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Mo Ogden

Mo Ogden

Sales Manager

Mo has been working with schools and colleges for the past 20 years organising educational travel and is fully committed to ensuring your tour meets your needs and requirements.

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Julie Smart

Julie Smart

Specialist Travel Consultant

Julie has worked in educational travel for 12 years and believes that listening is key when organising an educational tour. She also appreciates your busy schedule so will listen to any requirements you have in order to provide the right information and a tour to suit you, first time.

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Nici Smith

Nici Smith

Specialist Travel Consultant

Nici has been arranging educational tours for eight years and is committed to helping Art and Design and English and Drama teachers create the trip for younger pupils at a budget to suit them.

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Louise Barker

Louise Barker

Specialist Travel Consultant

Louise’s professionalism and willingness to deliver exceptional History trips mean teachers are confident from first contact, right through to enjoying the tailored trips.

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Shirley Stones

Shirley Stones

Specialist Travel Consultant

With over 30 years' experience working in travel, Shirley's expertise and attention to detail has enabled her to thrive as a Science, Psychology & Sociology trip specialist.

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Tracey Thornborough

Tracey Thornborough

Specialist Travel Consultant

Having worked in customer service for many years, Tracey has a strong understanding of how important it is to get things right for our customers.

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Nichola Dixon

Nichola Dixon

Operations Manager

Nichola has worked in educational travel for almost ten years – gaining experience about the importance of attention to detail and having a reliable point of contact during your trip.

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Jenny Clark

Jenny Clark

Tour Consultant

Jenny has worked in group and educational travel for over ten years – delivering worldwide Music tours, Art and Design, English and Drama, History and Language tours in the UK and Europe.

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Helen Hamer

Helen Hamer

Tour Consultant

Helen has worked in the educational travel for three years and understands how much planning and preparation is needed to ensure a successful trip.

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Rachel Fryer

Rachel Fryer

Tour Consultant

Rachel has worked in the educational travel industry for three years and is driven by the challenge of her role.

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Carole Burrows

Carole Burrows

Tour Consultant

Carole has been working in Educational Travel for seven years. Carole lived in Andalucía for a number of years, which gave her a great opportunity to travel and explore new languages and cultures.

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Kerrie Bilson

Kerrie Bilson

Tour Consultant

Kerrie has worked in the School Travel industry for six years. She began her career as a Tour Operations Assistant, which gave her a great knowledge and experience of the support Tour Consultants require.

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Julie Mulrooney

Julie Mulrooney

Tour Operations Assistant

Julie has recently joined WST having worked in the school travel industry for eight years.  Previously she worked in a secondary school for ten years and have witnessed at first hand the excitement and anticipation felt by pupils participating in a school tour, be it a day trip or a longer stay at home or abroad.

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Leanne Coy

Leanne Coy

Tour Consultant

Leanne has a strong background in travel and customer service having studied Tour Operations and Customer Service at college. She has worked in the travel industry for over 7 years now and continues to enjoy her work.

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Elleanor West

Elleanor West

Tour Operations Assistant

Elleanor provides a great deal of support to the operations team to ensure that all tours run as smoothly as possible. She recently gradutated from university where she completed a French degree.

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Julie Hampson

Julie Hampson

Office Supervisor

Julie has worked in the school travel industry for over 30 years and has gained a wealth of experience in helping teachers arrange their school tours.

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Aimee Doherty

Aimee Doherty

Finance Executive

Aimee has worked in educational travel for over ten years and has developed a great working relationship with all our suppliers. Her primary responsibily at WST is to ensure that we continue to build strong relationships with all our customers.

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Stephanie Mansley

Stephanie Mansley

Finance Officer

Stephanie joined WST last year and supports Aimee in ensuring all our supplier payments are covered on time. She also works with the Tour Consultants to make sure all customer financial paperwork is accurate and timely.

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Chris Derby

Chris Derby

Transport Executive

Chris has worked in the travel industry for 11 years and has developed great relationships with key travel suppliers including airlines, coach and rail providers.

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Sheelagh Clegg

Sheelagh Clegg

Contracts Manager

Sheelagh has worked in educational travel for 32 years. During this time she has travelled the world and built up life long relationships with a variety of suppliers.

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Nicky Martin

Nicky Martin

Product & Marketing Manager

Nicky has worked in educational travel for over 18 years and has the knowledge and passion for creating trips that reflect the needs of teachers at a price that is suitable for pupils.

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Christie Parr

Christie Parr

Product & Marketing Executive

Christie formed an interest for travel at a young age and decided to study Travel and Tourism at college. During the course she studied a Marketing module that inspired her to go on to study marketing at university.

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Duncan Barnes

Duncan Barnes

Product Manager

Duncan has over 13 years’ experience in travel and has a proven track record in developing innovative and quality educational programmes to complement and enhance classroom studies..

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Lewis Belfield

Lewis Belfield

E-Commerce & IT Consultant

Lewis has seven years’ experience in the Educational Travel industry and works closely with the Product & Marketing team to assist them in all online marketing processes. Lewis also handles the IT and communication systems.

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David Craven

David Craven

Non Executive Chairman

As the Non Executive Chairman of WST, David is responsible for working alongside the board to agree the set of core values that influence everything WST do.

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Deborah Beckett

Deborah Beckett

Managing Director

Deborah is head of the WST team – working with a number of school travel professionals to deliver an unrivalled educational travel experience.

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Sian Belfield

Sian Belfield

Customer Relations Director

Sian has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years, spending 18 of those in educational travel.

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Sarah Foden

Sarah Foden

Non Executive Director

Sarah has 25 years experience in educational travel as a senior manager and director – as well as developing innovative products in the performing and creative arts areas of learning.

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Dave Finch

Dave Finch

Financial Director

Dave has been a commercial accountant for over 30 years. After a two-year break from the industry he was keen to join a team of like-minded and passionate individuals to become the Financial Director of WST.

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