About the company
Established in 1996, Manchester based 1st Class Holidays is an independent tour operator, specialising in luxury tailor-made holidays to Canada, America, Australia and New Zealand.
Investment Company1st Class Holidays
Type of InvestmentCash Out / Development Capital
Date of InvestmentDecember 2015
1st Class Holidays is an attractive asset providing luxury tailor-made holidays to a small number of destinations about which it has a high level of knowledge and experience. Run by its Founders, 1st Class Holidays is well positioned to benefit from market growth as customers increasingly look to purchase more specialist holidays.
- Andy Dodd Partner
- Craig Richardson
Andy joined Dow Schofield Watts as a Partner in May 2003. Previously, he had spent five years in KPMG’s Corporate Finance team in Manchester advising across a wide variety of transactions and sectors. Following graduation from Durham University and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Andy joined KPMG Corporate Finance in 1998. In addition… continued »
Craig has over 20 years’ experience advising SME’s in M&A, including private equity experience. He joined KPMG Corporate Finance in 1996 after spending three years undertaking due diligence post qualifying as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1992. Craig joined in May 2006 after spending two years at a provincial accountancy firm establishing a corporate… continued »