Last weekend two hives were installed here at New Mill by Chris Clothier, a member of the British Beekeepers Association, who lives locally in Charlbury. He has been a bee keeper for three years and is also a tutor on the subject.
A selection of our staff were rewarded with a couple of days in London last week. They started their day inspecting the new London office in Shepherd’s Bush, before continuing on to Kensington Gardens for a lesson in cocktail making.
It was then on to Vinopolis for lessons in wine tasting and a nightclub, before staying overnight in the big city! The next day the entertainment continued, with a trip into the sky on the London Eye and chocolate tasting with Hotel Chocolat.
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A number of staff took part in the OX5 Run at the weekend. Held in the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace, the 5km course is open to everyone, with the proceeds going to the Oxford Children’s Hospital.
One of our charities in Kenya, Mara Rianda, has just reached its ten year anniversary. The charity started when the founder Richard Long asked a local school teacher what they needed and was told ‘chalk would be a miracle’. Their most recent achievement is the opening of a new medical centre, which Richard visited in October.
He reported that the community were ‘just overwhelmed to have their own medical centre; it was truly an answer to their prayers’.
We’re delighted that ‘Outside’, one of the leading lifestyle and travel magazines in the United States, has selected Audley as an honouree of their annual Travel Awards, which celebrate the top destinations, companies, products, and travel providers in the U.S. and around the world that inspire people to participate in an active lifestyle.
Among the best new adventures, lodges, secret getaways and foodie hotspots we were recognized as one of the top providers offering an alternative to group travel.
“With UK-based Audley, you pick a country, they put you in touch with a certified country specialist, and the two of you hammer out an itinerary within your budget, traveling with or without an in-country guide,” the magazine explains.
This comes at an exciting time as the doors to our first U.S.-based office have just officially opened in Boston, Massachusetts with a staff of 27 already dedicated full time to attending the American client base.
To find out more about our awards visit our website.
We are pleased to announce that Audley has been named as one of The Sunday Times 100 best companies to work for, achieving position 30!
We are pleased to announce that our new London office will be opening in the spring.
Located in Shepherd’s Bush near the Westfield Shopping Centre, the office will be in the ‘Yellow Building’, the award-winning head office of Monsoon Accessorize, and is within walking distance of Latimer Grove (Hammersmith and City line) and Shepherd’s Bush (Central line). It is also easily accessible from Oxford and Witney and from across London.
We plan to create the same unique culture in London that we have at our New Mill office in Witney.
If you have a passion for sales and wish to work in the travel industry we’d love to hear from you. We are currently recruiting for Country Specialists for our new London office, to find out more visit our Careers website.