Travel Counsellors has been named in Sunday Times Top Track 250 for the sixth year running.

The newspaper’s list this year is a ‘special Covid-19 edition’ recognising companies that have made an important contribution to the UK in a challenging backdrop.

It has commended mid-market firms that have contributed to the economy as well as local communities, ‘from supporting the NHS to enabling remote working.’

Travel Counsellors has climbed to number 48 in the rankings this year, up from 85 in 2019.

The agency group was praised for its ‘positive response to the crisis’, highlighting how it supported ‘its self-employed advisers via a digital information hub and an expansion of its welfare fund’.

Chief executive Steve Byrne said: “To be named in the Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250 for the sixth year running, and to break into the league table’s top 50 in what has been a really difficult period for many people, is a real testament to our unwavering focus on showing care – to our customers, business owners, colleagues and our local communities – in what continues to be a challenging time in travel.

“The value of a human, trusted, travel expert who can be there for their customers has been proven time and time again during the course of this crisis. This listing is thanks to the care our people have shown to customers, and each other, over the last few months, and demonstrates how working smarter, remotely, and wherever it is secure to do so, supported by a technology platform and a community of nearly 2,000 people that are routing for each other to be successful, can form the backbone to growth.

“We remain focussed on rebuilding a brighter future, harnessing the wealth of experience our business owners have in creating seamless corporate and leisure travel experiences for their customers, and creating as many opportunities to help people enjoy safe ways to explore the globe again.”

The Sunday Times Top Track 250 league table ranks Britain’s mid-market growth private companies with the greatest sales. To be included, companies must demonstrate a minimum of five per cent increase in sales or profits year on year.