Holiday price comparison site icelolly.com won the BVCA regional business transformation management team award for Yorkshire and the North East. As regional winner, icelolly.com has now been shortlisted for the national awards, which are held in London on November 30th.
The BVCA Management Team Awards, produced in association with Grant Thornton UK LLP, is an annual celebration of UK businesses backed by private equity and venture capital.
Following a management buyout by Palatine Private Equity in September 2013, icelolly.com brought in a new senior management team and a renewed focus on outstanding customer service.
Founded in 2005, Palatine Private Equity is an entrepreneurial, Partner led private equity business with a focus on backing like-minded people in the UK regional lower middle market. The Partners have over 80 years’ experience working with entrepreneurs and management teams in private equity backed businesses.
Andrew Latham, chief executive at icelolly.com, said: “The business has been through a significant repositioning in recent years to put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We have enjoyed a period of consistent growth, despite ongoing turbulence in the market, which is testament to the strength of the management team and the work of our people.
“Palatine has been a great support for the business and has enabled us to expand our horizons and focus on providing the systems that work best for our customers. This will continue to be a key focus for us over the next 12 months, and we are continuing to develop our technology and work closely with our travel agent partners to deliver the best value and range of holiday offers.”
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Notes to editors
Founded in 2005, icelolly.com is one of the UK’s leading holiday comparison websites, with more than 20 million visitors each year.
Customers can compare millions of great deals on package holidays, cruises and UK breaks from some of the top travel companies. Booking is simple, fast, and because all holidays are protected, safe – Once a customer has searched for their holiday on icelolly.com all they have to do is call the phone number, or visit the website of the dedicated travel provider, who will process their reservation as well as provide all the required information.
Being able to compare deals from more than 30 different travel companies, who add their best offers daily, allows customers to save time researching their holiday and save money, making icelolly.com a firm favourite with British holidaymakers.