Scotland’s largest independent travel company is to create 100 jobs in a 1 million expansion.
Barrhead Travel, which currently employs about 850 staff, has announced plans to create a mix of full and part-time jobs at stores in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and contact centres in Larbert and Cumbria.
There are also plans to open three new stores in Edinburgh later this year that will lead to more jobs. It follows increased demand within the business, the company said.
Around 30 of the new positions are to be based in Glasgow stores, 15 in Edinburgh with 20 each in Larbert and Cumbria. The rest of the positions will be made up by modern apprenticeships and homeworker roles.
Barrhead Travel chief executive Sharon Munro said: “As we grow and develop as a business, it’s vital for us to invest in job creation.
“We are very proud to be in a financial position which allows us to invest more than 1 million in creating 100 new jobs across Scotland and the north of England.
“Our aim is to assemble the best possible teams of people across each of our specialisms and to provide customers with an unparalleled travel offering.
“The level of investment and the number of jobs we are creating demonstrates that we are continuing to grow the business and strengthen our team.”