About Travel Trade Consultancy

Travel Trade Consultancy is an independent practice providing bespoke advice and services to new and existing businesses in the travel sector.

Since forming in 2004, we have assisted over 300 companies and as a practice, we have over 40 years’ experience in the travel sector working with a wide range of businesses from small start-ups to listed global corporates and ATOL Accredited Bodies.

We specialise in understanding the complex UK and European travel regulations including ATOL, ABTA and IATA. Whether you are starting your first travel business, or going through changes, we can provide advice and assistance.

We work closely with selected professional industry partners including accountants, insurance companies and lawyers, all of them travel experts. So we can provide you with a joined up service that covers all your advisory needs.

We offer a free initial consultation. We will provide you with a no obligation assessment of how we think we can assist your business. This will include an assessment of which licences and memberships are best for your business and which of our contacts could help your business grow.

Matt Purser - Director

Matt Purser founded Travel Trade Consultancy in 2004 and is an experienced consultant with expertise in travel regulations.

Before this, Matt had a 15 year career at the CAA where he held various positions across new applicants, ATOL licensing and crisis management.

Martin Alcock - Director

Before joining Travel Trade Consultancy, Martin was a Senior Analyst at the CAA in charge of a team monitoring the top 200 ATOL holding groups. He also developed some of the policies for reforming the ATOL regulations which were introduced in 2012 including Flight-Plus, ATOL Certificates and Accredited Bodies.

Prior to that he was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Simon Brodie - Director

Simon brings a wealth of travel experience following over 10 years working as an ATOL Analyst for the CAA’s Consumer Protection Group.

Simon was responsible for licensing a broad portfolio of ATOL holders ranging from the integrated groups, TUI Travel and Thomas Cook down to Small Business ATOL holders (SBAs).

Adam Pennyfather - Director

Adam joined TTC in 2015 after spending 5 years at a specialist travel accountants.
He gained extensive knowledge of the travel industry whilst managing a portfolio of various travel clients with turnover ranging from £1m to £650m.

Adam also has a unique insight into the CAA’s regulations whilst working on specialist assignments for the Civil Aviation Authority, including the licensing application process for ATOL Accredited Bodies and Franchises.