Client List

Richard Atkinson and Stewart Lambert have advised a wide range of travel sector businesses and organisations on strategy and corporate finance. These include:

Africa Collection | All Ways Pacific | Andante Travels
Argus Capital | Association of British Tour Operators to France (ABTOF)
Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)
Barclays Capital | Brightwater Holidays | Castaways Travel
Chameleon Worldwide | Danos Haley | Discover Adventure
Discovery Collection| Discover the World |Edwin Doran Travel
Explorers Travel Club | Expedia | Expressions Holidays
Finance Wales | Golfbreaks | Heritage Group Travel
Journey Latin America | Macs Adventure | Martin Randall Travel
McCabe Travel | Momentum Travel | Oasis Overland
Palatine Private Equity | Rainbow Tours | Ramblers Holidays
Real Holidays | Red Savannah | Robert Broad Collection
Serenity Holidays | Ski Safari | Silk Road and Beyond
Specialist Tours | Sunvil | The Appointment Group | Travelclass
Travel Club Elite | Tribes Travel | Tui plc | Vintage Travel | WEXAS

Client Testimonials

Steve Allen, WEXAS 
“I have always been impressed with Stewart Lambert’s understanding of the travel sector and his competence in managing what can be complicated transactions. He has a very hands on and can-do approach and his advice is always clear and useful”

Edwin Doran, Edwin Doran Travel
 “Some people think they know it all. Invariably it costs them. That’s why you need to have a Richard Atkinson beside you, not only to help you with the negotiations but also to guide you through the processes.” 

John Rankin, All-Ways Pacific
 “Richard Atkinson was instrumental in the negotiation, preparation and final sale of our travel business. I feel confident that with his assistance we achieved maximum value for our company.”

Brian McGee, former owner of Explorers
 “The result achieved on exit exceeded all of my expectations. Most impressive was Stewart Lambert’s ability to create tension in the auction process to increase the price”

Alistair McCabe, McCabe Travel
“Richard Atkinson provided a breath of fresh air, helping us to see the bigger picture.  As a result of his intervention, we now have a clearer idea of where we are as a company, and more importantly, where we should be!”

Ian FinlayTui plc
 “Stewart Lambert brings an in-depth understanding of the sector and is an excellent negotiator while also understanding what is practical and achievable on a transaction”

Richard Rice, Ski Safari
Richard Atkinson’s outside view of our business and his rigorous approach to the numbers have been a hugely valuable input for us”

Philip Davies, Real Holidays
“The process began eighteen months before we were finally acquired. Richard Atkinson was instrumental in initiating the production of key management statistics, introducing more cohesion into the business to highlight its strengths, and working on areas where outside advice was required. We worked closely together to produce the initial prospectus, ensuring we had the vital financial and management information. He was assiduous in contacting our initial target list of prospects, setting up meetings, and providing guidance on follow ups. His role became even more important as we entered into negotiation with the three parties who put forward formal offers, and then as the link with legal and accountancy advisors.”