CodeGen Shot 2019-11-14 at 10_17_21(1).png

Published on Thursday, November 14, 2019

Bill Munro was banned from Barrhead shops

Barrhead Travel found Bill Munro was banned from the company's shops for being 'disruptive', a tribunal heard yesterday.

Munro, who made £9 million when he sold the agency chain to US firm Travel Leaders, was accused of disrupting staff and discussing the deal.

Travel Leader CEO Ninan Chacko said Munro 'felt he had licence to do what he wanted in the business and interpreted everything as a licence for him to continue'.

"He was disruptive in our view and in Barrhead management's view. It was tantamount to wanting your cake and eating it, too," he said.

"He entered Barrhead premises at one point ostensibly to book a holiday but started discussing the (sale) situation with staff. It was ultimately disruptive to Barrhead and staff.

"It was thoroughly inappropriate. He was excluded from the stores."

Munro, 75, sold Barrhead for £36 million and was made redundant four months later. He was offered a new role but refused because he would lose the benefits of his 42 years of continuous service.

He is now suing the US firm for unfair dismissal and wants his job back. A five-day hearing began on Monday.

Earlier in the tribunal it was revealed that Jonathan Knapp, a senior vice-president with Travel Leaders, sent an email saying: "F*** him. I'm happy to acquiesce but my recommendation is to serve him notice day one after completion."

Story Image

Your Comments

, be the first to post a comment.
Your email:

Email other comments made to this story

NOTE: Comments are subject to admin approval before being posted.
Mole Poll
Are you worried about redundancy ?
YES 52.28 %
NO 47.72 %

Thank you for your vote

What is GoodtoGo?

Submit your news
or special offer

Current UK Special Edition

Current US Special Edition

Current Asia/Pacific Special Edition


Recovery Update: Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, & China , with Mekong Tourism (Aug 5 )

James Thornton CEO of Intrepid Travel talks exclusively to TravelMole

Pure Michigan is prepared, protected and open for business - Next step International arrivals

Travel Industry Virtual Wellness Day Video