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Member of the Week, Travelstar European, Celebrate National Award Success and Premises Move

Travelstar European Provide Services for National ExpressBlack Country Chamber of Commerce are celebrating Travelstar European as Member of the Week after the Walsall based coach company won a number of prestigious awards at the National Express Awards 2016. Those that they received on the night included the awards for Engineering Gold Standard, Operator of the Year and High Achievement, which marks the 7th consecutive year that they have received this particular accolade.

In addition to their aforementioned brace of award wins, the business has recently moved into a newly refurbished, larger premises located in Portland Street, Walsall, which will help them to facilitate the expansion of their fleet and growth of their business. Opened in January 2017 by the Mayor of Walsall, the business has invested over £1m in the new premises, enabling them to bring all external operations in house.

Formed in 2005, Travelstar European offer private hire coach services throughout the UK and Europe, as well as contract hire to local and regional educational authorities, schools groups, colleges and universities. Furthermore, they work with some of the largest tour operators in the country, including National Express for whom they operate 6 services. The family run business prides themselves on having one of the youngest fleets of vehicles within the Midlands, maintaining their current work by continually improving their standards and providing an outstanding service for their clients.

Craig Jackson, Operations Manager at Travelstar European, commented: “We at Travelstar European are delighted with our success at the National Express Awards 2016. Being commended at such a prestigious awards ceremony with national exposure not only serves as the ideal platform to promote our business, but also provides a solid foundation upon which to base our ambitions for growth and cement our reputation within the industry.

“With regards to the Black Country Chamber, we have found that being a member has enabled us to tap into a wealth of support and advice through our Relationship Manager, Susan Cyster. In effect, this resource has proven itself to be a valuable asset to the growth of Travelstar European, which instils us with confidence as we look to grow in the future and bring more apprentices on board.”

Black Country Chamber of Commerce wants to support businesses to grow and succeed, and Member of the Week is an initiative to celebrate the great work that our members are doing and to highlight the success stories in the local area.

If you would like more information about Black Country Chamber of Commerce membership, please contact us on 0330 024 0820 or visit For more information about Travelstar European please visit  

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