The Smart Team

Mark Hawkins Smarty Aviation

Mark Hawkins

Founder and Managing Director

Smart experience: 13 years

Mark founded the company in 2005 having spent the previous 10 years in senior operational roles within the travel and aviation industry. With over 25 years of industry experience, Marks takes a hands-on approach to running the business and still works closely with many our long-standing sports travel clients.

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matthew savage

Matthew Savage

Sales Director

Smart experience: 8 years

Matthew manages our aircraft charter team and oversees sales and marketing. He has been involved with aircraft charter for his whole career, which spans 29 years and includes commercial roles at major airlines and a large charter broker. His special skill is being able to tell an aircraft type taking off or flying over by the noise the engines make!

matthew.savage@smart-aviation.co.uk

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Charlotte Sobol

Charlotte Sobol

Office Manager

Smart experience: 13 years

Charlotte has been with us since the very beginning and knows the business inside out. Day-to-day, she keeps all our office operations running smoothly and manages accounts and personnel, as well as bespoke requests from clients.

charlotte.sobol@smart-aviation.co.uk

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Clive Head

Clive Head

Charter Broker

Smart experience: 10 years

Clive is our longest serving charter broker and has recently celebrated a decade of Smart service. Clive is one of the most experienced brokers in the charter world, having worked in the aviation industry for nearly 40 years. His principal role is assisting our airline clients with their short term leasing and ACMI requirements.

clive.head@smart-aviation.co.uk

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Laura Mitchell

Laura Mitchell

Marketing Manager

Smart experience: 4 years

Laura looks after all our marketing activities, including our website, social media channels and advertising. She previously held a variety of digital marketing roles at an airline loyalty / reward company.

laura.mitchell@smart-aviation.co.uk

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Sean Orr

Sean Orr

Charter Broker

Smart experience: 1 year

Sean works in our full charter team to deliver group charter flights for our sports clubs and MICE clients, to name a few. Sean has a wealth of experience in travel and aviation, having previously worked for UK tour operators, travel agents and airlines.

sean.orr@smart-aviation.co.uk

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Nathan Roe

Nathan Roe

Charter Broker

Smart experience: 1 year

Nathan works in our full charter team and is a private jet specialist, assisting new and existing clients with their private travel requirements. He brings with him a wealth of experience in travel and account management, having previously worked for niche tour operators and an international hotel chain. He also speaks Spanish!

nathan.roe@smart-aviation.co.uk

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Lisa Brickell

Lisa Brickell

Database Administrator

Smart experience: 1 year

Lisa works closely with sales and marketing to keep our records up-to-date, ensuring our clients have all the information they require to consider us for their charter requirements now and in the future. She has a strong administration background and the friendliest telephone manner for miles around.

lisa.brickell@smart-aviation.co.uk

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James Gregory

Charter Broker

James has recently joined our full charter team and assists our clients with ad-hoc private jet travel and music tours. James is an aviation person through-and-through; he studied Airline and Airport Operations at college and started his career at a major charter broker, where he spent 6 years working in the flight operations team before moving into private jet charter.

james.gregory@smart-aviation.co.uk

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