Celebration was the order of the night for Spencer Travel who won the Tourism category at the 2012 City of Sydney Business Awards which took place at the Westin Hotel on Wednesday night.
Spencer Travel was also one of the 3 shortlisted finalists selected from 22 categories for the Business of the Year Award at Wednesday’s event.
The 2012 awards were the biggest yet with a record number of 883 businesses nominated and 60,000 Sydneysiders casting their vote.
Commenting on their success in the competition, Penny Spencer, Managing Director of Spencer Travel explains,
“We are thrilled to win this award. Being chosen as the winner in the Tourism category and being selected as one of the three finalists in the overall Business of the Year Award against such tough competition is fantastic.”
“The team and I are immensely proud of what we do and it’s great to get such recognition for our work and contribution to the industry.”
“The feedback we got from organisers on our submission was really positive. As some of the selection criteria was based on innovation in business, community participation, staff education, training and strategy planning it is a great indictor that we are doing things right.”
“To be commended by these awards really inspires and drives you to accomplish more. I couldn’t be prouder of the team and what we are achieving.”
Further success was enjoyed on Wednesday night when Shire Travel, a branch of Spencer Travel also took home gold when it was voted the Travel with Kidz Agency of the Year at the Travel with Kidz Awards which took place at the American Club in Sydney. Shire Travel’s Consultant Dayna Porter also won the Rookie of the Year Award at Wednesday’s event.
“We are so pleased to win the two awards at the Travel with Kidz Awards. As these awards are judged by our industry peers and suppliers, it is a particularly special achievement. I am thrilled for Dayna, Lisa and all the team. It is a testament to the hard work and energy they bring to the business every day.”
Manager Lisa Allan further expressed her excitement, “We are delighted with the two award wins. My goal this year was to be award winning and this is only the beginning. It is great to get this acknowledgement. It recognises the talent we have on our team and everything we have achieved over the last year.”
Source = Spencer Travel