Business travel service experts since 1999. Providing flights, hotels, rail, car hire and more for your business


Sheffield Express was the idea of our managing director, Mr. David Mann. David was the manager at the local office of American Express Business Travel in 1998 and could see that there may be a potential for a new business travel company in the city.

Most of the larger travel management companies had decided to go down the road of call centres and the Sheffield office where David worked was going to close.

His feeling was that the people of Sheffield liked to deal with local companies and this was proven to be correct when a number of clients asked him to start his own company.

This along with the opening of Sheffield city airport confirmed to David that there was a good chance of making a success of the new venture.

The team of investors came together after David approached a couple of friends and colleagues with his idea. James Travis (one of our directors) and Paul Dodworth (who has since retired), both of whom had many years of experience in the industry, knew this was an idea worth backing.

The fourth person who came together to form the management and shareholder team was Mr. Michael Shield, a local business man who had heard about the idea and wanted to get involved.

As well as David Mann and James Travis, Audra Mcgowan has been with us for 17 years and Bob joined us 7 years ago.

Sheffield Express Business Travel opened for business in September 1999 from our office on cross Burgess Street in Sheffield.

Over the years, the company has had to meet head on, the worst that both mother nature and world events can throw at the travel industry. From 9/11 to the London bombings and the ash cloud over Europe to the terrible winter of 2011, we have not only coped but grown.

Our reputation was cemented during some of these events when we remained open to assist our clients around the clock, even bringing people together who had never met before during the ash cloud to travel in the same cars and ferry cabins to get them home.

Almost 18 years on, from our prestigious offices on Leopold Street in Sheffield city centre, we have grown and developed and now have clients worldwide. As well as our very loyal customer base, over the years we have arranged air tickets for the world snooker competitions in China and also issue tickets for a premier league football club.

We would be very happy to talk to you about your travel needs and maybe you can then benefit from our vast experience and competitive pricing.