Lucketts is ‘Large Business of the Year’
Lucketts Travel Group was named ‘Large Business of the Year’ by Portsmouth daily newspaper, The News, at its prestigious Business Excellence Awards. The company was praised by the Business Excellence Awards judges for its financial results, increases in staff numbers and its investment in training. Since 2010/11 Lucketts Travel Group’s turnover has increased 56%, from £12.8m then to a forecast £20m for 2013/14 with the contribution of new key contracts. The head count has risen by almost 45% in the same period, from 207 in 2010/11 to almost 300 working across the business in Fareham, Southampton and Worthing currently. After winning the Large Business of the Year award Lucketts will go on to the regional Johnston Press Southern Business Awards, which are held in Brighton in autumn.
Joint MD, Ian Luckett, said, ‘We could not be more proud of the awards because we have been working very hard to invest in the quality of our service, but also on investing in our staff and ensuring our business is expanding and moving in the right direction. The next few years are going to be very exciting for Lucketts Travel Group as we embark on our ambitious growth and investment programme while also ensuring all our staff receive industry leading training. We would like to thank the Business Excellence Awards judges for recognising our hard work so far, and we look forward to going on to the Johnston Press Southern Business Awards, where we will once again be contesting Large Business of the Year category.’