Turning business travel into a team game

Our adventures in the travel industry began in 2013 when we set up ISON Travel to help businesses manage their travel needs. Since then, we’ve grown our team and areas of expertise, branching out into Media, Jets, and luxury Leisure travel as well as our specialist Sports arm, originally known as Sir Stanley Matthews Travel.

Sir Stanley Matthews Travel was set up in honour of English footballer Sir Stanley Matthews, who is the grandfather of our owners Matt and Helen. Sir Stanley is often regarded as one of the greatest players of the British game and is the only player to have been knighted while still playing football. His nicknames included “The Wizard of the Dribble” and “The Magician” – and we try to harness some of that magic in our travel management skills!

Our sports team specialise in working with elite sporting organisations and businesses to help them take centre stage at venues and competitions across the world.

Paralympics GB

We’re proud to support the ParalympicsGB Archery team; managing almost all of their global travel requirements.  

“We were so happy when ISON travel was able to provide employment to experts in the field who had sadly lost their jobs during the pandemic. One of those being an agent that we had personally worked with for nearly 5 years. She knew the complicated complexities of travelling with paralympians and large sports teams which was so important to us. She’s not just our agent but a member of the extended team.”

Our experience and expertise mean we can be relied upon to get teams, and their equipment, anywhere in the world, on time, every time. 

Expert advice

Our expert team have extensive experience in elite sports travel management, ranging from local domestic travel to complex international logistics.

Adding value

At ISON Travel, we put the business needs of your organisation ahead of everything else, creating the kind of detailed, individually tailored itineraries that are necessary to move large groups of people from country to country seamlessly. 

Our team has dealt with a range of complex situations, including the issues and delays that come with large groups travelling separately, so we are confident about our ability to deal with even the largest, last minute setbacks. We understand the nuances and unique demands of sports travel, so your consultant is on hand throughout each phase of your travel plans- and at any time you need them.

We use our in-depth understanding of the demands of travel within the sport sector, combined with years of experience, 24/7 personal account management service, industry-leading technology and a world class, personalised, out-of-hours customer support service to provide you with efficient, cost-effective business critical travel solutions.  Just like Sir Stanley Matthews himself, we know that getting the small things right can make the biggest difference.

Contact us now to find out how we can use our contacts and expertise to help you manage your business travel.

The ISON Marine team are integral to how we operate, and can always be relied on with their expertise and availability to assist.


You are now indispensable!!!!


I can’t express what a pleasure it is to work with the team at ISON. Their personal approach means that you always get through to your designated agent. I cannot thank Paul enough for all his hard work, knowledge and flexibility, which has gotten cast, crew and kit to some of the most remote places on earth, and everywhere in between. Paul’s friendly and professional approach, as well as his ability to deliver a solution at the 11th hour has become an invaluable asset of mine.


Sarah you’re amazing, thank you for all your help!! It’s so nice to finally work with a company that’s easy to deal with especially with our ever unorganised and changing travel!!


Hazel was super helpful and patient, so all booked!  Very excited indeed! Hopefully we can get away by March next year, everything crossed! ????????


‘Throughout all the years I have worked with you, you have always given us the BEST possible service and support. You look after every detail and are so reliable, which becomes even more important when travelling in such different conditions!  No matter whether it is a short trip or a long haul one, whether it is a low fare or a business class ticket; you make us feel always looked after.’


A quick note to say a big thank you for your support this year in planning my travel. It’s certainly made organising and getting from A to B much less hassle than it has been in the past.


I would like to thank yourself and your staff for looking after me and getting me home so quickly, my family couldn’t believe that I was able to get home so soon and it was great be able to provide support and get things arranged. I would like especially to thank Annie for her assistance, she was great and it is comforting to know that there is support like you guys provide during difficult times.


My company would recommend ISON Travel. We always receive a speedy response to any requests for travel and Paul always goes the extra mile to provide a complete service. Nothing is too much trouble.


As proud contributors and founders of the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation, we support its global aim to get young people active and playing sport.