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Wightlink strikes Gold as UK’s Best Ferry Operator at British Travel Awards 2023

Wightlink has been awarded Gold at the British Travel Awards 2023 as Best Ferry Operator in the UK. 

More than a million and a half customers voted across all the categories to recognise the country’s best travel companies, based on their own experiences. 

Greenfield: Winners are solely decided by votes from customers
Wightlink Chief Executive Keith Greenfield, said,

“Thank you to everyone who voted for us. We are thrilled to receive this award, especially as it’s the only contest where winners are solely decided by votes from customers. 

“I want to pay tribute to all my colleagues for their outstanding customer service every day which ensures our excellent reliability in all weathers. More than 3.8 million people choose to sail to and from the Isle of Wight every year with Wightlink. With our fleet of eight vehicle ferries and foot passenger catamarans, we are proud to support the Isle of Wight and bring people together.” 

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This Gold follows a Silver award for Wightlink in the 2021/2 event. Brittany Ferries took Silver this year, and P&O Ferries Bronze. 

Barnes Burton: More than one and a half million votes were cast
BTA director of events and partnerships, Lorraine Barnes Burton, says,

“More than one and a half million votes were cast to determine 2023’s winners and competition was fierce. Wightlink is therefore to be sincerely congratulated on the achievement in winning Gold for Best Ferry Operator for routes from/to UK ports.  

“Ultimately it is the travelling public who decide the winners by voting for the travel companies they consider the best in the business. The British Travel Awards is the largest awards programme in the UK and to win is truly an achievement.” 


News shared by Karen on behalf of Wightlink. Ed