Our annual staff awards are a celebration of our team here at Diversity Travel, recognising certain individuals who have gone above and beyond in their roles within the company. The winners of these awards truly encompass our core values:
- We’re proud and passionate about what we do
- We embrace diversity and treat everyone with respect and trust
- We always look to improve our products, service and ourselves
- We keep the customer at the heart of all we do
We’re delighted to share the winners of this year’s staff awards for the following five categories: Newcomer of the Year, Service Excellence Award, Innovation of the Year, Superhero of the Year and Outstanding Achiever of the Year!
Newcomer of the Year
This award recognises an individual who has joined Diversity Travel in the last 12 months and has had a major positive impact in their first year. The proud winner this year was Harriet Matthews!
Harriet is described by her colleagues as being fun, happy and having an infectious smile and positive attitude. She always ensures that clients get the best level of service and doesn’t give up when faced with challenges. Since arriving at Diversity Travel, she’s been an asset to the team!
Harriet received two return tickets on British Airways to a European destination of her choice, courtesy of Diversity Travel in conjunction with British Airways. We hope she’ll enjoy her well-earned travel break!
Service Excellence Award
The Service Excellence Award celebrates an individual who has consistently provided outstanding service to their clients, demonstrating a genuine dedication to high quality service which will have been recognised by their peers and customers. Gary Dobbins was our winner this year!
Gary has been described as having tireless commitment to delivering excellent service. He doesn’t shy away from dealing with complex or difficult situations and during the course of the year, he’s brought various issues to a positive resolution. He constantly aims to create strong relationships with our clients, providing them with the exceptional service they deserve.
Gary will be celebrating his win with a weekend away for two people up to the value of £500, courtesy of our travel partner Bedsonline! Well done Gary!
Innovation of the Year
The Innovation of the Year award acknowledges an innovation or idea over the last 12 months that has had a major positive impact on the business. This year, the winner was FlightPath, our online flight booking tool, and the Development team behind it!
FlightPath has enabled us to offer something new to our customers, providing a seamless booking experience for those who prefer to book their travel online. The team behind it (Leo Cimoch, Sam Greaves, Connor Holden, Ritesh Khanna, Patryk Kirst, Chris Smith, Priestly Etong, Amr Abdelkader, Mohammed Abdella and Ahmed Mostafa) have all contributed to its development, maintenance and improvement and deserve to be recognised for this accomplishment!
The team will enjoy a Crystal Maze Experience in Manchester, followed by dinner.
Superhero of the Year
Our Superhero of the Year award is presented to someone who has gone significantly above and beyond the call of duty in the last year. It is reserved for a team member who has shown incredible commitment to Diversity Travel and our clients, beyond what would normally be expected. Our worthy winner was Josh Cooper!
Josh received nominations from many team members across the company, who described him as conscientious, professional, committed, patient, brilliant at helping others, not fazed by challenges and a ‘rock of the team’.
To say thank you for all of his incredible work, Josh received a pair of return tickets to Athens, courtesy of Aegean Airlines!
Outstanding Achiever of the Year
This final award goes to an individual who has demonstrated superb qualities and delivered excellent results across their role in the last 12 months; someone who has shown themselves to be committed, enthusiastic, innovative, helpful and successful, and who has Diversity Travel’s values at the heart of everything they do. Our winner this year was Leanne Roberts!
Leanne has consistently delivered outstanding service to our customers. She shows empathy and understanding to both clients and colleagues, and keeps our values at the heart of what she does on a daily basis. She is one of her department’s highest performers and is frequently the recipient of positive feedback from our customers.
Leanne is the worthy winner of two return tickets to Istanbul, courtesy of Turkish Airlines! We hope she’ll enjoy what is sure to be an incredible adventure.
It goes without saying that our team members are the vital component of Diversity Travel; without any of them, the company would not be where it is today. A massive well done goes to all of our winners, but also to each member of the Diversity Travel team who go out of their way every day to provide exceptional service to our clients. We’re proud to have you all as part of our family!