Alistair Callender

Chief Bag Carrier for GATE8 Luggage


Having spent too many hours in airports waiting at baggage collection and having paid countless excess baggage fees I realised it was time to fight back... I set about designing the bag that would be the panacea for all who wanted travel hand-luggage-only. The initial idea was drawn on the back of an old boarding card while waiting to board at Gate 8 (no prizes for guessing where the name came from!), and in a few months GATE8 Ltd was formed. In the first year of business, while still not having turned the world of travel on its head, I was encouraged to receive the Best New Business award from the Federation of Small Business. We are now not only selling through the UK, but also supplying Airlines such as easyJet with their entire crew luggage.
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