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Travelworld staff celebrates a century of service

Luxury motorhome dealership Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld has honoured its loyal employees with long-service awards.

Eight Travelworld employees received trophies to celebrate service to the business which spans a combined total of more than 100 years.

Ross Edwards, managing director at Stafford-based Travelworld, said: “It was a pleasure to present these dedicated long-servers with a token of our appreciation.

“Travelworld has more than 40 years of heritage. Our people and their expertise have always been at the core of the business and we are committed to employing the very best individuals to offer our customers an industry-leading service.

“It’s been a privilege to watch our long-servers develop and grow in their careers. We hope they continue to do so for many years to come.”

Leading the way is technical manager James Prime, who has been part of the Travelworld team for 28 years and was promoted to his current role in 2021.

James, 48, said: “I have enjoyed a fantastic career with Travelworld and have taken advantage of all the training opportunities available.

“I started out as a mechanic at the age of 20 having just completed my Level 3 apprenticeship before moving onto workshop supervisor and later service manager.

“Today as technical manager I involved with health and safety training and technical support for our customers while sharing my knowledge and experience with other employees. It’s a huge privilege to be working for a luxury dealership with some of the best motorhomes in the world.”

Celebrating two decades with Travelworld is Colin Prior, who is a technician at the dealership.

Michael Woodward (technician), Erik Baxendale (operations director), Frank Draper (sales executive), Karl Hudson (sales executive) and Nick Barker (sales manager), meanwhile, have all completed 10 years of service.

Nick said: “What people have come to expect from Travelworld is knowledge, honesty and transparency. We want everyone to drive away in the motorhome that best suits them – and our rich experience certainly helps with that.”

Erik Baxendale become Travelworld’s first new director in 17 years recently and was hailed as “instrumental” in the business’ success.

Completing the award winners was Jake Macquarie, the grandson of Travelworld founder Bob Edwards, with 13 years of service having started out in the valeting team before progressing to sales controller.

Travelworld has the largest array of premium German brand motorhomes in the UK market and is perfectly placed to meet the current unprecedented demand for Carado, Dethleffs, HYMER and Niesmann + Bischoff vehicles.

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