Fay Brighton (Branch Manager - Braintree)
I started my travel role with the Society as a Trainee Consultant and have worked my way up through the years to a management role. In 2010 I took a 4 month trip around South East Asia which has helped me specialise in this area in my job.
I am very passionate about travel and have been fortunate enough to travel to many destinations both through work and personally. Other than loving Asia, I also enjoy travelling to the Caribbean and have visited many of the different islands.
I love meeting new people and finding clients their perfect holiday is definitely one of the best parts of the job for me.
Chloe Brown (Senior Travel Consultant - Braintree)
I’ve had a keen passion for travel since being at school studying Leisure and tourism, then going on to Braintree college to study Travel and Tourism. I have now been working for Chelmsford star 8 years recently being promoted to Senior travel consultant after completing a team leader NVQ.
Over the years at Chelmsford star I have had the amazing opportunity of visiting various different destinations including; Sri Lanka, Dubai, South Africa, USA, Caribbean, Cyprus, Turkey, and Norway.
My specialist destination would have to be Malta. I’ve visited twice in the last 5 years and love it!
Donna Hyde (Senior Travel Accountant & Consultant – Braintree)
I have travelled to a variety of places including Rhodes, Corfu, Menorca, Paris, Belgium, Florida, Barbados and the Bahamas.
I've worked for the company since 1987 and moved to the travel department in approximately 1990/91.
Jade Konnoris (Travel Consultant – Braintree)
Hi, my name is Jade, and I have been working in the Travel industry for the past 10 years.
I have been lucky enough to travel to many different places, though I have barely made a dent in my own bucket list! I am very passionate about Travel, so inspired by different cultures, history and awe-inspiring scenery. I definitely have a case of wanderlust! So far, I have personally travelled to the USA for three months which was incredible.
I also had specialist training on many cities throughout the country I'm so fascinated by, and I love to recommend many amazing places to visit and experiences to make your trip even more memorable. I have also travelled to the Caribbean, Greece, Balearic Islands and Egypt an unbelievable 32 times.
Asia is next on my list! I love sitting down with people, talking to them and getting to know them, and then putting together the perfect package for them and their needs; a package or tailor made holiday or tour that they leave even more excited about. Nothing makes me happier than hearing all about their time away, when they return.
Helen Meacher (Travel Consultant – Braintree) :
Hi My name is Helen and I have worked in Travel for 12 years, 11 of those here at Chelmsford Star.
My favourite holiday destinations are Sardinia and Sicily for their fantastic cuisine, beaches & scenery.
I have toured the whole Island of Sicily and can recommend some amazing hotels there!
I love putting together tailor made itineraries for the USA, Far East & Australasia ensuring that all my clients' specific needs and requirements are met.
Cruise is another area I enjoy selling and I have been lucky enough to view a selection of ships to gain first-hand knowledge to guide my customers towards their perfect Cruise holiday.
Susie Hyett (Travel Consultant)
I have been in travel for over 36 years and started as an Administration Assistant, then progressed up the ladder to the role of Travel Consultant and last year I was nominated ‘Colleague of the Year 2017’ which was a personal achievement.
My passion is the Far East and Africa having been brought up in Singapore and have been lucky to go on several Safaris to South Africa and Kenya.
I absolutely love meeting people and pride myself on giving good customer service and finding them, in some cases, the holiday of a lifetime. The majority of my clients have moved with me wherever I have worked in the travel industry.