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PJs for pounds day at HolidayExtras.com

‘PJs for pounds’ raises cash for Children in Need

The team at local travel add-ons company HolidayExtras.com got out of bed on the right side last Friday morning by wearing their pyjamas to work to raise money for Children in Need. Donning everything from funky all-in-ones to dressing gowns and slippers, people came in droves to donate money and flaunt their best bedtime garments.Continue reading

Amanda Richardson tucks into the fresh fruit

HolidayExtras.com team gets healthy and happy

As the days get shorter and chillier, HolidayExtras.com has given its team some TLC with a week of health and well-being activities. Well-being Week began on Monday 10 October as team members were welcomed to work with fruit, cereal bars and juice. Breakfast was provided every day for the week, along with a schedule ofContinue reading

HolidayExtras.com rated in The Sunday Times Top Track 250

55 Southeast companies listed on to the prestigious league table. Together the Southeast companies employ 113,638 staff and achieved combined sales of £14.4 billion. Cathy Beare, Group Chief Financial Officer for HolidayExtras.com, was among guests at a dinner in London on Thursday October 13, to celebrate the publication of this year’s Sunday Times HSBC TopContinue reading

Members of the Holiday Extras team celebrating at the Keibas

HolidayExtras.com makes top three at the Keiba awards

HolidayExtras.com was named in the top three for the Employer of the Year category at the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA) last week. All shortlisted companies attended a gala dinner and awards presentation on Thursday 30 June at the Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone in Kent. Anouk Agussol, Group People Business Partner at HolidayExtras.com, said:Continue reading

Paris, je t'aime – because I can get off my bike

For James Thompson, the only way to get to Paris is to ride 250 miles on his bike. James, from Folkestone, his uncle Paul Coward and their friend Will McLean are planning a gruelling three-day bike ride from London to the French capital to raise money for Kent Air Ambulance. Paul, from Hawkinge, came upContinue reading

Rescue dogs have their day at HolidayExtras.com

Rescue greyhounds bounded around the HolidayExtras.com office on Friday during a fundraising day in aid of deserving dogs. Web project manager Lena Raske and her helpers raised £297 for Kent Greyhound Rescue to help pay for medical treatment for Holly, a greyhound who had been abused. The Appledore charity saved the dog’s life, and sheContinue reading

Naked calendar raises so much more than the bare minimum

  Calendar girls and boys at Hythe company HolidayExtras.com have raised £1,000 for charity. The company presented £500 each to Kent Air Ambulance and Macmillan Cancer Care after selling 200 copies of its 2011 naked staff calendar. Customer service executive Kate Davis, the brains behind the calendar, said: “Everything about it was better than IContinue reading