Scotland business

Barrhead Travel 'to create 100 jobs'

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Holiday firm Barrhead Travel has announced plans to create 100 new jobs across Scotland and the north of England.

The Glasgow-based company said it would create full and part-time posts at stores in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and contact centres in Larbert and Cumbria.

They include modern apprentice and salaried homeworker roles.

Barrhead said the move was in response to increased demand across several areas of the business.

The firm, which currently employs 850 staff across the UK, also plans to open at least three more stores in Edinburgh in the coming months.

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 £1m 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."

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