FOLLOWING the recent collapse of travel agent and tour operator Thomas Cook, assistant manager of the Ilkley branch Steve Walker was left without a job and unsure what to do with himself.

After a visit to the job centre he decided to visit Althams Travel on The Grove to see if the company had any vacancies and thankfully they did!

An Althams spokesperson said: “Steve is very well known within the town after being a local police officer for 30 years and working at Thomas Cook for the last eight years, we knew he would be a great asset to our team and would bring a lot to the company as well as our clients.”

Steve said: “I have joined a great team. Everyone has been really supportive. Customers have been coming in to see me and people have been saying so many nice things on social media.”