the travel industry.  He works hand-in-hand with companies to help transform their travel experience, better manage costs, drive travel policy compliance and proactively assist with enhanced Duty of Care for travellers. Kieran has worked with customers from a wide range of sectors and looks forward to sharing his corporate travel expertise with you!


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Lisbeth Griffiths

Area Sales Manager

Lisbeth has been winning new business, supporting clients and establishing successful partnerships in travel for over 15 years – she doesn’t look old enough!  Whether you are a growing SME or an established business, Lisbeth’s success across a range of corporate sectors and sizes, combined with her customer focus and passion for technology, makes her a perfect fit for our Traveleads family.

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Maggie Monteith

Director of Corporate Travel (Scotland)

Maggie has been the face of Traveleads in Edinburgh since we first opened our office there, building long lasting partnerships and great friendships with our customers across Scotland. Maggie’s enthusiasm for customer service and exceeding client expectations is apparent in everything she does, believing that bigger savings start with better account management. We’re probably slightly biased but we believe Maggie is one of the best account managers in the business, but don’t just take our word for it, contact Maggie to find out how your business could benefit from working with the professionals.

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Mark Jackson

Account Manager - Scotland

Mark has joined the fantastic Traveleads account management team and is based in Edinburgh working alongside Maggie Monteith. Mark’s positive and ‘can do’ attitude will help drive long lasting customer relationships and whilst professional in his role, he feels that a personable approach and learning about your business is key to providing the best possible customer satisfaction. With meticulous attention to detail and a passion for new technology, Mark is a great addition to our Traveleads family.

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Alison Carpenter

Director of Corporate Travel (England & Wales)

For over 30 years I have been on a journey of personal development within this robust and dynamic travel management company. I have been afforded great opportunities to strengthen my aim of delivering excellent customer service experiences to a wide business market. My current role allows me to engage with amazing business leaders, entrepreneurs and start ups, – all with the same aim of growing their organisations in challenging times. I am delighted Traveleads is their chosen travel partner to help them achieve these goals.


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Elizabeth Kirkbright

Account Manager

Elizabeth Kirkbright works alongside Alison Carpenter in our Leeds office, making the move from business travel consultancy to account management after almost 10 years with Traveleads.  Having worked exclusively in business travel for over a decade Elizabeth is a corporate travel guru and offers a seemingly endless array of travel industry knowledge, that she is keen to share with our clients.

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Travel Consultant Team

Heidi Campbell

Sports Travel Consultant

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Lee Johnson

Sports Travel Consultant

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Sarah Gecsei-Holt

Sports Travel Consultant

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Claire Jackson

Sports Travel Consultant

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Michelle Dixon

Sports Travel Consultant

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Sharon Casey

Sports Travel Consultant

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Julie Corbridge

Sports Travel Consultant

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Paul Walker

Sports Travel Consultant

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Catriona Nunns

Sports Travel Consultant

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Natasha Leybourn

Sports Travel Consultant

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Kelly Handforth

Business Travel Consultant

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Donna Jennings

Business Travel Consultant

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Elexia Threapleton

Business Travel Consultant

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Graeme Simpson

Business Travel Consultant

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Emma Nuthall

Business Travel Consultant

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Jacqui Wilkinson

Business Travel Consultant

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Julie Todd

Business Travel Consultant

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Jennifer Harden

Assistant Manager (Edinburgh)

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Beverley Elliott

Business Travel Consultant

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Gideon Scott

Business Travel Consultant

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Lauren Leslie

Business Travel Consultant

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Amanda Mcallum

Business Travel Consultant

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Karen Dempster

Business Travel Consultant

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Fiona Cameron

Business Travel Consultant

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Andrea Campbell

Business Travel Consultant

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Jacqui Booth

Meetings & Events Consultant

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Annette King

Business Travel Consultant

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Debbie Adams

Business Travel Consultant

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Nancy Wright

Business Travel Consultant

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Elaine McMurtrie

Business Travel Consultant

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Helen Malcolm

Business Travel Consultant

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Anna Morris

Head of Technology & Business Integration

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James Houtby

Online Support Team Manager

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Paula Reilly

Online Support

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Angela Gaunt

Online Support

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Lewis Dinsdale

Online Support Apprentice

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Moni Jonusa

Accounts Manager

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Pam Stevenson

Purchase Ledger Clerk

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Sylvia Hunt

Sales Ledger Clerk

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Chloe Ashton

Accounts Assistant

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