Dave Bishop new Managing Director for VCK Travel

After a period of impressive growth and development, and following the acquisition of VCK Travel by Gray Dawes Travel in January 2024, we proudly announce the appointment of Dave Bishop as our new Managing Director.

As of May 1, 2024, Ed Berrevoets will step down as Managing Director and Dave Bishop will assume the role of Managing Director, with the aim of continuing the current growth of VCK Travel under the brand name Gray Dawes Travel.

Ed Berrevoets

Ed has made a lasting impression on VCK Travel as Managing Director. With his leadership and dedication, the company has become a leading player in the fields of business travel, marine travel, and government travel. Under his guidance, VCK Travel has solidified its position as a prominent player distinguished by transparent and innovative services with a Personal Touch.

This decision marks a crucial milestone following the acquisition by Gray Dawes Travel in January 2024. After nearly twenty years of leading the company with energy and dedication, Ed has decided to retire from VCK Travel. This decision has been carefully made in consultation with the Works Council and with Gray Dawes. Ed will continue to support the company until he retires on June 30, 2024.

Reflecting on a rich history with many highlights and challenges, Ed emphasizes the importance of looking ahead. “Now that we have recovered from the effects of the pandemic, it is time to refocus on the future,” he says. “We are excited to chart a new course together with Gray Dawes, and we are confident that Dave Bishop will successfully lead the company in this next phase.”

Dave BishopDave Bishop brings 25 years of executive experience in finance, sales, technology and commercial to his new role. He is currently Chief Operating Officer of Gray Dawes, positioning him excellently to continue VCK Travel’s success. His determination, strategic insight, and proven track record make him the ideal candidate to lead in this exciting new phase of the company.

“I am honoured and excited to accept the role of Managing Director of VCK Travel,” says Dave. “We are immensely grateful to Ed for his dedication, vision, and leadership during his tenure. I now look forward to a seamless transition of VCK into the Gray Dawes Group, a successful next phase for our Netherlands operation and an exciting future for our European clients.”

Commenting on the announcement, Gray Dawes Group CEO, Suzanne Horner, said “Gray Dawes’ expansion into Europe is incredibly exciting. It represents the next step in our global growth plan and closes the circle on our unique service delivery strategy.” Suzanne continues. “Out of hours, for example, is simply no longer a thing for Gray Dawes; we are now ALWAYS ON – there for our clients, where they need us, when they need us.

And with a shared technology platform across the entire Gray Dawes operation, our clients will enjoy a seamless personal service as we follow the sun around the globe from the UK and Europe to America, to Australia and back to Europe.”

Ed Berrevoets en Dave BishopIn conclusion, Dave commented, “As an integral part of the Gray Dawes Group, I look forward to building on VCK Travel’s impressive success and collaborating with the talented team in the Netherlands to achieve our ambitious goals.”

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