A BUSINESS with several local branches was honoured at an awards ceremony.

Carrick Travel, with bases in in Pershore, Chipping Norton, Bourton and Evesham won agent of the year in Central England at the Agent Achievement Awards.

Winning owners Tina Nason and Tracey Carter attended the glittering affair at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London, collecting the award from celebrity host Stephen Mulhern.

Tina Nason, managing director said: “We are thrilled to have won this award and would like to thank all our loyal customers who have helped us achieve this.

"We are passionate about booking personalised, tailor-made holiday itineraries and this award is testament to the hard work and dedication of all our staff who bring those dreams to life for our customers.”

The Agent Achievement Awards have been running for 22 years, with a total of 34 awards distributed on the night, reflecting the industry’s best high street, homeworking, online and call centre agents.

The awards are organised by Travel Weekly, the UK’s leading travel industry magazine, with the 850 guests representing the cream of the travel industry.

This is the ninth time that Carrick Travel has won the award and the fourth year in a row.