Meet The Team

  • Tim

    After leaving school at 16, Tim joined travel firm Page & Moy which specialised in bespoke group holidays and in trips to major motor racing events. He moved to British Midland Airways and then onto Fairville Travel (later renamed Neilson Travel).

    Tim always dreamt of owning his own business, so in 1986 he set up Barton-Knott Travel in the Nook in Anstey, Leicestershire, where he is still at the helm today.

    One of Tim’s great passion’s is rugby and Barton-Knott Travel soon became involved in travel for the annual European tournament which the top flight clubs in Great Britain, Ireland, France and Italy played in. Over the following years, Barton-Knott Travel has provided travel for the majority of the major clubs and still works with many Premier League Rugby clubs today.

    Tim also enjoys skiing and has skied all over Europe, USA and Canada.

    Tim’s favourite holiday destination is Rio de Janeiro (and the harbour in Toulon on match day!)

  • Lee

    Lee has been with Barton-Knott Travel for 19 Years but has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years.

    Lee’s ability to deliver excellent holidays to suit his individual customers is second-to-none and in 2011 Lee became Retail Director at Barton-Knott Travel. He loves his role believes that the best feeling is building up great relationships with his clients.

    “Planning tailor-made itineraries to suit each individual’s requirements and budget it is a real pleasure. I have been very lucky to have seen a lot of the world, but there are still plenty of places to keep on exploring, learn about different cultures, and then pass on my experiences to help others.”

    Lee’s specialist areas are: Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South Africa, & USA. He also specialises in tailor-made itineraries and luxury holidays.

    Destinations Lee has visited so far include: New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Canada, Dubai, Egypt, Mauritius, Maldives, South America, and various Caribbean Islands, plenty of USA cities, along with numerous Mediterranean Resorts and many European Cities.

  • Nikki

    Nikki has over 20 years experience working within the travel industry. She also began her career at Page and Moy, before moving to Ilkeston Co-op Travel & then to Virgin Holidays.

    However, Nikki missed life as an independent travel agent, so she joined Barton-Knott Travel in 2016 and has become a valuable member of the team.

    Nikki’s gets great satisfaction from arranging dream holidays for customers, particularly Honeymoons or short trips away. Her favourite destination is Barbados, because of the beautiful beaches and friendly people; “Joining in with the locals at Oistins on a Friday evening is always so much fun!”

    Destinations Nikki has visited include France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Tunisia, Egypt, Caribbean islands and Mexico.

  • Rebecca

    Rebecca or ‘Bex’ as she is more commonly known as has been with Barton-Knott Travel for over 4 years and has over 18 years experience in the Travel industry.

    Like Nikki and Tim, Bex also began her career at Page and Moy and has worked for Expedia and Tui, where she has gained her knowledge of European holidays, worldwide tailor-made itineraries and cruises

    Bex enjoys talking to customers and finding out their requirements and turning their dreams into reality!

    Her favourite place has to be Mexico; “I have been there five times. I love the beaches with turquoise waters, along with beautiful Mexican cuisine and a lot of contrasting excursions.”

    Destinations Bex has visited include Spain, Cape Verde, Turkey, Cyprus, numerous Caribbean Islands and America.

We specialise in

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    • Family
    • Wedding & Anniversary
    • City breaks
    • Spa & health breaks
    • Exclusive, bespoke and tailor-made
    • Solo travel
    • Adventure travel
    • Travel for the less mobile


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    • Low cost reservations
    • Members of IATA
    • Agent for full service legacy airlines
    • Whole aircraft charter
    • Executive small aircraft and helicopter charter


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    • Sea cruises
    • River cruising
    • Inland waterway holidays


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    • Small group touring
    • Touring in larger numbers
    • Independent touring
    • Door-to-door service


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    • 15 years experience of travel for professional teams
    • Pre and mid season training camps
    • Player movement
    • Player visas

    Sports Travel

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    • Company trips
    • Car Hire
    • Hotel reservations
    • Visas
    • Conference planning
    • Incentive and Merit award programmes

    Business Travel