Did you notice, the Winter Olympics 2018 hosted new events this year such as sledging relay, tubing drag race and igloo building…
… sorry, we meant Diversity Travel’s Winter Olympics!
We celebrated our 10th anniversary recently with a huge celebration and winter games at Manchester’s Chill Factore. As if Manchester wasn’t cold enough, over 80 of our team braced the sub-zero temperatures to take part in snow-themed challenges at the UK’s longest indoor ski slope. After a very close competition, the winning team was the Orange team, consisting of a motley crew of marketing heroes, business intelligence specialists, online and IT support gurus and sales and finance whizz-kids. There was, of course, ‘friendly’ gloating and they proudly wore their medals for the duration of the evening, which consisted of a themed Bavarian buffet, a bird’s eye view of the sprawling artificial ski slopes and, of course, a party and DJ.
To thank staff for their hard work, the company also hosted our first annual Diversity Travel staff awards ceremony. Six awards were given during the celebration, including Best Newcomer, which went to our Credit Controller Sarah Hobbs. Innovation of the Year award went to Mahmoud Salah for his work on our revolutionary and award-winning quoting system Instaquote. The Team of the Year award was giving to the Willow Team for their continuous high level of service. The Superhero award went to the Rail Team’s Assistant Team Manager, and true one of a kind, Allie Coker. Jo Lawes from the Relief Team was awarded for her excellent service, and the Outstanding Achievement award went to Juniper Team’s Lee Streetly.
(We will be revealing more about our award winners and what they plan to do with their prizes, so stay tuned for our next DT10 blog piece!)
Each of our winners won amazing prizes in the way of flights to the furthest and most exotic reaches of the globe from our airlines partners who sponsored the Diversity Travel Awards. We’d like to thank again our sponsors: Turkish Airlines, Jet Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, British Airways and South African Airways. Company-wide, we’re all incredibly proud of our award winners’ continued effort, contributions and commitment, which are what helps make Diversity Travel a leader in the travel management sector.
Christopher Airey, managing director of Diversity Travel, said:
“Our anniversary celebration was dedicated to all of our proud and passionate staff, who have been instrumental in propelling us through the incredible journey we’ve had in our first 10 years as a business. We have demonstrated strong, consistent growth since the business was founded, but remain hugely ambitious and keen to improve further for all of our customers. We are developing some exciting new initiatives to launch later this year, and we look forward to an even bigger celebration in a few years’ time!”
We’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all customers, suppliers, partners and our people, who’ve made the first ten years so enjoyable. Here’s to you and the next decade!
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