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Travelworld journey just magic for Harry

From receptionist to photographer, salesman to buyer – and plenty in between – there’s not many roles within the Travelworld business that Harry Price hasn’t turned his hand to.

Harry was just 16 when he began his Travelworld odyssey as a Saturday receptionist at the company’s old base in Telford.

It wasn’t long before he was helping in the office while at college and he soon discovered a flair for taking photos of the motorhomes for the website, along with listing the specifications of each vehicle.Harry at Düsseldorf 2019

Summer holidays were spent preparing vehicles for shows across the country – sometimes 25 at a time.

Harry was later involved in the handover of vehicles to customers before he began his degree in Business Economics at Sheffield Hallam University, during which time he continued working on the Travelworld website.

In his third year of university he was offered a placement within HYMER’s marketing department.

Düsseldorf 2019 Group Shot

Harry, the nephew of Travelworld MD Ross Edwards, said: “I was based with HYMER in Bad Waldsee and it was an amazing experience.

“I worked within the marketing team and was involved in various shows, including sending 80 motorhomes to the legendary Caravan Salon Dusseldorf.

“That involved everything from stand build to graphics and prepping the vehicles. That really helped enhance my knowledge of the products.”

Covid-19 brought his time in Germany to an early end so he returned to Travelworld where he focused on sales and, more recently, buying.

“In light of the pandemic, we realised we didn’t have much stock coming in so I was actively involved in buying while continuing my university studies,” said Harry.

“I’ve bought in the region of 70 vehicles and obtained my C1 licence, which means I can pick up motorhomes from anywhere in the country.”

Ambitious Harry, 25, has now completed his Masters in International Business Management and is planning to go travelling for eight months.

He said: “I’m looking forward to travelling and then returning and gaining further experience in a different industry, with a long-term view of working within the automotive industry.

“Travelworld has given me invaluable experience across numerous areas of business. It’s been amazing to be involved in the family business and to have that opportunity.

“There have been times when it has been testing to work in a business alongside my uncle, my aunty and my cousins but, all in all, it’s been fantastic – and there are plenty of non-family members to learn from, too.”

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