A TRAVEL agents in East Lancashire has set itself new horizons after earning a first in its 145-year history.

Althams Travel has been included in the Stock Exchange's 1,000 most inspiring companies list for 2019.

And bosses at the Burnley-based chain have celebrated a double success at the industry Agent Achievement Awards. The best travel agent in the North West and North Wales and the Truly Independent Professional Travel Organisation, agent of the year prizes came their way. The regional prize is their seventh successive one.

Managing director Sandra McAllister said: "I am so proud of everything that the company has achieved and this is down to every single member of staff who are all passionate about our business and our history."