One of our team’s sustainability and charity efforts secured her a spot in the final of the Travel Trade Gazette’s Community Hero Award.
Facilities Manager, Michelle Bielecki, took it upon herself to source greener ways of redistributing unused office furniture and equipment that also benefited the local community. One of the most significant initiatives of Michelle’s, was donating the unused industrial kitchen to Emmaus, a homeless charity in Manchester, who will now use that kitchen in their community café - not only raising funds but creating jobs for many people getting back into work.
Her work over the last year with charities, community groups and refurbishment companies avoided hundreds of items being sent to landfills unnecessarily.
Michelle, who also won the internal Local Heroes award for her efforts, will join four others in the ‘Community Hero’ category at the TTG Awards - an accolade that recognises employees who give back to others.
Kirsty Given, Director of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability.
“She not only identified charities and community groups in need of these items but simultaneously saved the planet”. This comes after we were also shortlisted in the Top Business Travel Agency UK at the Top 50 Travel Agency Awards 2022. As part of their search for the nation’s top travel agencies, The TTG Travel Agency Awards are focused on recognising the very best customer service and expertise, whilst praising the agents and operations teams who have gone above and beyond over the last year.
We find out if we have won on Thursday 24 March at an awards ceremony taking place at The Vox, Birmingham.