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PlainSailing.com named ‘Best Yacht Charter Agency in Europe!’


PlainSailing.com wins two major international industry awards: ‘Best Yacht Charter Agency in Europe’ in the Luxlife Travel & Tourism Awards 2020, and ‘Sailing Company of the Year’ in Travel & Hospitality Awards 2020…!

It’s official: UK-based PlainSailing.com, the yacht and catamaran charter experts, are the ‘Best Yacht Charter Agency in Europe’ – that’s according to their recent success in the major, international Luxlife Travel & Tourism Awards 2020, announced this month.

The title was awarded following extensive research, reviews and customer feedback conducted by the Luxlife awards team, and recognises the outstanding work that PlainSailing.com have done over the past year. The award recognises the remarkable customer service and high client satisfaction for their sailing holiday operations in Greece, Croatia, Italy, France and Montenegro.

But the story doesn’t end there – PlainSailing.com also received an award at the recent global Travel & Hospitality Awards 2020 for being ‘Sailing Company of the Year’! This time, the judges were again impressed by their exceptional customer service levels and attention to quality – PlainSailing.com were placed at the top of a very strong 15-company shortlist of sailing-related companies.

It marks the end of a fantastic 2019 sailing season for PlainSailing.com, who continue to go from strength to strength.

For the 2020 season, they are expanding to offer yacht and catamaran charters from Spain, Turkey and Malta, with plans to expand their offering beyond European shores in the short-term future too.

Tommy Tognarelli, co-founder of PlainSailing.com, said “This is more brilliant news for our hard-working team at PlainSailing.com. We’d be thrilled to win just one of these awards, so to pick up two, from two different panels of international judges is an incredible achievement!

“We’ve always known that customers love our super-responsive customer service, our simple booking process, and our approach to quality – but it’s nice that all our effort is now recognised around the world with these awards. And we won the ‘Sailing company of the year’ category against some very stiff competition!

“Thanks so much to all the team working here – you have all played your part – and it’s another red letter day for our business as we strive to become not just the judges’, but everyone’s’, favourite yacht and catamaran charter agency.

“We’ve got some exciting expansion and development plans and we’re going to get better and better, but for now, let’s celebrate this industry recognition and these impressive results!”

PlainSailing.com were nominated for both awards by their customers, and contacted by the respective judgement panels for additional supporting evidence and feedback.

About PlainSailing.com
PlainSailing.com is an award-winning yacht charter agency, specialising in the charter of yachts and catamarans from bases in Croatia, Greece, Italy, France, Turkey, Spain, Montenegro, Malta and the UK. Their website is at the cutting edge of online yacht charter, offering live pricing and availability of yachts or catamarans in the Med and Scotland, the most comprehensive online search functionality and unparalleled customer service (including a UK Freephone number and live-chat functionality). They make it all PlainSailing.com.

Their team have won Luxury Travel and Hospitality awards and were named Luxury Travel Guide ‘Yacht charter company of the year’ for two years running. In 2020, they were named ‘Best Yacht Charter Agency in Europe’ at the Luxlife Travel & tourism awards, and ‘Sailing Company of the year’ at the Travel and Hospitality Awards 2020. They score an impressive 4.9/5 on Feefo, based on 264 verified responses to the independent feedback specialists.

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Charter Tax to support Twinkling Stars campaign


The accountancy firm, Charter Tax, which has offices in Goudhurst and London, is supporting the Twinkling Stars campaign (part of the East Kent Hospitals Charity) as its chosen charity over the coming year.

Twinkling Stars is behind the creation of a Maternal Bereavement Suite at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, which opened in July 2018.

The Twinkling Stars Suite provides a safe haven, adjacent to the labour ward, for mothers who have lost their baby and a place where the family can spend time together to say goodbye. Calming colours and quality, soft furnishings create a comfortable setting, with a kitchenette and en-suite bathroom. The room is situated within the Maternity Department, so mothers remain close to the medical team but away from families who are celebrating the birth of a baby. Families are looked after by a designated midwife with special bereavement training.

A couple from Charter Tax were recently supported by Twinkling Stars and say: “They looked after us from the moment we got to the hospital to the moment we left. They couldn’t have done more for us and also offered support after we got home. Without this charity, we would have been on the main labour ward giving birth with all the other mums. This organisation makes such a huge difference to the emotional wellness of the people involved and we can’t praise and thank them enough.”

Dee Neligan, Fundraising & Development Officer at East Kent Hospitals Charity and Jo Olagboyega, Maternity Matron, visited the Charter Tax office recently to tell the team more about Twinkling Stars and, while there, Mark Howard, Principal at Charter Tax, presented them with a cheque to kick-start the year of fundraising.

While the suite is now in existence, the next goal is to create a separate entrance to the labour ward and to redesign one of the labour rooms to make it less clinical. Charter Tax will be raising money to support this initiative and any funds raised by the team over the next year, will be matched by the firm.

Photo supplied showing: (left to right): Jo Olagboyega, Maternity Matron; Mark Howard, Principal at Charter Tax; and Dee Neligan, Fundraising & Development Officer at East Kent Hospitals Charity

“We are delighted to have Charter Tax’s support for our Twinkling Stars campaign, as their Charity of the Year,” says Rupert Williamson, Fundraising Manager for East Kent Hospitals Charity. “We are really looking forward to working with Charter Tax for the coming year, raising vital funds for our Maternal Bereavement Suite.”

Notes to editors:
• Established in 2009, Charter Tax, Chartered Accountants, which has offices in London and Goudhurst, Kent, offers a first-class accounting and tax advisory service to businesses and high net worth individuals within and outside the UK.
• Charter Tax was formed by Janet Pierce (nee Paterson) and has since grown to more than 30 staff, as well as taking on another principal, Mark Howard, in 2015.
• The ethos of Charter Tax is to help its clients achieve their goals – be it private or family wealth structuring, moving into or out of the UK, successfully running their own business, achieving a corporate sale or undertaking a corporate restructuring project.
• Services are available for corporate and owner-managed businesses, private clients, international tax, VAT consultancy and family office, trusts and estates.
• The firm specialises in tax advice for non-domiciliaries living in the UK, in addition to a domestic service to support wealth and succession planning for owners of farms and estates.
• Charter Tax is licenced to carry out probate and estate administration work.

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