Tour de Audley 2015

Some of the Tour de Audley participants

Some of the Tour de Audley participants

Saturday 4th July was the date of the second Tour de Audley. After last year’s charity event from Witney to London, it was decided a country route might make a nice alternative.

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Audley take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Reaching the summit!

Celebration on reaching a summit!

Last weekend 24 Audley colleagues completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – this takes in the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough that form part of the Pennine range in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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Audley win Telegraph Ultratravel Award

Some of our sales specialists with our shiny new award

Some of our country specialists with our shiny new award

We are honoured to have won a Daily Telegraph Ultratravel Award. Ultratravel readers voted across 20 categories, from best hotel, airline and airport to favourite city and country, with Audley winning the Best Small Luxury Tour Operator category.

This is a hugely prestigious award and being voted for by the public makes it all the more special. Our CEO Ian Simkins attended the lavish awards ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London, with the award being presented by none other than adventurer Levison Wood.

Money raised on the night went to injured soldiers to help them recover through adaptive skiing. To celebrate we had some luxury cupcakes delivered to all three offices.

You can view all the winners and runners-up on the Telegraph website.

Ian accepting our award at the ceremony in London.

Ian accepting our award at the ceremony in London.

Audley celebration cupcakes

Audley celebration cupcakes

Cake sale raises money for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Cake sale

Audley cake sales are legendary and this one was no exception. Held by our Indian Subcontinent country specialists, all monies raised will go to the Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Appeal, and Audley have promised to match the amount raised today from staff eating copious amounts of delicious cakes.

The Nepal Earthquake Appeal
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Audley has buckets of fun raising money for Comic Relief

Vicky, our North Asia and Arabia manager receives a soaking

Vicky, our North Asia and Arabia manager, receives a soaking

Friday 13th March just happened to be a rather chilly day – perfect for soaking people with icy buckets of water for Comic Relief!

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Celebrating the one year anniversary of our Boston office

Infographic-Audley_Final-450Audley’s US division opened its doors in Boston’s North End one year ago on 3rd March, 2014. Now, one year later, Audley Boston has sent clients to more than 77 destinations around the world and grown from 12 employees to 40.

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Audley make the Sunday Times Best Companies list for the second year running

Audley at the awards night

Audley at the awards night

We are pleased to announce that Audley has been named as one of The Sunday Times 100 best companies to work for, achieving position 51!

The list is compiled from the results of the Best Companies Staff Survey which is circulated to staff each year, and we are proud to have been accredited with two stars again for 2015. The awards work in the same way as Michelin stars for restaurants, with three stars being exceptional. The awards acknowledge excellence in the workplace and provide a benchmark to measure ourselves against.

We are lucky to receive many perks for working at Audley. Staff in the gorgeous riverside setting of our Witney office benefit from a fully-equipped free gym, allotments, free fruit and smoothies as well as regular sports and social activities. Staff at our London office benefit from similar sports and social activities, free fruit and smoothies as well as a subsidised café on site. There are also opportunities for our staff to move between offices, including our new office in Boston, USA.

To find out more about life at Audley visit our careers website.

Best company 2015

A healthy start for Audley in 2015

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Ben and Emma working out in the gym

There are no excuses for making healthy New Year’s resolutions at Audley this year.

We have a new gym opening at the end of February, plenty of exercise classes after work and even nutrition lectures during lunchtimes. Our London office are proud of their new space hoppers – ideal for taking a break from your desk, and much use is made of the table tennis, or ‘ping pong’ in our Boston office. During January there were even stretchercise classes on offer, as well as massages. We’re definitely well looked after!

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Movember update

Movember bros and sisters halfway through

Movember bros and sisters halfway through

Movember has once again come to an end. Our Mo-brothers can shave off their top lips, smug in the knowledge that they’ve raised a whopping £2,358 so far, with the total still rising!

Movember is a charity that raises money and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health problems.

1 in 9 men in the UK are likely to face prostate cancer in their lifetime. 

To find out more visit the official Movember charity website.

If you wish to make a donation to the Audley Mo-brothers you can do so here:

http://uk.movember.com/team/1623989

Well done to everyone who took part in all three of our offices.

The boys in their seventies gear

The boys in their seventies gear

Audley Mo Brothers unite for Movember

The Audley Mo Brothers

The Audley Mo Brothers and Sisters pre-growth

Who doesn’t love a well grown moustache? Especially one that’s making a difference in 21 countries around the globe.

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