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Hays Travel gives second chance to Thomas Cook employees in Preston

Posted on - 10th November, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston Docks, Preston News
Thomas Cook in Fishergate after its closure Pic: Jack Dinsley
Thomas Cook in Fishergate after its closure Pic: Jack Dinsley

Hays Travel has flown in and saved the day for the former Thomas Cook employees based in Morrisons at Preston Marina.

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At the end of September it was announced that Thomas Cook would cease operations after they went into administration. There were around 9,000 people in the UK employed by Thomas Cook and around 600 high street stores.

It was confirmed in October that Hays Travel would be taking over 555 of the retail stores on the high street, including the outlet at Morrisons, and the Fishergate branch.

Hays Travel at Morrisons officially reopened in October with the four former Thomas Cook employees all rehired.

Kelly Edmondson and Gail Holland at Hays Travel Preston Marina Pic: Hays Travel Preston Marina
Kelly Edmondson and Gail Holland at Hays Travel Preston Marina Pic: Hays Travel Preston Marina

Manager of Hays Travel Mariners Way store, Gail Holland said: “We are all absolutely delighted to be offered our jobs back and to be given the chance to do what we all love to do after being out of work for several weeks.

“The support we have had from our Thomas Cook customers, new customers and the general public in Preston has been amazing. Everyone has been very complimentary about what Hays have done and we are confident that customers old and new will book with us as a result.”

Hays Travel Preston Fishergate has also opened and offered recruitment opportunities.

Read more: ‘Everything must go’ as Mothercare Preston prepares to close

What do you think of Hays taking over the Preston Thomas Cook stores? Let us know in the comments below.

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