Lucketts scoops award

Lucketts Travel Group has been named as the best large business in the South of England.

The Fareham-based firm was named Large Business of the Year at the Johnston Press South Business Awards.

It was praised by the judges for its financial results, increases in staff numbers to almost 300, and its investment in training, all while maintaining its ethos as a family-run firm.

Since 2010-11 Lucketts Travel Group’s revenue has increased from 12.8m to 20.5m for 2014-15. The group also operates nearby Coliseum Coaches and Worthing Coaches.

Says Joint MD Ian Luckett: “This award has come at the end of Lucketts Travel Group’s busiest period, during which all our staff worked incredibly hard to keep the business performing at the high level our customers have come to expect from us.

“Next year will be our 90th anniversary and will see significant investment in new vehicles, but also in the valuable staff that work for the business, with training and development being given top priority.

“We could not be more proud of the awards because we have been working very hard to invest in the quality of our service, but also on investing in our staff and ensuring our business is expanding and moving in the right direction.”