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This travel company gave its staff the best gift ever

Turning 50 is always an auspicious and proud occasion and Bench Africa celebrated their 50th in style at the Quay restaurant in Sydney on Wednesday. 



“Making it 50 years in any business is an enormous milestone and we don’t take it for granted,” Bench Africa chairman, Mike Kirkland said.


“This is especially the case working in an industry and with a destination that we all know is temperamental in nature.“


Bench Africa is synonymous with experience and excellence and has become Australia’s oldest, most trusted safari specialist and last year won the coveted ‘Best Specialist Australian Wholesaler’ in the NTIA awards.


Kirkland, who bought the business from founder Charles Bench in 2007, thanked everyone present for their ongoing support and praised his fantastic Australian team with leadership provided by Martin Edwards and Julie De Palo.


With a special birthday present of a trip to South Africa to all Bench staff members it’s no wonder they’re a happy bunch that love their jobs. What a great way to celebrate!


Here’s to the next 50!


Written by: Jenny Rowland
Published: 21 March 2019

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