Former Beds With Ease head of sales Nicola Harper has been appointed to a newly-created head of operations and strategy role at The Travel Directors.
Harper, who was made redundant last month, told TTG she was looking forward to picking up where she left off with the trade in her new position.
"I’ve spent my career to date supporting agents, and this role enables me to implement new ideas and exciting initiatives," she said.
Harper added she was excited to help the homeworking agency, part of Aquilium Travel Group, "evolve, grow and revolutionise" its proposition.
TTG 30 Under 30 alumnus Harper started her career with Tui in 2007. She moved to Attraction World in 2013 where she was national account manager, before being appointed trade partnership manager at Thomas Cook.
She joined Beds with Ease as national account manager in October 2018, and later assumed the role of head of sales.
Chief executive Gary Pridmore said Harper’s appointment was evidence of the company’s intention to expand and ensure it is equipped to support its Travel Directors.
"Nicola will be responsible for growing the current administration and operations teams, and driving the business forward implementing new initiatives," said Pridmore.
"The strategy is to continue to expand our luxury offering through recruiting experienced travel professionals, with our unique offering enabling these experienced individuals to take the next steps in their travel career under our umbrella.
"Nicola’s appointment is a tremendous coup for our brand, and will see us move forward with new initiatives and support for our growing number of homeworkers and suppliers."