Travel firm soars

SOUTHSIDE travel group Barrhead Travel has been named one of the UK’s best employers for the third year running.

The company was one of just seven Scottish organisations listed in a national newspaper’s 100 best companies to work for 2012.

It also was given a Michelin-style two-star accreditation in recognition of its status as a dynamic, effective and highly-engaged workplce and received the status of the highest ranking travel agency in the UK.

Sharon Munro, chief executive at Barrhead Travel, said: “An independent survey such as this acts as a great barometer for genuine employee satisfaction and I am really pleased with the positive responses we received from our staff again this year.

“To be named one of the UK’s top employers for three years running in addition to receiving two star accreditation for employee engagement is testament to our ongoing focus on training, development and reward.

“A company is only as strong as the people it employs and full credit is due to all Barrhead Travel staff, managers and trainers for their unbridled enthusiasm, hard work and team spirit”.