Top 30 ‘Most Inspiring and Influential in Luxury Travel’ 2021
After one of the most challenging times the travel industry has seen with a year of cancellations, amendments, refunds and suppressed sales. I am therefore thrilled to have been recognised with the service and support I have offered my clients throughout.
“With celebrity followers and inspirational content, Dan’s social media engagement is renowned in the travel industry. His client base is now international and his high levels of service have been recognised with multiple industry awards. Never A Wasted Journey is a truly impressive business.”
Luxury Travel Designer of the Year 2020
I am thrilled to have been recognised as ‘Luxury Travel Designer of the Year’ at the Carrier Awards Ceremony 2020, held at BAFTA. Being up against such strong competition, this is one that I am extremely proud to have won.
Luxury Travel Designer of the Year 2019
I am delighted to have been named as the UK’s best Luxury Travel Designer at the TTG Luxury Travel Awards. The judges were “blown away by my successful journey so far”, adding that Never A Wasted Journey is “clearly going places”. Editor of TTG Luxury April Hutchinson quoted: “Dan embodies the hard work and dedication needed to be a true luxury travel designer, always thinking about what’s best for his clients. We had a range of strong, interesting entries that show how vibrant a sector this is, but judges were most impressed by Dan. Huge congratulations from all at TTG Luxury, and the wider industry, which as proved from the reception he got upon winning, clearly supports Dan as much as we do.”
Carrier Holidays Agent of the Year 2018
It was with great pleasure to finish an award winning year off by also receiving the 'Agent of the Year' Award at the Carrier Holidays Gala Dinner. The setting being inside the Natural History Museum set the scene and it was an award I was delighted to receive being up against the strongest agents within the Travel Industry.
Lusso Agent of the Year 2018
I was thrilled to win Agent of the Year at the Lusso Travel Awards 2018. This award was due to continuing to offer the highest levels of service for my clients and offering the key ingredients that make each holiday a memorable one with Never A Wasted Journey.
Top 100 Small Businesses In The UK
I was honoured to receive special recognition at the House of Lords for 'Never A Wasted Journey' being named one of this years top 100 Small Businesses in the U.K. It was also a pleasure to meet the Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark and Lord Young of Graffham.
Agent of the Year 2018
I am extremely honoured to have received the Agent of the Year Award 2018, having beaten off strong competition from 68,000 other agents in the UK. Winning such an award wouldn't have been possible without your support and my own continued hard work and dedication for those who travel with Never a Wasted Journey.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the British Travel Hall of Fame Awards 2018
The British Travel Hall of Fame recognises the highest achievers in the travel industry and with Sir Richard Branson being just one of the many previous inductees I am honoured to have been named a finalist in the 2018 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Category. For my passion and drive with Never A Wasted Journey to be recognised at such a prestigious awards ceremony is an achievement I am extremely proud of.
Agent of the Year 2017
2017 was a record breaking year for Never A Wasted Journey and I am honoured my success was recognised in receiving the Agent of the Year Award at the prestigious Carrier Holidays annual awards ceremony.
Countywide Customer Focus Award at the Essex Business Awards 2017
I am proud to have won the Countywide Customer Focus of the Year Award at the Essex Business Awards 2017.
With the awards recognising the efforts of companies who have one thing in common, the dedication to achieving excellence, it is a category I am overjoyed to have been recognised in.
SBS 2017 Winner as chosen by former BBC Dragons Den star Theo Phapitis
I was thrilled to have been chosen by former BBC Dragons Den star Theo Phapitis as one of his favourite small businesses.
Theo is an extremely successful businessman and having reviewed our company in the Small Business Sunday competition, I was ecstatic with him quoting "I admire people who have passion and energy" and selecting Never A Wasted Journey as one of his favourites.
National Agent of the Year 2017 Finalist
I was proud to be been named a finalist in the National Agent of the Year category at the prestigious Agent Achievement Awards 2017. With over 68,000 Travel Agents in the country, being shortlisted as one of the top 5 agents is testament to the importance of the service I aim to offer.
Outstanding Achievement Award 2016
Having beaten off strong competition from our local competitors, being awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Carrier Awards 2016 was a fabulous finish to the year for Never A Wasted Journey in recognition of my continued high standards within the travel industry.
Young Entrepreneur of the year at the Essex Business Awards 2016
I was overjoyed to be named as a finalist in the Young Entrepreneur of the year category at the Essex Awards 2016 and to have been recognized for demonstrating creativity and vision in my business.
National Agent of the Year 2016
I was ecstatic to be nominated as a finalist for the National Agent of the Year 2016 at the Agent Achievement Awards. My service being recognised in such a widespread category throughout the British Isles is one I am extremely proud of.
Outstanding Achievement Award at the Carrier Awards Ceremony 2015
2015 proved to be another successful year for Never A Wasted Journey and after continuing to offer a service where nothing is ever too much trouble I was extremely grateful to finish the year with an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Annual Carrier Awards Ceremony.
Best Tourism Service at the Essex Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2015
I was overjoyed to have been selected as a finalist in the Best Tourism Service category at the 2015 Essex Tourism & Hospitality Awards.
I pride myself on going that extra mile and dedicate my time to improving all client holiday experiences. To be recognised as continuing to deliver such a service is one that I am very appreciative of.
National Agent of the Year 2015
This year I was honoured to be a finalist as one of the top five agents in the British Isles at the National Agent of the Year Awards.
With my aim of going above and beyond the norms of customer service, ensuring that each and every booking experiences a perfect and seamless trip, and continuing my fantastic relationships with new and loyal customers, a recognition such as this is one I am honoured to receive.
Best Tourism Service at the Essex Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2014
I was delighted to win the Best Tourism Service at the 2014 Essex Tourism & Hospitality Awards. Having faced stiff competition from across the county I am so proud that my personalised service and attention to detail was recognised at such a prestigious event.
Best New Agent of the year at the Carrier Awards Ceremony 2014
I was thrilled to have won Best New Agent at the Carrier Awards Ceremony for 2014. With competition from many other agents throughout the United Kingdom to win such an award was an outstanding achievement in my first year and one I was extremely grateful to receive in recognition for my working philosophy.