Classic Collection and Classic Package Holidays has restructured its trade sales team at a time when the company says agents need support more than ever.
Phil Shipman has joined as Strategic Account Manager Consortia and New Business. He previously worked at Ikos and Sani Hotels.
After seven years as Account Manager North East, Ali Bull becomes Strategic Account Manager for Homeworkers, reporting into Strategic Business Development Manager, Gemma Lazenby who has responsibility for all core agency accounts.
Classic has also introduced a new trade support team headed up by Jo Moran who has been with Classic Collection for over 16 years, and reports into Trade Partnership Sales Manager, Natalie Adams.
The operator has also introduced five regional sales managers to support its agent partners nationwide.
Agency Sales and Marketing Director Si Morris-Green said: “We believe that the new structure offers full support to our agent partners, including marketing, training and full business development.
“We recognise that each trade partner with whom we work is different and may need support in different ways.
“Our new structure gives us the flexibility to support all types of agents from homeworkers, retail, and larger scale businesses. Our highly motivated team are focused on delivering the best possible support for all our agent partners.
“There’s never been a time when our agents have needed us more and this new structure allows us to meet all their needs.’