Business Bio:

Founded in 1991, FIT is an independent travel agency based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, specialising in providing travel for the professional golfers on the PGA European Tour, European Senior Tour and European Challenge Tour. The team at FIT provide a one-stop travel management solution for top tier golfers and other sports professionals and are the largest professional golf travel specialist in the UK.

Loan Amount

£1,500,000

Region

Yorkshire and the Humber

Funding Need

Working capital

Sector

Leisure and tourism


Their Journey:

We were delighted to support Fairway International Travel (FIT), independent travel management company with £1.5m in working capital.

The FIT management team were keen to pursue a number of development opportunities to maximise their offering for the golf community for the 2021 season. ThinCats was introduced by Phil Tarimo at Dow Schofield Watts Debt Advisory, whose team helped structure the bespoke funding package needed.

Bill Tannahill, CEO, FIT: “We are really keen to get back to normal with providing our specialist sport travel services – 2021 will be all the more exciting and offers us the opportunity to support our clients even more closely, as we work together with our partners to move on from the challenges of 2020.  ThinCats took the time to properly understand our offering and plans for the future, and we are looking forward to putting the funding to good use.”

David Parr, Director, Regional Business Development, ThinCats: “FIT is a great example of the mid-sized SMEs that ThinCats specialises in funding.  They provide a well-respected service to the pro-golfing sector, and it has been a pleasure to work with their knowledgeable and experienced team.  We wish them all the best with the 2021 season.”

ThinCats took the time to properly understand our offering and plans for the future, and we are looking forward to putting the funding to good use

Bill Tannahill, CEO, FIT

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