A GOLFING holiday specialist set up by a fan of the sport is growing to new levels after welcoming the second generation of the founder’s family.

York-headquartered Glencor Golf Holidays is now in its 20th year, and specialises in golfing breaks abroad such as Spain, Portugal and Turkey.

Originally started by Peter Renton, it’s grown significantly in recent years partly due to the fact that his two sons have been able to get on board and help him out from a digital perspective which is where the majority of the growth has come from due to the changing role technology has played in travel.

In recognition of the growth achieves since expanding the team, Glencor is hoping to impress judges in the Family Business of the Year category.

Director Corrie Renton, one of Peter’s sons, said: “Despite competing with tour operators that have greater resources than ourselves, time and again we see clients returning to book with us due to the personal service we can provide.

“Although there is an increased reliance on technology today, we feel we’ve managed to retain an element of personal service which golfers still want when booking their holiday, especially with the pressure of organising for their friends. This is due to the passion we have for golf and the experience we have of playing golf abroad.”

Although a number of outside influences like Brexit and high threats of terrorism in a number of European and North African countries may have deterred some people from travelling, Glencor’s recent activity over the last 12 months has seen a huge amount of growth yet again, with our turnover in 2018 currently on target to exceed last year’s figure by 33 per cent.

Mr Renton said: “Our recent successes as a family business include obtaining Feefo Trusted Merchant Status for the third year running which is awarded for high quality reviews from Feefo who are an independent review service.

“In 2015 we were recognised at the National Family Business Awards in the Family Business of the Year category, receiving a Commendation for Excellence while this year we won the Customer Service category for the North East.

“Other awards that we have been nominated for are England’s Bet Outbound Golf Tour Operator in both 2016 and 2017 at the World Golf Awards.

“The aim is to be number three in the UK golf tour operator market within three years.”