Local Valleys Coach Company Edwards Coaches Ltd have finally become the belle of the ball winning the award for the Best Coach Operator at the 2011 Group Travel Awards.
Edwards Coaches Ltd have beaten off some of the top names within the UK coaching industry to win this prestigious award as voted by the readers of the Group Travel Organizer Magazine. This latest award adds to the fantastic year being experienced by local coach operator Edwards Coaches Ltd who have recently completed the acquisition of Diamond Holidays and Brian Issac Holidays in January alongside being awarded National Express contracts in May to operate Cardiff to London 10 times per day and Cardiff to Bradford 3 times per day.
The awards ceremony took place at the prestigious Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London on Friday 10th June 2011 and recognized a wide selection of industries throughout Group Travel. The event is always a highlight on the Coach Industries calendar with over 400 guests in attendance from across all aspects of tourism.
One of the most sought after awards at the event is the ‘Best Coach Operator which is voted for by the readers of the Group Travel Organizer Magazine. Sixteen companies from across the UK were shortlisted for the award including Shearings, the largest coach operator in the UK all eagerly awaiting the coveted words ‘and the winner is…’. To present the award at this year’s ceremony was the highly regarded Simon Calder, Travel Editor of the Independent Newspaper and BBC Travel Advisor who announced Edwards Coaches Ltd as the 2011 winner.
Edwards Coaches Ltd are no stranger to success with a trophy cabinet to be proud of. To date in 2011 Edwards Coaches Ltd have already been finalists at the UK wide 2011 Coach Tourism Awards in the categories ‘European Coach Holiday Programme of the Year’ and ‘UK Coach Tour Operator of the Year – over 10 vehicles’
Commercial Director Jason Edwards spoke about winning this prestigious award “To be shortlisted with what I regard as some of the best coach tour companies in the UK is itself a tremendous achievement. But it’s fantastic to finally be recognized throughout the UK as a leader in Group travel. We are going to be working extremely hard to offer quality value for money holidays and will hope to be in contention at next year’s awards ceremony”
He continued to say “This is a huge achievement for a family run company from South Wales and I was proud to accept the award on behalf of the whole company. This award will bring a big boost for all of the staff at Edwards from Maintenance, Transport and Sales to be recognized as the best in the UK and I would like to extend thanks to them all for one big team effort!”