• Oliver Hodgson

Cumbrian Travel Agency Celebrate After County Brides Award Win




A renowned independent Cumbrian travel agency is celebrating after a well-respected award win in the wedding industry.


The agency who have stores in Whitehaven, Dunmail and Carlisle last week won County Brides ‘Top Travel Agent’ in the North West of England. This award is voted for by the clients which makes it all the more special for co-directors Leanne Miller and Tricia Rickerby.


Leanne and Tricia shared their joy: “We were delighted to learn of our nomination for County Brides Top Travel Agent North West several months ago. This award is really special to us not just because it's the first time we have been nominated and won but because it is entirely won on customer nominations.


“We have helped many Cumbrian couples say their "I dos " over the years and lost count of the hen/stag parties we have arranged so to win this accolade for our team is amazing we are truly humbled and immensely grateful to all our customers."


Managing Director of County Brides, Duane Thornborough, said: “We wanted to take tonight to have some escapism from the events of 2020. This has been one of the hardest years yet for the wedding industry and it was important to us to make sure these fabulous people got the credit and recognition they deserve.


“On the night we were also able to raise much-needed funds for our chosen charity,

Destination Florida Children’s Charity. Guests made kind donations via text, which will help to take children with life-threatening and life-limiting medical conditions on a magical holiday to Florida.”


Over the past year, County Brides received a ‘record-breaking’ 10,000 votes from newly

married couples recognising more than 2,400 wedding suppliers for their outstanding work. With a total of 315 finalists, there were 36 deserving winners on the night including Cumbria Travel.


The dynamic travelprennuers who both used to work for large firms decided in late 2014 that they wanted to set up their own agency, providing something different and local to the Cumbrian high-street, a decision which has proved to be a hit among wedding consumers.

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