Report by John Lavabre

ABTA president Stephen Bath has been named business person
of the year in the Dorset Business Awards.

Judges awarded Bath the accolade because of his marketing skills
and creative approach to work.

Bath is joint managing director of independent agency Bath
Travel, which has its head office in Bournemouth. The company has a projected
turnover for this financial year of £110 million and employs 500 staff in 66
branches.