We recruit senior jobs in Travel and provide a range of additional services that help companies attract, retain and develop industry leading talent.
As dynamic as it is attractive, the travel industry encompasses an extremely wide range of roles, even at the upper levels. From car hire companies and tour operators, to cruise liners and online price aggregators, travel sector executives can find themselves leading all kinds of organisations.
What they all have in common is seasonality, increasing digitisation and operating with a high level of competition. Newcomers are constantly entering the travel sector and innovations always have the potential to upend markets, so no company in the travel space can stand still. You need leaders who meet fierce competition with answers and can find opportunities in the prevailing market conditions.
How can agp help you recruit candidates for a travel industry position?
With years of experience as a travel executive recruiter, we know exactly what it takes to lead in the sector. This ever-changing industry needs senior people who can not only adapt to shifting trends and unexpected bumps in the road, but also leaders who can inspire others to adapt. Travel company executives must be able to guide their team through good times and bad, providing reassurance, motivation and vision.
But to really understand what you need from a candidate, we’ll devote time to discussing the role in detail. That includes how the role fits in with your structure, your plans and wider business goals. Any candidate we recommend for a role will be someone who can move those goals closer to becoming reality.
We go beyond other travel retail executive recruiters, meticulously examining every tiny aspect of a candidate’s experience and skills base. This makes certain you get someone who precisely meets your requirements for a specialised role. What’s more, we’ll pay close attention to how they might fit in with your company culture, using psychometric assessments where appropriate. You need someone who can help your organisation grow, so that’s exactly who we’ll find.
Throughout the whole process, we’ll maintain complete transparency, discussing candidates and their merits with honesty – and helping you hire someone you can put all your trust in.
What type of travel positions do agp recruit for?
Our executive search services can apply to any high-level role. As long as it’s an executive role, we’re confident we can find you just the right person for the position. As experienced travel retail executive recruiters, we’ve been filling senior positions in the travel industry for years, matching exciting candidates to exciting roles.
CFOs, marketing directors, chief strategy officers, HR directors, chief technology officers…we’ve helped businesses hire them all.
Every organisation needs leaders with vision, honed decision-making skills and the ability to inspire others. And we can find them for you.
Our travel executive search consultants
Travel retail executive search firms don’t come with more experience than agp.
Tony founded agp in 2003, with the vision of securing the most valuable asset for his clients: exceptional board and director-level candidates across multiple industry sectors. Tony is proud to have one of the most coveted networks of senior retail executives across the UK and Europe, spanning FMCG, travel, fashion, luxury brands, supply chain, eCommerce and multi-channel.
Tony is also a Master Executive Coach, a graduate of the prestigious Henley Business School and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In addition, Tony has been recognised by Influence Digest as one of the top 20 executive coaches in London.
Sharon has been a director at agp since 2003, following a highly successful managerial career in banking and finance. She has helped agp to become one of the best providers of retail recruitment services and executive coaching.
Sharon has over 18 years of experience working with C-suite executives and now specialises in coaching and developing leadership skills for agp’s client base. She’s an expert in identifying strengths to build client’s resourcefulness and positive beliefs about themselves. Like Tony, Sharon is a graduate of Henley Business School and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
Our clients trust us to find the right person at the first time of asking
I have known Tony for some time both as a client and candidate and he never fails to impress. He quickly and efficiently understands the brief and then delivers strong candidates who have the necessary skills and expertise.
Tony invests time in both his clients and his candidates even when there is nothing specific to discuss. This is what makes him a great search specialist: he is approachable, engaging, warm and incredibly well-networked.
Past experience has always given me the perception that dealing with a head-hunter can be a long and time consuming business. However, with agp this certainly was not the case. From the initial discussion through to the final interview it was quick, efficient and enjoyable.
Tony is honest, open and easy to talk to. He gives you straightforward feedback at every step and a great deal of support during the whole process. It’s more like dealing with someone you have known for a long time, rather than a business transaction.
I also found that if Tony promised to call you or send something to you he did and it happened on time. You were never left hanging around, uncertain of what should happen next. He delivered everything as promised and in a most professional but friendly manner.
The final thing that surprised me was that Tony does keep in touch. He doesn’t just leave you to get on with it, he’s more like a trusted colleague than a recruitment consultant
Following a change in career direction, I was fortunate enough to work with Tony in some 1:1 coaching sessions. Tony’s style of coaching is excellent – he builds rapport easily and asks probing, perceptive questions that enabled me to clarify my thought processes.
His challenging but empathetic style really delivered for me. He encouraged me to self-reflect and recognise my underlying concerns. Once I had this clarity, he really helped me to identify and evaluate potential options and alternatives.
I came away from our coaching sessions with real insight into my concerns and a clear action plan to make the positive changes I needed.