Everyone within our business understands our purpose and the role each and everyone of us plays in achieving it. It means we don’t just come to work to do a job, we come to work to make a difference. Our purpose is…
“To remove the stress of booking, managing and undertaking business travel by making corporate travel better for everyone.”
As a family owned business, our values are part of everything we do, giving our customers a unique experience of trust and partnership.
The Mathew Good Foundation
The Matthew Good Foundation was established in 2011 when the Good family and company directors decided that the company had more to offer society than its core commercial activities. It would allow employees working within the John Good Group of companies to support charitable causes they are passionate about. The Matthew Good Foundation was named after Matthew Good following his sudden death whilst taking part in a charity run. Matthew was a Director of the John Good group of companies and was dedicated to the family business and everyone within it. The Foundation’s concept embodied his principles, values and commitment to employees.
The foundation will match funding raised by Good Travel Management employees and their families for local or national charities.
Supporting a local charity or community project with which an employee has direct or indirect involvement.
Supporting employees to start up their own grass roots community or charitable project.
We donate a percentage of our profits into the foundation every year to support employees and their immediate family in charitable and community work, fund-raising and supporting positive projects in the community.
We’re always on the lookout for passionate and motivated people to join our team. If you’d like to join a forward thinking company with a strong heritage and family values, we’d love to hear from you.
We believe where you work makes a big difference to how you feel. Designed to increase collaboration, our offices are open plan to create a culture of openness and we even have a dedicated chill out room for our employees to relax in when they need some time out of their day.
We value our team and believe in training and investing in our people so they can build a rewarding, challenging and fulfilling career. We have our own training academy and work in partnership with local colleges to deliver apprenticeships in business travel throughout the UK. We offer great opportunities for advancement and encourage promotion from within wherever possible. Our retention levels demonstrate both the loyalty and commitment of our people and we are proud that many have now been with us for 10 years or more.
Contributory Pension Scheme
Generous Holiday Entitlement
Free Tea & Coffee
Staff Days Out
Great Working Environment
If you’d like to work for us but can’t see a suitable role, please get in touch so we can keep you posted on future opportunities and you never know, we might be able to create a role that could use your skills. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love nothing more than being externally recognised for the great work of our team (other than delighting our customers of course!). We’re proud to have received numerous awards over recent years including:
North and East Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards,
Best Large Commercial Building (Good Travel Management Head Office)
Uniglobe Service Excellence Award
Today we provide high-quality, professional and personable travel management solutions to growing small and medium-sized businesses from a diverse range of industries throughout the UK.
Our parent company, the John Good Group, was founded in 1833, originally as a shipping company, which continues today. Becoming a full travel management company was a natural step for the business with the advent of air travel, and the John Good Group acquired an IATA license in 1946, which is believed to be the longest established IATA license in the UK.
Since then we’ve grown organically and today, employ 50 people within our team.
We’re really proud of our history and heritage, and despite our continuous growth, we’re still a family-owned company. Our values are at the heart of everything we do and help us create a culture and service that we’re all proud to be a part of.
We know working in partnership is essential to effective travel management. As well as working in collaboration with our customers, we partner with other like-minded companies who can offer services to complement ours and make managing travel and expenses even better for our customers.
Kevin is our managing director and leader of the business as well as being a Director of our parent company John Good and Sons Ltd. Responsible for our operations, customer service, sales, marketing and employee engagement, Kevin ensures the entire business understands our purpose and lives and breathes our values every day. Kevin leads a dedicated and passionate team who strive to make a difference to our customers’ businesses.
Kevin has worked in the business travel industry for over 30 years, including 20 years at one of the UK’s largest travel management companies. In his spare time, Kevin takes an active role in the local community by volunteering for a local youth and music club. He is also a trustee of the Matthew Good Foundation, a charitable foundation that is funded by the John Good Group and its employees.
Julie is responsible for all operational aspects of the business including customer service and implementation. Julie has over 20 years’ experience in the business travel industry and joined our team in 2009 after spending several years at one of the world’s largest travel management companies.
Julie’s passion for our business is infectious and she leads a fantastic team that strives to make a real difference to our customers every day.
David is responsible for our proposition and ensures our products and services evolve to meet the needs of our customers. David has worked in the business travel industry for over 20 years including senior roles within large travel management companies and technology providers across account management, implementation and product development.
HEAD OF SALES, MARKETING & ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
Wayne is responsible for the business development strategy and offerings to both existing and new clients. He works with his team of dedicated professionals to deliver new business growth to Good Travel Management and ensure we continue to delight our customers. Wayne has over 20 years’ experience of international sales and account management leadership built within the airline and global travel management sector.
Julie is responsible for overseeing all accounting functions and auditing requirements for Good Travel Management including Accounting and Credit Control. Julie has over 42 years’ experience in the Financial Services sector and joined our team in 2015.
Provide a service we are proud of…
We’ve built our business on delivering an exceptional service to everyone we work with whether they’re customers, colleagues, business partners or suppliers. We aim to make every interaction with our business a positive and rewarding experience by providing service excellence and treating people the way we’d like to be treated ourselves.
Support each other and work together…
We encourage teamwork, it makes us all better at what we do and makes every day more fun too. Respecting and supporting each other is part of our great culture that we all love being part of. We have an open and enjoyable working environment where talent and hard work are rewarded and people have the opportunity to achieve their personal goals.
Make long term business decisions…
We are committed to the long-term, profitable future of our business and aim to achieve sustained growth that provides enhanced value to customers and industry partners and opportunities for our people. This is reflected in all the business decisions we make.
Always seek to improve…
We’ve created a culture that encourages innovation. We ask our teams to challenge the status quo and welcome new ideas. It ensures we’re always improving and gives employees the opportunity to help drive our business forward.
Be a responsible member of the community…
By creating a sustainable and responsible business, we create long-term careers for people within the communities we work, however, our reach goes much further than that thanks to our foundation. We support our employees in their contribution to local charities and causes as well as national charities, give percentage of our profits to the foundation and discount our services for charitable organisations.