The Travel Trade Consultancy helps people and businesses working in the travel industry.
We have over 40 years’ experience in the business of travel, including time spent working for the UK regulator, The Civil Aviation Authority. As a result, we are uniquely placed to help find solutions to a range of complex regulatory and financial problems.
– launch new businesses and new products in new markets and obtain the necessary licenses, including ATOL, ABTA, and IATA.
– negotiate approval for major corporate changes with ATOL, ABTA, IATA and other important regulators.
– comply with changes to regulations, including the new Package Travel Regulations.
– arrange financial security such as bonding, trust accounts, ring fences, and insurance.
– solve a range of other travel specific problems related to merchant acquiring facilities, insurances, legal advice and TOMS VAT.
Meet the TTC Team
Matt Purser Director
An experienced consultant with expertise in travel regulations, Matt founded Travel Trade Consultancy in 2004. His expertise in this field comes from a 15-year career at the CAA where he held various positions across new applicants, ATOL licensing and crisis management.
Martin Alcock Director
Starting out as a qualified Chartered Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers Martin moved on to become a Senior Analyst at the CAA. He was in charge of a team monitoring the top 200 ATOL holding groups and also developed some of the policies for reforming the ATOL regulations.
He has been an owner and director of TTC since 2012, and he has advised on a wide range of engagements and major transactions. Martin is a regular industry commentator, and has shared his views on BBC News, The Wall Street Journal, The ABTA Convention and many other travel industry publications and events.
Simon Brodie Director
With over ten years working as an ATOL Analyst for the CAA’s Consumer Protection Group under his belt, Simon brought a wealth of travel experience to TTC when he joined in 2012. In his role at the CAA he 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 five years at a specialist travel accountants, where he gained extensive knowledge of the industry whilst managing clients with turnovers ranging from £1m to £650m. He offers a unique insight into the CAA’s regulations, obtained working on specialist assignments for them, including the licensing application process for ATOL Accredited Bodies and Franchises.