Busi­nessWith A Good out­look for Vanessa’s team

Ayrshire Post - - BUSINESS -

An en­tre­pre­neur is set­ting am­bi­tious tar­gets after re­ceiv­ing na­tional recog­ni­tion for her work.

Vanessa Good, who runs her own travel com­pany, is win­ning rave re­views for her lead­er­ship at the age of 30.

Her firm, The Good Travel Com­pany, em­ploys seven peo­ple across two sites in Ayr and Dum­fries and has just reached the fi­nal of a UK- wide con­test for a £ 20,000 store makeover.

Vanessa, a for­mer Belmont Academy pupil, has taken up the reins of her fam­ily firm, which has also sold for­eign cur­rency for more than 10 years.

She said: “My dad, Richard, was a bit of a pioneer back when he set up Stone­field Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices.

“I take a lot of my in­spi­ra­tion from what he achieved.”

Vanessa, who is al­ready a busi­ness men­tor with the Prince’s Trust, heads up her firm from Ayr’s New­mar­ket Street.

She added: “There’s still an im­por­tant role to be played by in­de­pen­dent travel firms.

“Our busi­ness is cer­tainly strong at the mo­ment.

“Some­times there’s noth­ing bet­ter than the old- fash­ioned per­sonal ser­vice that cus­tomers want.”

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