United Taxis Announced as BAPTAs Unsung Hero Award Sponsor

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United Taxis has been unveiled as the sponsor for the 2018 BAPTAs Unsung Hero Award. The Unsung Hero Award recognises individuals from the ‘front line’ of the tourism industry who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty to provide exceptional customer service. The award is open to any individual within the BH postcode and which has a direct impact on tourism.

The semi-finalists were announced at the BAPTA semi-finals event held recently at the Bournemouth and Poole College.


The 2018 Unsung Hero Award semi-finalists are:

  • Des Simmons - Bournecoast and Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Management Board
  • Ian Faulkner – Wimborne BID
  • Ian Goode – A Goode Experience
  • Jackie Richmond – Splashdown and Lemur Landings
  • James Maidment – Canvas and Bournemouth Town Watch scheme
  • Mark Berry – The Winchester
  • Michele O'Brien – Granny Cousins Ghost Walks
  • Paul Dredge – Poole Tourism Management Board
  • Tim Seward – Tim Seward Management – previously BCTC and Cliff House Hotel

Jackie Phillipson from BAPTAs and ROUTEpr, said: “We are delighted to welcome United Taxis as our sponsor. This award recognises individuals who provide an outstanding level of customer service in their work place. It’s time for these individuals to be recognised for their hard work and commitment in helping to establish the area as the No.1 tourism destination. It’s their opportunity to shine!”

Derek Heritage, of United Taxis, said: “We are privileged to become part of the BAPTAs this year. As sponsor of the Unsung Hero Award, we continue to support the difference that individuals can make to a business, and community when providing excellent customer service. It’s so rewarding to be able to give recognition to these people.”

United Taxis, based in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch has a fleet of over 300 cabs and provides discounted fixed fares for all bookings made via their App. They pride themselves on being the largest taxi company in the area while supporting the community in many ways through initiatives such as this and through other charitable work.

The winners will be announced at the BAPTA Ball Awards Ceremony on 15th March at The Lighthouse, Poole. Tickets are now available via the website www.bapta.co.uk. For more information about the BAPTAs please visit www.bapta.co.uk or contact jackie@routepr.agency.


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