We are excited to announce that Jacqueline Dobson, President of Barrhead Travel, has been awarded an Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award at the Agent Achievement Awards.
Jacqueline started her career on the shop floor, where she eventually went onto manage the department. She was then later put in charge of launching the Longhaul and Cruise Departments in Barrhead Travel’s Superstore in Glasgow. This period also saw her establish a successful tour operating department that saw Barrhead Travel charter British Airways aircraft to take its customers to the Mediterranean.
From there she progressed into a director role, before eventually becoming President last year after her friend and long-term colleague Sharon Munro stepped down.
In Jacqueline’s official announcement she said: “I’m absolutely shocked. I can’t believe it. To be up there with a legend like Andy Harmer, I’m speechless.
“I started off with Barrhead Travel when we had just 60 staff and now we have about 70 stores throughout the UK. This is the best industry to be a part of and it has the best people in it, I just love it.”
“Travel Leaders brings investment, expertise and the resource we never had before, but what’s important is that we have continuity and retain our ethos and our culture and the connection with our customers.”
We are absolutely delighted for Jacqueline and have seen first-hand the excellent leadership she has put in at both Barrhead Travel and Brilliant Travel. We can’t wait to see what the future holds.