UKinbound proudly presented Tristram Yarde-Leavett, managing director of Tourwise with its Chairman’s Award at its annual Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner, held on Thursday 7 February in Glasgow.
Taking place at the Glasgow City Chambers, the award was presented by UKinbound’s outgoing chairman Mark McVay, in front of an audience of over 250 people.
Mark McVay, outgoing chairman, UKinbound commented: “Our Awards for Excellence celebrate fantastic achievements in our industry, and I am delighted to present this year’s Chairman’s Award to Tristram Yarde-Leavett. He’s worked for Tourwise for over 30 years, during which time he has been tirelessly dedicated to the tourism industry. During his 20 years as operations director and then 11 years as managing director, he’s helped shape Tourwise into one of the biggest operators in the long-haul English-speaking market. Dedicated, hard-working and a charming negotiator, Tristram and his team are highly regarded throughout the industry. He is a very deserving winner of this award.”
Tristram Yarde-Leavett, managing director of Tourwise commented: “I am humbled and very touched to have received this award. Thank you to everyone at UKinbound, and to my inspirational colleagues at Tourwise of London.”
The Awards for Excellence were presented during the association’s Annual Convention which took place at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 February. The event featured an influential line-up of speakers including Ayesha Hazarika MBE, Irene Roberts from Expedia and Andrea Nicholas from Green Tourism.