Independent Travel Experts (ITE), the homeworking division of The Travel Network Group, has made the first of several new appointments as part of their growth strategy, with Steve Evans joining as a Homeworker Support Executive. Already a homeworker with the Group, Evans has many years of travel experience in both retail and tour operating.
ITE Managing Director Gary Gillespie said:
“This role is integral to our success, and that of our homeworkers, both existing and new. It follows feedback from our homeworking community on what kind of support they valued most.
“Our homeworkers, like everyone in the industry, have worked tirelessly to look after their customers throughout the pandemic, but with many of them taking on extra jobs to supplement their income, it’s been a stressful time both physically and mentally. With the market now returning to pre-pandemic levels, we wanted to provide our homeworkers with dedicated additional support to help regain their confidence, brush up on their skills, and kick-start their businesses.
“Steve will focus on supporting and nurturing our ITE homeworkers by providing both group and 1:1 mentoring to ensure that every homeworker’s business achieves its potential. He will also contribute to all aspects of our homeworkers’ wellbeing and achievement. Steve will continue to trade as an ITE homeworker too which gives him a unique perspective. We are delighted to welcome him into our team”
“After a tough 2 years working for Amazon to make ends meet, whilst still keeping my travel business afloat, I was over the moon to be offered this role. I’m looking forward to helping the team achieve their goals.”
“We currently have a central business development resource, but as part of our expansion, we are also recruiting for Business Development Executives who will help create bespoke development plans and provide ongoing social-media and marketing training and advice to every ITE homeworker. Additionally, they will take an active role in recruiting new homeworkers as we grow our Independent Travel Experts brand.”