Once, twice…… THREE times a winner for Tui

Eastbourne's Tui store in The Beacon has won a hat trick of awards this year! Store Manager Karen Burt has just won not only Regional Manager of the Year but also South East & Ireland Divisional Manager of the Year. The store also scooped the prestigious 'Shop of the Year 2018' award. Although both awards have been won previously, it is the first time the store has won both in the same year. The store's newcomer, Teg Wilcox, also won Assistant Manager of the Year at her previous store in Hailsham. Karen, who leads a ten-strong team with around 115 years' experience in the travel Industry between them, is about to celebrate her 25th year at the Eastbourne store. She has been the manager there for the past 15 years. For Regional Manager of the Year Karen was competing against 23 other store managers in the Gatwick East Region and against 350 managers for Divisional Manager of the Year that was announced in front of over 1000 people at the TUI's annual conference in Turkey last month. Karen said: "The key to the store's success is my fantastic team and the effortless service they provide to all our loyal customers, old and new. Their experience and knowledge are second-to-none which shows by the fact that in 2018, the store has achieved its best results in 32 years." Bill Plumridge, Manager of The Beacon, said: "Congratulations to Karen and her colleagues. We are very lucky to have such a great, award-winning Tui team in The Beacon."