Long-haul specialist Holidaysplease is celebrating achieving record October sales last month, as well as taking on its 100th homeworker.
The homeworking agency held three inductions last month for 14 new homeworkers, including six former Thomas Cook staff, boosting its network to 103.
“October was a great month with regards to people coming onboard,” said Holidaysplease director Richard Dixon. “They are settling in and making sales. Our recruitment is ongoing, so we had people in the pipeline before the Cook failure, but obviously we’ve had a lot of interest from ex-Cook employees.
“Our recruitment is based around getting in the right people who will do well with us rather than chasing numbers for numbers’ sake, but at the same time it’s great to reach the milestone of 100.”
One homeworker inducted on a Friday made £10,000 worth of sales the following Monday, Dixon revealed.
The recruitment drive is part of a four-year growth strategy launched two years ago.
Dixon said Holidaysplease is aiming to reach between 110 and 120 homeworkers by March 2020 and 140 by March 2021.
To achieve this, the company has expanded its recruitment team and recently appointed new assistant team leader Katie Marklew.
Marklew, who joins Holidaysplease from Midcounties Co-operative Travel, will be on hand daily to support Holidaysplease’s homeworkers, and will also travel the country to assist them in person.
“She has got exactly the right skills needed to help our team grow,” Dixon added.
It comes as Holidaysplease celebrates 15% year-on-year growth in October sales revenue.
Its average sale price has also increased from £4,800 last year to £5,400 this year to date.
Dixon said it reflected the company’s focus on quality rather than quantity.