Updated: 17th July 2010
Mark Fry and Jamie Taylor of Begbies Traynor were appointed administrators of Goldtrail Travel Limited, the specialist Greek and Turkey budget holiday operator, based in New Malden, Surrey.
The company has ceased trading with immediate effect. Customers are advised to contact the CAA for further information regarding their booking. A dedicated helpline number has been set up and the details are available on either the company website at www.goldtrail.co.uk or www.atol.org.uk.
The administrators are prioritising resources to work with ATOL to ensure passengers currently abroad are assisted as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Any customers that booked through an agent should contact that agent in the first instance. Customers who made a booking using a credit card may wish to contact their credit card provider.
Other interested parties should contact the Southend office of Begbies Traynor for further information. Telephone number 01702 467 255.
Mark is an experienced insolvency practitioner, with over twenty years experience. Originally a founding partner in Taylor Gotham & Fry, a specialist boutique practice in the corporate recovery sector, he later sold this practice in 2005 to Begbies Traynor. Mark is now the Regional Managing Partner for the company, responsible for London and the South East. During his time at Begbies Traynor he has developed a separate but integrated restructuring and banking practice; this part of the business has worked in both debtor and creditor led turnaround situations. He also holds several directorships of trading companies outside the financial sector, which assists his awareness and understanding of the issues found by business managers and owners.
Mark is a Counsel Member of the Insolvency Practioners Association and a member of their Membership and Authorisation Committee, as well as the Education and Training Committee. He has also served as a member of the General Technical Committee for R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.