Sykes Holiday Cottages creating 100 jobs with some salaries rising to £80,000

Sykes Holiday Cottages is creating an extra 100 jobs at its Chester headquarters having already taken on more than 300 new starters so far this year.

The company has it is looking for people of all levels of experience to fill a variety of hybrid working roles based at its HQ.

This includes positions within its operations, property recruitment, tech and customer relations teams, with salaries of up to £80,000 a year.

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Chief executive Graham Donoghue said: “It’s a pivotal time for Sykes as we accelerate our ambitions to become the leading name in UK tourism and, as a result, we’re expanding at an incredible rate.

“Working at Sykes means more than just having a job – we really care about our colleagues, both personally and professionally. Our amazing team is central to our success so we are committed to making it the very best place to work.”

The news comes after documents revealed recently that cancelled bookings because of the Covid-19 pandemic led to the holiday homes giant missing out on a revenue of £100m during its latest financial year.

Sykes Holiday Cottages lost £12.4m worth of sales in the year which would have seen it record a revenue of almost £99m.

However, the company’s total was £86.4m for the 12 months to September 30, 2021, a rise from the £70.1m it posted for the prior year.

Its pre-tax profits surged to a record £30.1m, up from £5.9m.

Sykes Holiday Cottages is backed by Vitruvian Partners which also has takes in the likes of Trustpilot and Travel Counsellors.

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