25 Sep 2005
ICON secures angel development capital for leading short breaks online travel business.
ICON has secured £205K of funding for online travel operator Brilliant Weekends, one of the UK's premier providers of short breaks for groups. Brilliant Weekends operates quality breaks for groups of six people or more in over 100 destinations throughout the UK and Europe, and has exclusive online distribution deals with EasyJet and FlyBE. The business has experienced significant growth since it began trading 3 years ago and the new funding will enable the company to support marketing efforts with its strategic partners and scale its intenal systems through investment in its own in-house bookings system.
The funding was raised from a consortium of angel investors led by The South West Angel Investor Network (SWAIN).