Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has made a number of key appointments to its UK sales team.
Edwina Coppock will be key account manager for the South from October, and joins Uniworld after 11 years as head of trade sales at Titan Travel across its touring and river cruise product. She previously held roles at Hidden Croatia, Holiday Options, Kuoni and more in a career that has spanned 30 years in the industry.
Lucy Hone – formerly of Uniworld as well as Scenic and Fred – has returned from retirement as sales manager for the South.
Margaret McCorriston has joined as sales manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland, having previously held roles at Planet / Iglu, Minoan Group and Barrhead Travel. She will be responsible for bolstering the key accounts in the two countries, in response to an increase in luxury business from those markets.
Angela Sloan, Head of Sales, for Uniworld in the UK, said: “The new appointments are not replacing lost head count, they are building on the strong foundations we already have in place, and will enable us to grow our business and that of our partners by continuing to provide industry-leading customer service.
“Edwina, Lucy and Margaret already know and love the Uniworld brand, having worked with and travelled with us for many years. They bring highly relevant experience and extensive contacts in our space so they are a perfect fit and can hit the ground running. We look forward to welcoming them to the team.”
In a joint statement, Edwina, Lucy and Margaret said: “We can’t wait to get out on the road and talk to agent partners about Uniworld, which really is the best in class in river cruise.
“For our partners, it’s a great time to be working with Uniworld, with some fantastic agent fam opportunities, benefits and pricing, and with lots to look forward to on the back of a bumper summer season and a very promising 2023.”