A STOURPORT-based travel professional mixed with celebrities as she joined colleagues from across the globe to celebrate the success of their business’s growth.

Jan Buchan, one of more than 1,200 travel agents worldwide who run their own business with the support of Travel Counsellors, was invited to attend the company conference at Liverpool’s BT Convention Centre.

Ms Buchan was joined by more than 500 fellow Travel Counsellors from seven countries at the event, which began with stand-up by comedian Jason Manford.

Other stars included tenor Russell Watson and singer Alesha Dixon. It was hosted by TV presenter Amanda Lamb.

Among guest speakers was the founder of international lingerie brand Ultimo, Michelle Mone.