Meet The Team
At Spectate Sports Travel, all of our team have extensive experience and knowledge in the sports and travel industries. Our staff take genuine pride in what they do, and each has a passion for their specialist area that makes them expert in their role.
This dedication allows Spectate Sports Travel to be able to offer high end sports travel packages at an affordable rate. The team works around the clock sourcing the best available packages and negotiating with suppliers so we can pass these savings back to our clients. We deal with clients on a personal level, building a rapport and installing trust.
We believe that our people are our greatest asset at Spectate Sports Travel and will only take on those who demonstrate that they can use their passion for sport and travel every single day, that’s why when you hear us say we have the ‘best job in the world’ we aren’t kidding!
Jamie Smith Brand ManagerI have been very fortunate to work within the Sports and Travel industry for the last 16 years, I have been lucky enough to travel to all 4 corners of the globe following sporting events, an opportunity I would have never had if it weren’t for this industry.
A key highlight of my career was being present for the famous Boxing Day Test Match in Melbourne, With over 90,000 spectators at the MCG has to be a must for any cricket fanatic. A close second was visiting the Monaco Grand Prix - where anyone who is anyone has to be seen - is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity which I will never forget.
Cricket is my main passion and I am always looking ahead to the next England tour overseas, which have taken us everywhere from Sir Lanka to South Africa. Of course I'm always cheering on the England team, and the highs and lows of the past few years have made the events all the more thrilling.
Alex Catton Sports Product ManagerI have been lucky enough to spend my whole working career in the sports and travel industry. After graduating with a degree in Sports Management at Manchester University, I started out my career in sports coaching in the UK & USA and then moving into the sports travel industry running sports tours across Europe and North America.
Football is my main passion and I have been lucky enough in my career to travel across Europe watching live fixtures. Being part of the ‘Yellow Wall’ in Dortmund was a fantastic experience, and witnessing Atletico Madrid win La Liga at the Nou Camp in 2015 was an occasion I certainly won’t forget.
I truly am a lover of all sports and to work in this industry every day is a great privilege. Sending clients to watch their favourite sporting events throughout the year is something I take great pride in doing, and hearing stories upon their return is the highlight of my job.
Jennie Carter Sports Product ExecutiveJoining Spectate was the best move I made, as it combines my ever increasing love of travel and sporting events. I have always enjoyed travel (who doesn’t!) and prior to working at Spectate I studied Tourism Management at the University of Chester. Due to the nature of the business I have been lucky enough to travel to some fantastic sporting events, with the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe in Paris being a personal highlight.
Working with some of the biggest sporting events in the world really organisational skills to the test! We offer such a wide range of hotels and hospitality, so there really is something for everyone! I was also lucky enough to another wonderful day at Aintree for the 2014 Grand National - which saw more excellent racing and was as unpredictable as ever. One word of warning - don’t ask me for any tips!
Nicola Suggitt Sales Support and AdministrationI joined Spectate after studying the travel industry at both college and university for numerous years. Part of my degree involved studying sporting events which is a particular interest of mine. The opportunity to be part of the Spectate team has allowed me to combine these interests into my current role.
I enjoy a trip to the races, my favourite being York as this was my local course before moving to Chester. A horse racing highlight for me was the opportunity to visit Paris for the Qatar Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe. It is definitely a must do trip for all racing enthusiasts.