We are absolutely delighted to share the news with you that at last night’s Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards in London we were awarded Travel Agent of the Year for London & the South East for the 12th consecutive year. In addition, we are over the moon to also share that we have been named National High Street Agency of the Year, for the 4th time since 2014…
Our Chairman Ron Marks and Joint Managing Directors Nick & Chris Marks, were joined by an excited group from the Baldwins Travel team to enjoy a glamorous black-tie ceremony at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge which was hosted by Travel Weekly editor-in-chief Lucy Huxley and comedian Joel Dommett.
The evening got off to an outstanding start when our Tonbridge Branch Manager Trevor Ridler was awarded the CLIA Cruise Master award. His dedication to the development of all of our sales team, through regular training and encouragement in all things cruise – plus his proactive approach to marketing this fast-paced sector – has led to this area of the business growing from strength to strength. Our Director Chris says; “Trevor is a very driven and dedicated member of our team and this award is duly deserved. His passion and knowledge for cruise is exceptional and he shares this willingly with all our team.”
As the night moved from one award to the next via an array of exciting giveaways, entertainment and a sumptuous meal, the atmosphere at the Park Plaza was buzzing and as the anticipation mounted into the night, the announcement that, for the 12th year running, Baldwins Travel had been named; ‘Travel Agent of the Year for London & the South East’ was met with rapturous applause as Nick, Chris and Ron made their way to the stage.
As the awards ceremony neared a close it was then also unveiled that we had also been awarded the ‘National High Street Agency of the Year’ award for the 2nd year running – and for the 4th time since 2014. For the first time – all of the team members present joined the Chairman and Directors on stage for a celebratory photo call before toasting their success with a few bubbles.
Our Director Nick compliments the whole team: “We are so very proud of all 68 of our team members. These awards are down to their incredible hard work and their spirit of enquiry. Their knowledge and confidence in what they do shines through alongside the passion that they all have for sharing the wanderlust and building long-lasting client relationships. In my opinion this is unsurpassed within the travel industry. The Directors are so proud of the Baldwins Travel family and we dedicate this outstanding achievement to all of them.”
It has been a truly winning week for Baldwins Travel. Just a few days before the awards, Nick and Chris came home triumphant after winning the annual ‘Travel Trade Crusade’ seeing them travelling across Europe for 4 days, undertaking challenges and raising funds for the charity Dental Mavericks. Their team raised an amazing £2500 and all the teams combined raised over £45,000 in total for their chosen charities. In addition, Tracey from our Uckfield branch won a holiday at the awards night and 3 team members have been announced as finalists in future award ceremonies so there are smiles all round.
You too can feel like a winner if you come and book your holiday in one of our branches. We would not have come this far without our award-winning teams offering the most excellent levels of customer service. We are constantly looking out for the best travel opportunities to share with our discerning clients, and only work with the best suppliers – those who share their commitment to providing the best possible customer experience.
Our obsession with travel means that we are dedicated to opening your eyes to new and exciting travel possibilities by sharing with you our knowledge and experiences. Come and speak to our teams today about your future travel plans – all our branch details are at the bottom of the page.