James Forbes



Hi, I am James,  I am a Travel Agent & Virtual Assistant based in Brighton.

virtual assistant and travel agent

As a Virtual Assistant – I offer a wide range of support and travel services – credit control and basic bookkeeping, diary, email & CRM management, lead sourcing, Event management, general administration & Business travel to small businesses, consultants and busy individuals so they can focus on what they are good at and outsource any tasks they either don’t know how to do, don’t like doing or don’t want to do.

I am adept at multitasking, problem-solving and taking on all aspects of administration and account management.  My knowledge of the travel industry is extensive and I love to help people put together their trips be it for business or pleasure.

Using the services I provide, this will give you back valuable time to focus on what you love to do – maybe your core business activities (which is why you started out in the first place!) or just more leisure time?

Whatever the reason, it will be time well spent,  rather than on time-consuming administrative tasks, plus having the reassurance of a professional and flexible service available to you at all times will give you peace of mind

As a Travel Agent – With over 20 years’ experience in both the business and leisure travel markets, I provide a personal, one to one service to help you find the perfect trip be it business or pleasure!

Especially with access to over 200 business partners offering a wide variety of travel options and services ranging from cruises, tailor-made short & long haul holidays, package holidays, city breaks, flights, accommodation/flight only, car hire, airport parking and executive lounge passes or park & theatre tickets even travel insurance!

You also have peace of mind knowing that I am proudly part of the Independent Travel Experts – a joint venture with the Travel Network Group who are the largest independent travel network in Europe.

We are financially protected by ATOL and the Travel Trust Association, plus with emergency support available at all times, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

It’s a personal service with peace of mind.

Manfriday’s mission is to help give you peace of mind knowing everything is taken care of  (which is what I am great at and love to do!)