Kent travel company, CT Travel Group, has been named ‘Best Business 25+ employees’ in the Times Business Awards, which recognise and reward excellence in local business.  

Over 200 businesses applied with 40 then shortlisted in 10 categories, ranging from large well-established companies to small start-ups and individual entrepreneurs. CT Travel Group, which comprises of Pettitts Travel, CT Business Travel, CT Group Travel, Pathfinder Trade and Invest, Medway Travel Management and CT Trade Missions, was up against two other well-established Kent companies.

The awards nights brought businesses from around Kent together to celebrate the quality and range of talent within the area and the awards were presented by Strictly Dancing’s Anton du Beke, who used to live locally. Joining Anton on stage was Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce CEO and Chair of the judging panel, Jo James.

Founder & CEO of CT Travel Group, Mark Kempster, says:

“We have 85 employees and this is a great reward for all of them. The industry we work in is fast-paced and our staff work tirelessly to ensure we continue to grow and expand – we could not have been in business for 30 years without them. We therefore work hard to ensure that the wellbeing of our staff is paramount and we have put several initiatives in place following their feedback, including increasing the annual holiday allowance, having a nominated charity and ‘employing’ an office dog, our Wellness Director Willow!”

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