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In my Liverpool home! Worldspan expands with Merseyside office

Worldspan has expanded its UK footprint with the opening of a Liverpool office.

Located on the city’s historic waterfront, Liverpool joins Worldspan’s other existing office locations in Manchester, London and North Wales.

The Liverpool office will be headed up by Worldspan’s head of production and technical services, Ian Rubert, working alongside project manager Mel Underwood, and will serve as the agency’s creative production hub. The company is in the process of recruiting additional positions for the Liverpool office, with the first new team member set to join next month.

Commenting on the new location, Sophie Morris, Worldspan’s managing director, said: “We are delighted to see continued growth within our creative production services. The decision to open Liverpool as our creative production hub was always part of our business planning and, on the back of such strong growth within this area of the business, we felt that this was the right time to make the investment.”

Ian Rubert, head of production and technical services, added: “Since establishing the team, we continue to deliver globally, but it is incredibly exciting to be able to draw on the wealth of amazing creative talent in Liverpool and the wider north-west region. I am looking forward to growing our services and team further.”

Rubert and Underwood both joined Worldspan earlier this year as the agency strengthened its live events team.

Worldspan had a strong 2018 in a year of political and economic turbulence, as the agency saw increases in both turnover and pre-tax profit. Turnover rose from £6.1 million in 2017 to £6.3m in the year ended 30 June 2018, according to accounts filed at Companies House. And pre-tax profit increased from £174k to £207k in the same period.

The strategic report accompanying the accounts said that the agency achieved sales growth in most of its business segments last year, driven by both new client business and increased activity within its existing client base.