CRUISE specialists Imagine Cruising was picked out as the company with the best customer and staff care at the Wiltshire Business Awards on Friday (April 15).

The award, sponsored by Mainline Recruitment, recognises companies that go the extra for their customers, which, in the case of Imagine Cruising, was 20,000 throughout last year.

As experts in luxury and tailor-made cruises, Imagine Cruising also offers a wide selection of exclusive cruise holidays to spectacular destinations, sailing with the leading cruise lines from around the world.

Lisa Schvartz, Operation Supervisor at Imagine Cruising, said: “I am overwhelmed, I can’t believe we’ve won. We work so hard as a company and we really push our staff and the work we’ve put in has paid off.

“We just want to say thank you because we really didn’t expect this at all and it is due to the hard work of everyone in the company and the support we get from the directors as well which means we can achieve this.”

Friday’s win adds another string to the company’s esteemed bow, having previously won the award for Tour Operator of the Year from two prestigious cruise companies, Cunard and P&O.

The company, which is an official sponsor of Swindon FC, has a dedicated team of over 70 people in the UK and over 40 in South Africa, who have spent years forging strong relationships with the world’s best cruise lines, leading airlines, and iconic hotels across the globe.

Stella Weeks, business consultant of Mainline Recruitment after founded it 25 years ago, presented Imagine Cruising with their award and applauded their dedication to their industry.

She added: “Imagine Cruising presented excellent communication both internally with a focused, hardworking team and externally ensuring their customers are constantly monitored, recognised and surveyed to ensure they do repeat business with this company.

“The staff demonstrated dedication and passion which adds to the great atmosphere in the work place and a goal to make their employer the best in the area and its field.”