October 29, 2019 @ 14:06 by Richard Dawson
Sunderland-based travel insurance providers Just Travel Cover are celebrating 20 years in business this year.
The company has grown from its high street base employing three staff members to being a multi-faceted business, employing more than 50 people today.
Just Travel Cover work with a range of insurers to find travel insurance solutions for holidaymakers of all ages, particular those with pre-existing medical conditions who may struggle to get insured elsewhere.
As well as launching a new website, Just Travel Cover have built up a national network of partners in the insurance and travel industries.
Andrew Jackson, who was general manager in 1999 when the company launched, is now managing director, responsible for building a team and vision for the future.
He puts the company’s success down to keeping pace with the changing demands of the modern traveller and highlights their strong track record of developing apprentices, something they were recognised for at the North East Business Awards last year.
He said: “We’ve always invested in our staff including a successful apprentice programme – apprentices bring a wealth of energy, diversity and talent which allows us to be innovative and proactive in our work.
“Many of the apprentices are still with us after a number of years, they’ve grown with the company and are now department or team managers.”
Earlier this year two new directors were appointed to the board as the company prepares for further growth in 2020.
Andrew added: “The addition of Daley and Isabel to the Board will add strength and value to the business as we progress with ambitious plans for the future.
“We’re excited for the future with the recent launch of our new website and plans to drive forward by developing travel insurance solutions via our call centre, digital platforms and network of insurance brokers across the UK.”
In what would be a “fantastic way” to round off their 20th year in business, Just Travel Cover have also been shortlisted for Best Travel Insurance Provider in the British Travel Awards.