FOR the second year running Ilkeston Co-op Travel (ICT) has been recognised for its contribution to both the consumer and the travel industry by being awarded the "Best Independent Travel Agency Chain" at the British Travel Awards 2003.
Phil Kirby (pictured), Commercial Director at ICT, collected the award at a ceremony sponsored by the Travel Trade Gazette.
A spokesperson for Ilkeston Co-op Travel said: "The award is one that is highly sought after and one that we are proud to be the holders of for the second year running. In what has again been a challenging year for the travel industry, we again set standards for others to aspire to.
"Our 40 strong chain of shops have shown a rewarding consistency throughout the year, reflected in our performance. Our continued success is a testament to our hard working staff."
The award was presented at the annual British Travel Awards and recognises quality of service, value and innovation.