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About Howzat Travel

Howzat Travel is the UK's NUMBER ONE England Cricket Supporters' Tour Operator.

 

Meet the team

Ian Kerr
Ian - a huge England cricket fan - is the founder of Howzat Travel and has clocked up more air miles than the average person through watching England play cricket all over the world. Ian had the idea to start Howzat Travel after travelling to South Africa to watch England's Test Series in the winter of 2004. Building the team around him, the business grew and Ian was able to quit his banking business development job in 2007 to manage Howzat Travel full time. Today, Ian heads up the team with his entrepreneurial drive and holds lots of the business' key relationships with travel partners and key cricket figures all over the world. He has also led many of our tours and is now a familiar face amongst England cricket supporters. Ian is looking forward to following his beloved Leicester City in European adventures, inbetween spending time with his family and nights by the lake fishing for carp.

Favourite Howzat Travel moment:
"With so many to choose from its knowing where to start! I guess one of my absolute highlight’s was celebrating my 30th birthday in St Lucia and being invited along to the ‘Sir Vivian Richards golf tournament’. The field of golfers included lots of West Indian and English Cricketing greats and teeing off with the likes of Richards & Lara will be something I always remember."

 

Steven Eatherington
Steve has been part of the Howzat Travel team since its inception, and his preceding career saw him occupy key marketing and communications roles in organisations including Experian, ITV Sport and Unisys. He has a very organised, meticulous nature and is heavily involved in pretty much every aspect of the day-to-day activities at Howzat HQ, whether it’s the tour planning and building, website management, marketing and communications, sales, customer service and all the (boring) financial and administrative stuff. Steve often conducts the pre-tour inspections and when it comes to the tours themselves, as well as tour managing the odd smaller tour, he will also usually be on the ground for a portion our large tours to oversee operations, host events and support our tour managers. Steve lives in the Vale of Belvoir and is a keen runner – and a member of Nottingham’s Holme Pierrepont RC - so in his time away from the office you are likely to find him on the trails, roads and muddy fields of the Vale training for his next marathon or ultra.

Favourite Howzat Travel moment:
"Day four of the Sydney Ashes Test, January 2011. Mitchell Johnson arriving onto the pitch to sounds of the Barmy Army singing "He bowls to the left, he bowls to the riiiiiiiight….” Bowled out for a golden duck and immediately departs the pitch to the same song."

 

Carl Sutton
Carl joined the Howzat Travel team on a permanent basis in June 2013 having first travelled to the Caribbean in 2009 as a customer. Prior to moving into the travel industry, Carl spent just under 20 years with Barclays undertaking a variety of different roles in Personal, Premier and Business banking. This was followed by four years at Mars Petcare UK working in Supply Logistics. As Tours Director Carl is a regular feature on tour either behind the scenes co-ordinating our larger groups or as a tour manager. Historically he has also completed pre-tour inspections in Australia and the Caribbean. On a day-to-day basis you’ll find Carl taking calls, responding to emails and spending many hours on tour preparation to ensure we continue to deliver outstanding travel arrangements for our customers. Away from the office Carl invests lots of time at his beloved Kegworth Town CC where he’s played (and continues to play!) since he was 8 years old and is currently Chairman and Secretary! Away from the cricket field he’s a big music fan and also enjoys a couple of pints in the local!

Favourite Howzat Travel moment:
"Has to be Boxing Day 2010 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. After losing heavily in Perth and the series level at 1-1, Australia were bowled out for just 98! England closed the day 157 without loss to set up a crushing innings win and retain the Ashes in Australia for the first time in 24 years.”

 

Charlie Baker
Charlie joined Howzat Travel in 2015 straight off the back of completing a Journalism degree at Leeds Metropolitan University, having already helped out in the office on several previous occasions. Charlie supports the team with website content, marketing & communications, tour planning and administerial duties... He also brings with him a huge passion for cricket, having played for the county and numerous teams around Leicestershire during his youth and Headingley CC in Leeds during his University years.

Favourite Howzat Travel moment:
"Basking in the Cape Town sunshine with the Howzat Travellers to enjoy the morning of day two at Newlands as Stokes and Bairstow put on one of the best shows the games ever seen! A real 'be there' moment..."

 

The rest of the team
The faces below will likely be familiar to Howzat Travel customers... meet our tour managers!

Des Newton

Maggi Gibson

David Stewart

Stephen Newman

Karen Newman

Nick Joyce

Ross Parry

Helen Brown

Phil Brown

Jenni Brown

 

Bob Buckler

Garth Ethleston

Gordon Bacon

Katy Hanby

 


Howzat Travel Limited is registered in England and Wales.
Company registration number: 05589009
VAT number: 946 6710 94
Registered Office: The Pavilion, Friars Well Estate, North Drive, Wartnaby,
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 3HQ

 

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