Anthony’s Travel are celebrating after being crowned winner of this years Corporate Social Responsibility Award at Cheshire Business Awards 2014. Held in the magnificent venue of Chester Cathedral on Friday 3rd October with a packed audience of some of Cheshire’s most influential businesses, professionals and hosted by ITVs Lucy Meacock the judges spent over eighty hours selecting worthy winners in ten award categories.

Andy Phelan, Business Development Director, Trinity Mirror Cheshire & North Wales said:

“Trinity Mirror Cheshire was exceptionally proud to host to our annual Business Awards once again and be able to salute both the companies and the people who have helped increase prosperity and confidence in the Cheshire region.

The award nominations for 2014 were of the highest quality with some very deserving winners announced on the night. Every finalist and winner should be very proud of their achievements and to be able to receive their recognition at Chester Cathedral made the evening even more special.”

In, what the judges said was one of the most competitive awards, they summarised and said:

“The winner demonstrates an amazing amount of community based activity across a range of organisations and charities. It was a really strong entry , and they have really gone the extra mile and the winner of the Corporate Social Responsibility Award is… Anthony’s Travel

A truly delighted Richard and Tony Bamber collected the award from Karen Clydesdale, Sales Manager at Trinity Mirror Cheshire. Richard Bamber, Partner of Anthony’s Travel commented:

It’s amazing that a company my father founded with one minicoach in 1985 has been deemed worthy of such an honour.  We are very proud of our routes within Halton and Cheshire and our family ethos has always been to help others which has been the foundation of our business. Each one of the wide selection of community partnerships we believe in and don’t simply pay lip service, hopefully what we have done as a small company with limited resources can inspire other small businesses to make a difference in the community they trade in

Joining Anthony’s Travel at the evening ceremony was a wide number of their community partners:

“It’s a fantastic achievement for all involved at Anthony’s Travel, it’s great to see a local organisation investing in the local community.  Seeing the sense of pride on the faces of all your Community guests on Friday really highlights the investments made by Anthony’s Travel have not just been monetary but there has been a real partnership with the Organisations who you help.  Many congratulations.”
Zoe Gill – Business Connector Halton (Runcorn and Widnes)

“Memorable evening spent with great people and when the winners of the 2014 CSR Award was announced was a true Magic Moment.   Anthonys Travel is a glowing example of a company that cares and we at Widnes Vikings are proud to be associated with such a fine local company.”
Dave Rolt, Widnes Vikings

“It was a huge honour to be part of such a special evening for Anthony’s Travel. Tony, Richard and the team are such a prominent force within our local community, supporting many causes and community based activities. They should be extremely proud of their invaluable contributions, it’s lovely to see them recognised for their hard work”
Leah Gorry,CEO Mark Gorry Foundation

“Halton haven hospice have a long and established relationship as Anthony’s Travel are one of our core supporters. Always there offering support. It was with great pride and pleasure that the hospice stood alongside Anthony’s Travel as they picked up their Cheshire Business Award for their CSR. A fitting tribute for a company that clearly strives to be the best at everything they do. Well done to Tony, Richard and all at Anthony’s Travel.  Long may it continue.”
Ciaran Clotworthy, Halton Haven Hospice

This is second time that Anthony’s Travel have received an honour for their work within the community, in March 2012 Anthonys received the prestigious Chester High Sheriffs Award for Corporate Social Responsibility. Further details regarding Anthony’s Travel within the community can be found on ourCommunity page and our Corporate Social Responsibility page.