Audley Travel

Sector: Travel

Backed By: 3i

Location: Witney, UK

3i Audley travel

Audley Travel (“Audley”) is a leading provider of tailor-made experiential travel to over 100 destinations worldwide. Serving clients predominantly in the UK and US, Audley is renowned for its superior customer service and in-depth destination expertise delivered by its country specialists. Founded in 1996, Audley is the clear market leader in tailor-made travel in the UK. The business expanded into the US in 2014 with the opening of an office in Boston and grew rapidly to exceed 25% of bookings by 2019.

3i Group plc is a British multinational private equity and venture capital company based in London, United Kingdom. 3i is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. 3i is a leading international investor focused on mid-market Private Equity and Infrastructure.

3i invested £159m into Audley Travel in 2015 in order to support the team to expand the business’ UK presence, and use its international network to realise management’s ambitions for the company in North America and help Audley expand its operations into new geographies.

Services provided


FP&A and financial modelling support included:

  • Rebuild of the existing management information pack which formed the basis for outputs to senior stakeholders
  • Own output of presentations to senior stakeholders including Exec, Banks and 3i (P&L, BS and Cashflow)
  • Deliver scenario analysis and management information requests
  • Developed a new forecasting model to support several reforecasts and the budgeting process
  • Supported the business on project tracking and forecasting, working on a high-profile transformation project, including regular updates to the Exec
  • Ownership of Investment cases for long term capital investment decision making


We successfully built integrated models to streamline and professionalise a number of finance processes, and successfully provided support to the business in line with their near term strategic objectives.

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