Southall Travel is celebrating another year of “fantastic” success and rapid growth after further climbing the prestigious Sunday Times Top Track 250 league.
The business has shot up from 18th to 11th in the 2018 list, which ranks Britain’s private mid-market companies by sales, with Hays Travel entering at 61st.
2018 proved another strong year for travel, with Travel Counsellors rising from 125th to 121st, Click Travel 158th to 134th, Audley Travel 146th to 178th and Riviera Travel 208th to 178th.
Eleventh is Southall’s best showing in the league, now into its 14th year, and becomes the highest ranked privately-owned travel agency and tour operator in the country.
It has previously featured in seven of the past eight Top Track 250 lists. During the past year, Southall’s turnover grew a further £44 million from £563 million to £607 million.
Sales director Jaymin Borkhatria said: “To rise from position 18 last year to 11 this year is a fantastic achievement by the entire team here at Southall Travel and we are all absolutely thrilled.
“This accolade demonstrates that our business continues to grow at a rapid rate and I am very grateful to our suppliers with whom we have very strong relationships and to our loyal customers who continue to enjoy our fantastic products and services.”
Other notable movers include Edinburgh airport, up nine places from 157th to 148th, and new entrants Village Hotels (139th) and Bug Bus Tours (197th).
Travelodge held eighth place in the list, while both the Trainline (down 23 from 177th to 200th place) and Birmingham airport (down two places from 193rd to 195th place) held onto their spots in the top 200.