• Shaping The Future Of Travel

    Shaping The Future Of Travel

About Us

Atcore is a technology group specialising in software and services for the leisure travel sector.

Travel businesses need an edge in today's highly competitive and rapidly evolving market and Atcore’s solutions are designed to take your business further in this cost-pressured environment. Our market leading platforms and services combine industry expertise with the solid foundation of shared proven technology for a wide range of business models. 

ATCORE delivers:

  • Experience and understanding of the UK, German and other European markets
  • Track record of major implementations of both component or full suite projects
  • Flexible business models including SaaS or customer owned and managed infrastructure.

Market Leading Technology Platforms

  • Proven scalability for very large volumes
  • Future proof underlying technology platform
  • Flexible component structure to allow operators to choose the most appropriate mix for their business
  • Proven global platform with multi-country distribution components

Our People

We put our people at the heart of our business. And it’s not hard to see why.

Atcore is a team of talented and dedicated individuals who believe in making a difference in the world of travel. It is this drive and passion that inspires us to to deliver market-leading solutions that are second to none.

Executive Management Team

  • Dave Cruickshank
  • Richard Francis
  • Steve Hewitt
  • Mike Wright
  • Francesca Pulleyn
  • Dr Malkit Chana
  • Carl Morgan
  • Dave Cruickshank

    Dave Cruickshank

    Chief Executive Officer

    Dave joined Atcore in 2015. With over 15 years in the travel sector, he brings a wealth of strategic, marketing, digital and commercial experience in leading global businesses and innovative start-ups. Dave's strong leadership is complemented by his expertise in developing strategic growth plans, as well as identifying industry trends and customer needs.

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  • Richard Francis

    Richard Francis

    Chief Financial Officer

    Richard has extensive experience in leading finance and operations of several technology companies, both public and private.

    Prior to joining Atcore, Richard was CFO of Netcentric (acquired by Cognizant). Before joining Netcentric, Richard had been assisting private equity backed companies with raising finance. Previous roles include CFO positions with The Myriad Group and Day Software (acquired by Adobe). Richard has an honours degree in Economics and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte.

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  • Steve Hewitt

    Steve Hewitt

    Chief People Officer

    Steve has over 30 years of HR experience and has developed significant expertise in leading teams in high growth technology organisations. His appointment further accelerates the strategic growth plan of the Atcore Group.

    Prior to joining ATCORE Steve held numerous senior HR management roles in the technology sector covering UK, European and Global remits.

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  • Mike Wright

    Mike Wright

    Commercial Director

    Mike joined Atcore in 2001 as Sales Director following an acquisition. He has extensive knowledge of the business requirements of all types of travel organisations across the majority of markets. Mike leads an account management team who manage existing relationships whilst his focus is new clients.

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  • Francesca Pulleyn

    Francesca Pulleyn

    Group Marketing Director

    With over 10 years in the travel sector, Francesca brings to Atcore a wealth of strategic brand management, marketing and digital experience.

    Fran’s most recent role was as Global Brand Director at IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group), where she was responsible for the Corporate Brand strategy. Prior to this she has held CRM, Digital and Corporate Marketing roles within the AA, HSBC and BMW. 

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  • Dr Malkit Chana

    Dr Malkit Chana

    Managing Director ATCOM

    Malkit joined Atcore in 1987 and was instrumental in the development of successful, high volume, business critical solutions for the travel industry. His understanding of complex systems and pragmatic advice is respected by the largest European travel businesses. Malkit leads the ATCOM development teams with a close attention to detail and focus to meet the true business needs of customers.

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  • Carl Morgan

    Carl Morgan

    Managing Director Tigerbay

    With over 13 years experience designing and delivering technology solutions, Carl Morgan has managed systems deployment for over 130 UK tour operators. A true industry one-off, he is able to balance a forensic understanding of the complexities of tour operating with a pragmatic approach to project management.

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Non-Executive Board Members

  • Didier Bench
  • Mike Kingswood
  • Neil Morris
  • Irina Hemmers
  • Saloshnee Nightingale
  • Didier Bench

    Didier Bench

    Chairman

    Leveraging his background as a serial Entrepreneur combined with strong Investor experience, London-based Didier Bench has held 12 Chairman roles in Executive or Non-Executive positions to date in the Technology and Digital world. He has successfully helped direct companies' growth strategies, enabling them to execute their vision and plan through organic and external growth.

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  • Mike Kingswood

    Mike Kingswood

    Strategic Advisor

    Mike led the ATCORE business as CEO from early 2009 until May 2016. Prior to joining he held various executive and senior management roles servicing the local government and healthcare IT sectors. Mike has an MBA from the University of Sheffield.

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  • Neil Morris

    Neil Morris

    Non-Executive Director

    Neil joined ATCORE as a Non-Executive Director in November 2014. He has extensive knowledge and experience of the UK travel industry, having held senior management positions at some of the UK’s leading travel companies including Thomas Cook, TUI Travel and First Choice. Neil is a qualified accountant.

  • Irina Hemmers

    Irina Hemmers

    Investment Director

    Irina joined Inflexion in 2018 as a Partner focussing on digital, technology and tech-enabled services businesses in Europe.

    Before Inflexion, she was a Partner at Apax Partners for 13 years. While at Apax she led digital and media transactions in Europe, North America and China, and was a board director of Auto Trader Group, Trader Corporation, Ascential, and listed Tele2AB. 

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  • Saloshnee Nightingale

    Saloshnee Nightingale

    Investment Director

    Saloshnee is an Investment Executive in the Inflexion Buyout Team. She is responsible for transaction execution as well as supporting the origination of investment opportunities.

    Prior to joining Inflexion, Saloshnee spent six years at Gleacher Shacklock where she gained corporate finance experience, working on a range of deals including the sale of the NEC Group, the acquisition of Phase Eight and the IPO of Nobina.

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Investment Partners

ATCORE is proudly owned by its management and private equity investment partners Inflexion and LDC.

As our primary investment partner, Inflexion Private Equity is one of the UK’s leading independent mid-market private equity houses, investing in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and working with them to improve and grow.  Inflexion has unrivalled experience in the travel and technology sector with relevant businesses such as Reed & Mackay, Scott Dunn and Griffin Global Group; Inflexion also successfully listed On the Beach Group Plc on the London Stock Exchange. 

LDC, which backed the management buyout of the business from Anite in 2014, remains a secondary investment partner.

Inflexion

Our Customers

From large vertically integrated groups to smaller specialist operators, our customers are powered by ATCORE's suite of bespoke solutions - tailored to their needs.

  • NMHolidays-Colour
  • Olympic
  • SAGA
  • ab first choice 2016
  • ac TUI 2016
  • ad frtitidsresor
  • ae center-parcs
  • aurinko
  • balkan-holidays
  • beachcomber
  • brightwater
  • caf-american
  • caf-canadian
  • citravel
  • cv-villas
  • easyJet logo-holidays-RGB
  • firefly
  • fred-olsen
  • fti-group
  • if logo2 hr
  • logo-der
  • mark-warner
  • martin-randall
  • neilson
  • premier-holidays
  • redsea
  • richmond
  • simpson-travel
  • skiworld
  • snow-chateux
  • sunvil
  • travel-editions
  • your-holiday-designers

Our Partners

We work closely with carefully selected partners and industry bodies, cooperating in both tactical and strategic relationships to fully meet the needs of our customers.

  • partner-tti
  • gbgroup
  • zeus
  • cisco
  • virgin
  • vmware-pro
  • partner-itt
  • juniper
  • capscan
  • dekll
  • ibm
  • partner-atas
  • cogent
  • vmware
  • oracle
  • bt
  • partner-drv
  • experian
  • interes
  • paxport cmyk red-01

Global Reach

As we rapidly expand our reach, we power and grow leading travel businesses across the region with the same unrivalled efficiency and dedication – ensuring business impact in today’s competitive world.

Atcore has customers in Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Finland, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the US and Canada.