Southall Travel has been named as one of the leading private mid-market growth companies in the UK at the 13thannual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 awards dinner held at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London yesterday. With annual sales of £564.3 million, Southall Travel ranked 18th in the table, which was published on 1 October 2017.
Being the only travel agency and tour operator to feature in the Top 20, the ratings confirm Southall Travels’ position as one of the UK’s fastest growing travel companies in 2017.
Guests at the awards dinner included founders and senior directors from leading companies and were welcomed by Sacha Romanovitch, chief executive at title sponsor Grant Thornton UK LLP.
Addressing the achievement, Paul Wait, Chief Operating Officer of Southall Travel said:
“This is a wonderful acknowledgement of the continued success, growth and contribution by all at Southall Travel in a very competitive and challenging market. Our ambition to continue to grow is evidenced by the launch of two new brands ST Sports and STFLY”.
Fast Track has published national league tables of top-performing private companies with The Sunday Times for the past 20 years. The Top Track 250 annual league table ranks the UK’s private mid-market companies with the biggest sales.Southall Travel first entered the Top Track 250 in 2010 at 148th position and has since risen up the rankings breaking into the top 20 last year when it was placed at 17th position.
In 2005, the company was also ranked 81 in Fast Track 100 league table, which ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years.
About Southall Travel (Group)
Southall Travel was established in 1984 and is one of the largest travel companies in the UK. The company is a well known brand for affordable travel deals in leisure and business travel sector. Its best selling destinations include India and Indian Ocean destinations, Australia/New Zealand, USA, South Africa, the Far East, and the Middle East. The company offers an extensive range of special offers for budget flights and holidays, last minute trips, honeymoons, group travel etc. Headquartered at Mayfair, London, the company operates 24×7 customer service centre with lines open on all 365 days of the year. Southall Travel is an ABTA member and its ATOL license (5553) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority provides complete financial protection for all flight-inclusive holidays.
About the league table
The 13th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 annual league table was published on 1 October 2017. It is compiled by Fast Track, the UK’s leading research and networking events company focusing on top-performing private companies.