Baldwins Travel Group are Travel Agent of the Year for London & the South East of England
Baldwins Travel Group are delighted to announce that they have won “Travel Agent of the Year for London & the South East of England” at the recent Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards. This is the 10th year in a row that the company has won this prestigious award and is testament to the hard work and dedication of the growing team across Kent & Sussex.
This year’s ceremony, which was held at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel on Tuesday 11th July, was attended by over 900 travel trade members and the awards are recognised as the travel industry’s top accolade for excellence and achievement in the UK’s travel agency community. The prize was presented by ITV presenter Stephen Mulhern who entertained the crowds with his good humour and magic and who also stayed around for photos after the event.
Nick and Chris Marks – Joint Managing Directors of the company stood aside to let their father; Ron Marks take to the stage first, in recognition of all of his work leading the company for the past 25 years. His wife Sally, who is also a Director and 12 other members of Baldwins Travel Group stood and applauded the company’s achievement with vigour and celebrated well into the night.
Nick Marks said: I am so pleased for all the team, without their dedication and knowledge we wouldn’t have been able to win this coveted award for the last 10 years. This award is wholly theirs. Well done to our fantastic #winningteam.
The company was also shortlisted in the Marketing Promotion of the year category and Baldwins Travel – Tonbridge’s branch manager Trevor Ridler was also shortlisted in the Aspire Agent of the Year awards. This was in recognition of hard work put in over the past year and it is high praise indeed to be finalists for these hotly contested prizes.
Baldwins Travel Group is part of the consortium Advantage Travel Partnership which supports the agency in a number of ways and allows this most independent of businesses to thrive alongside multiple brands. Julia Lo Bue-Said, managing director of Advantage Travel Partnership also attended the event and adds: “In total, nine of our members were recognised at the Agent Achievement Awards. This is a fantastic vote of confidence in the independent travel industry and we would like to congratulate Baldwins Travel Group for their outstanding performance this year.”
Baldwins Travel Group has Baldwins Travel stores in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Maidstone, Uckfield, Cranbrook, Lewes plus 2 further branches; Sevenoaks Travel & Travelux – Tenterden and a thriving Business Travel department; BBTM. This leisure and business travel agency also offers a comprehensive foreign currency service in all locations along with the availability of many holiday enhancements such as insurance, parking, car hire and attraction tickets.