Our company was established in 1983 as Ealing Travel Services. We became Harridge in 2013 to mark 30 years at the forefront of a competitive industry and to signify our ambitions for the future.
Our people are the core of our service. Our team are ingenious, creative, knowledgeable, and we’re very proud of them.
Darryll Beck Harridge has worked his way up from cleaner at Heathrow airport to Managing Director of his own successful travel company.
He got the travel bug at Heathrow’s Pan Am warehouse in 1974, watching Concorde take off just 100 yards away. Two years later, he became a courier for a travel company, excitedly collecting tickets from BA, AF, KL, SR, MH, SQ, and all the other major airlines.
But when he found himself waiting around a lot between pick-ups and drop-offs, he asked if he could help out answering the phone. A few months later, and Beck was taking bookings, appointed Reservations Clerk by his impressed manager. Two years later: Assistant Manager. 'You’re not bad at this game!' Beck recalls telling himself. 'Why not have a go at setting up your own company?'
Thirty five years later, and he is still proud of Harridge, founded on the principles of integrity, service, expertise, and accountability, with trusting clients who actively recommend it to others.
Madhurie worked for NatWest in the City of London from 1970 until 1988, when she took a career break to raise her two children.
Her banking experience is a vital asset to Harridge Group, where she has spent an enjoyable 23 years.
She loves being with her children, cooking, going to the gym, running, eating out, going to the theatre, her Zumba class, and yoga.
Senior Corporate Consultant
Jon started his travel career as a messenger in the 70s for a West End company and has worked his way up the industry, arranging travel for government ministers and for many big music stars along the way.
A Senior Consultant at Harridge, his main responsibility is looking after the travel arrangements for big insurance companies in the City of London. He’s been with us for 21 years, blaming 'the great team' for the length of his stay.
Originally from Valencia, he speaks fluent Spanish and likes spending time with family both here and aboard, and watching FC Barcelona play.
Senior Corporate Consultant
Charlotte took several travel courses at college, where she first became interested in the industry. She began selling holidays part time at Thomas Cook, while studying Galileo in preparation for a move to business travel.
Since starting with Harridge 13 years ago, she has worked her way up from Rail Consultant to Senior Corporate Consultant.
She loves her job because no two days are the same, because she enjoys working out complex itineraries and difficult fares, and challenging herself to get cheaper fares than the Internet!
A self-confessed chatterbox, she loves socialising in her spare time.
Senior Corporate Consultant
Simon joined Harridge in January 2011, with no previous travel experience, but with a strong determination to find a job and career in something that really interested him.
He’s come far in a very short time. Trained at Harridge, he learnt quickly, and was soon entrusted with his own client portfolio.
When he’s not arranging corporate travel, Simon can often be found playing guitar in a rock band, in numerous sparsely filled North London venues, or daydreaming about when Arsenal used to win things.
Nikkie started her travel career on a youth training scheme at the age of 17. Over the last 30 years, she has gained extensive knowledge in all aspects of leisure, events and business travel. Working her way up through the business travel industry, Nikkie has the honour to say she has managed travel for the same leading fashion company travel account for the last 25 years.
Nikkie has a real passion for travel, is a dedicated team member with excellent attention to detail, planning and exceptional organisational skills. She is determined to do her best at all times and is satisfied by a job well done.
When not booking travel, Nikkie loves to experience destinations first hand with her family to build her own extensive personal knowledge.
With a keen eye for what makes an event special; Claudia manages a wide range of conferences, parties and product launches for our clients. Joining us in 2016 to expand the Harridge Events portfolio, she is a reliable and hard-working creative. Widely travelled and with an idyllic skill set gained through working in international events and the luxury hotel industry, she can spot a opportunity for fun in even the driest of event briefs. She prefers her free time to be spent as busy as possible, with as much champagne as possible; failing this she has her head in a book.
Senior Accounts Assistant
A hard and helpful worker, Lisa has a GNVQ in Leisure and Tourism and has worked in the accounts department for nearly 19 years.
She loves listening to music (apart from classical), loves watching rugby (and supporting Ireland), enjoys the Six Nations Championship (especially when Ireland are playing), enjoys a good walk (especially if the weather is good), and reading (in her spare time).
Prina holds BA Hons in Accounting and Finance and is ACCA part qualified. She enjoys applying her skills within Harridge as learning new destinations and places our client’s visit keeps her interests alive.
Her aspiration is to travel the world. Due to her family roots Prina speaks fluent Gujarati and understands Hindi. In her spare time Prina likes socialising with friends and watching Bollywood movies.
Apprenticeship Accounts Clerk
Alieena started her apprenticeship with Harridge in 2014. She's studying diligently for her AAT accounting qualification with BPP University, and working untiringly with the Harridge accounts team – we don't know where she finds the energy!
Out of the office, music and dance are her passion, so you'll find her busting her moves on the dance floor. Once she's completed her studies Alieena is looking forward to travelling the world – starting with New York, of course.