A PENARTH leisure company has secured its place as one of the best in the business.

Five Star Travel of Sully, Penarth, was named the best Wedding & Honeymoon Planner of the year at the Welsh Wedding Awards 2019.

The ceremony took place on Wednesday, February 20 at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff.

The competition was fierce but Five Star Travel managed to win the category and took the trophy home.

Peter Daniell, proprietor of Five Star Travel, said: “To say I was surprised is an understatement. It was a privilege to be awarded this prestigious award. I could not have done this without my beautiful wife, Michelle Daniell.”

Five Star Travel is a platinum member for Sandals Resorts for the Caribbean, and a member of the Wedding Guild of Wales. the company specialises in weddings and honeymoons abroad.

The company is Atol Registered and offers home visits to all clients who cannot visit their office.

A spokesman for the event said: “It is safe to say that it was a memorable and inspiring night, reflecting the professionalism and talent that flow within the Welsh wedding industry.

“The awards provided the opportunity to acknowledge the champions of this sector, who know how to make our wedding an unforgettable experience. The winners of the Welsh Wedding Awards 2019 represent the industry’s gold standard and are tried and tested specialists that the Welsh public wanted to get the recognition they deserve.”

The awards also provided the opportunity to fundraise for a worthwhile cause and helped raise money for the official charity partner, Make A Wish Foundation UK, who grant magical wishes to children and young people, fighting life-threatening conditions.

The awards recognised those who help create unique weddings, making the wedding day an unforgettable experience for both the couple and their guests.

The awards were attended by more than 250 wedding suppliers and specialists, and hosted by radio broadcaster Polly James. All winners were picked by the public.