UK's top group & school snowsport holiday providers

Meet our team

Frank Towers – Director

After a varied career teaching PE at one of the largest schools in Lancashire, and playing professional football in the US, Frank became one of the founding members of TGM.

A self-confessed fitness fanatic, Frank completed a trans-America bike tour in 2013 and is planning more. He spends lots of time with his family who are also skiers.

He brings 20 years of experience organising school ski holiday, as a teacher and PADI ski instructor, during trips you will find him firmly crowned the après ski disco king.

Nigel Read – Director

Nigel has worked in the corporate hospitality and the group travel industry for over 45 years, in 1998 he became one of the founding partners of TGM to provide local schools with a safe, secure and fun ski holiday travel option.

Having learnt to ski at the late age of 20 and developing a passion for the sport, he is currently a qualified BASI and PSIA Ski Instructor and enjoys helping the young people on TGM trips to improve their skills.

Nigel’s family also love to ski, his 2 year old grand daughter had her first ski trip in 2018!

Stephen McGinty – Director

Stephen has been teaching children to ski for the past 40 years and has a passion for Alpine skiing. In a past life he was an aircraft engineer and youth worker before founding TGM with the other Directors in 1998.

Stephens experiences over the years have focused his attention on the customer care aspect of the business which he is passionate about.

Both Stephen and his children are qualified British (BASI) and American (PSIA) instructors and all work in-resort for TGM Holidays.

Keith Gillies – Director

Keith has been working in the youth sector since training as a teacher in Liverpool and has a firm belief that outdoor and adventurous activities bring many benefits to the development of young people. Throughout his career he has encouraged young people to try skiing (amongst other outdoor activities) and has taken groups on ski trips and taught skiing for almost 40 years.

In more recent times, in addition to his work with TGM, he is a partner in a first aid training business and undertake consultancy work with voluntary organisations such as a lifetime involvement in Mountain Rescue where he continues to operate with the local team.

A keen sailor of small boats with friends Keith has been married for almost 40 years and has two children and two grandchildren.

Hazel Batho – Event Administrator

After leaving college in Manchester, Hazel has spent most of her working life in a secretarial/PA role in various environments including an enjoyable period as school secretary in a local school dealing with all aspects of school life.

Hazel joined TGM as event administrator in 2006 and thoroughly enjoys working with the team and liaising with the staff in the schools who book their trips with us.

A keen walker, Hazel enjoys swimming, badminton and Pilates. I’m married and have 2 adult children living in London and a grandchild.

Anne Read – Sales Manager

Anne worked in the teaching profession for over 30 years, specialising, firstly in Physical Education and then moving into Special Needs and eventually become Head of Learning Support in one of the largest High Schools in Lancashire. 

 As part of the team of people that organised the annual school ski holidays, Anne loves to see a different side to the students and felt privileged to witness them grow and develop their skills in a totally diverse environment. Anne is perfectly placed to understand what Party Leaders need for their students on ski & snowboarding holidays. 

Anne enjoys travelling and has in recently become keen on Nordic Walking, which is an ideal activity living on the Fylde Coast. All the family have the skiing bug which makes for great family holidays!

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