A tour operator set up to help disabled people overcome barriers to travelling has been named a finalist in a national business award.
Birmingham-based Limitless Travel is through to the final of the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards, an annual celebration of Britain’s entrepreneurs who have accessed responsible business finance.
Limitless Travel was launched after founder Angus Drummond was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. He quit his job in investment banking and decided to travel the world, when he discovered the difficulties of travelling with a disability.
Drummond launched a review and advice website for disabled travellers that has grown into a tour operation providing supported and bespoke holidays for people with a wide range of mobility restrictions and disabilities.
The business now employs 14 people and enables hundreds of people to travel in the UK and worldwide – 80% of its customers are taking a holiday for the first time in five years.
Limitless Travel’s positive impact on customers’ lives and its global growth impressed an independent panel of business experts, including James Pickford of The Financial Times. Judges named it as one of three UK finalists for the Microentrepreneur Award for Growth.
Drummond said: “I’m delighted to be a finalist in the Microentrepreneur Award for Growth category and for Limitless Travel to be recognised for everything that it has achieved.
“We are building not only a commercially successful business, but one that is socially responsible and having a huge impact on people’s lives by enabling people with a disability to travel – often for the first time in a number of years.”
The award winner will be announced in Bristol on 12 May.