9th November 2020

Halifax travel firm which supports golfers on the PGA European Tour secures backing from ThinCats

Fairway International Travel (FIT), an independent travel management company, has been supported by ThinCats with £1.5m in working capital. ThinCats was introduced by Phil Tarimo at Dow Schofield Watts Debt Advisory to provide the bespoke funding package needed.

Founded in 1991, FIT is an independent travel agency based in Halifax, specialising in providing travel for professional golfers on the PGA European Tour, European Senior Tour and European Challenge Tour.

The team at FIT provide a one-stop travel management service for top tier golfers and other sports professionals.

It is one of the largest professional golf travel specialists in the UK.

A spokesman said: “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.

Bill Tannahill, the CEO of FIT said: “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 at ThinCats, said : “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 is an alternative lender dedicated to funding SMEs with business loans from £1m up to £15m.

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Halifax travel firm Fairway International Travel secures backing from ThinCats