Former army sergeant starts new Burnley travel business

A Burnley-born former army sergeant-turned corporate director has launched a new business travel management company in a bid to help Lancashire companies save time and money when arranging travel.

Steve Hall.
Steve Hall.

Based at Empire Business Park, Mint Business Travel was founded by Steve Hall after the success of its sister company, Mint Holidays, which launched last year to provide luxury and long-haul holidays to the general public.

With experience in various industry sectors - including handling the booking of travel, accommodation, and conferences for the largest UK and international businesses - former Towneley Technical High School student Steve originally trained as an electronics engineer during his 16 year in the army, where he also competed as an international athlete, training as a sprinter alongside Kriss Akabusi and racing at the highest level during the 1970s.

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"We are specifically targeting small and medium sized firms across the north west," explained Steve at the launch of Mint Business Travel. "With one call, a business can explain their requirements for travel in the UK or abroad and then we source the right flight or rail journey and hotel at the best prices – for free in most cases.

“Because we have access to 400 different suppliers, over 400,000 hotels worldwide, and all international and domestic airlines, we secure specially negotiated rates that normal companies can’t access and the internet can’t match," he added. "We also find the best rates for car hire, airport lounges and transfers, chauffeur driven cars and city taxis.

“Branching out into end-to-end business travel is a tremendously exciting move for Mint and we anticipate this sector quickly becoming our core business," he said. "Later in the year we will roll out our services to larger firms and will launch the next phase of our growth at Merseyside Business Expo on the 19th October.”

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