A LANCASHIRE cruise agency has been named as one of the best employers in the travel agency business.

Panache Cruises, which employs 15 people and is looking to hire six more, has been named as one of the Top 5 Best Workplaces in Travel in the country.

The awards show has been created by Gail Kenny Executive Recruitment, a London-based travel recruitment company, and workplace culture experts Purple Cubed, who have both built their businesses to become market leaders, and is in its first year.

The awards have three categories: small, medium and large. Panache Cruises, based in Chorley, was entered in the small company category, coming second in their category and fifth overall.

Founder and managing director of the cruise agency, James Cole, said: “We have been up for a number of awards over the past year, but this one is really special.

“Since we launched the business back in July 2020, we have worked hard to make sure we create a highly productive, happy and motivated team.

“The fact that we have made the top five demonstrates that we have achieved all of this and more.”