Travel group, with branch at Swaffham, wins lifetime achievement award

Premier Travel, which has a branch at Swaffham, is presented with a lifetime achievement award. ANL-160517-150408001
Premier Travel, which has a branch at Swaffham, is presented with a lifetime achievement award. ANL-160517-150408001
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Independent local travel agent, Premier Travel, which has a branch in Swaffham, has won a prestigious lifetime achievement award.

It has been presented by the Travel Network Group in celebration of Premier Travel’s 80th anniversary this year.

Manager of the Swaffham branch, Leisa Olley, was among those who attended Travel Network Group’s conference on board Celebrity Cruise’s Eclipse where the awards ceremony was held earlier this month. She is pictured front row, third form the left.

Operating locally since 1936, privately-owned Premier Travel is recognised as the leading independent travel agent across East Anglia with 19 branches trading in market towns and cities around the area.

The lifetime achievement award was presented to Premier Travel’s chairman, Renford Sargent on behalf of the company by Gary Lewis, chief executive of the Travel Network Group

Premier Travel was awarded the prestigious award in front of the more than 450 of the travel industry’s leading figures.

Both chairmen, Renford Sargent and Peter Andrews have been part of the Premier Travel group for 50 years and have contributed the business’s success, offering years of expertise and leadership between them.

Premier Travel is one of the biggest members of the Travel Network Group – the largest independent travel network in the UK and Europe.

Commenting on the award, Gary Lewis said: “This award goes to Premier Travel in recognition of their incredible achievement and in celebration of their 80 years in the travel industry. Premier Travel is an exemplary business and Mr Sargent, Mr Andrews and the team have continued to develop their success by staying true to their values of delivering outstanding customer service; leveraging new and dynamic technologies and expanding their product portfolio.”

Commenting on their award, Renford Sargent, Premier Travel Group Chairman, said: “We are thrilled to be presented with the lifetime achievement award, it’s a real tribute for us and a great reflection of all the hard work put in by the team. To collect this award and be recognised in front of hundreds of the UK’s highest profile travel professionals was fantastic.”

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