31st May, 2012
Fast growing Nigerian Travel Management Company, Peacock Travels and Tours Limited, has opened five new subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, said Aderemi Awolaiye, Peacock Group Head of Administration, Human Resources and Communication.
“The five new subsidiaries are Peacock Travels and Tours, Peacock College, Peacock Aviation Training Centre, Peacock Bureau De Change, and Peacock Property,” Aderemi said in a statement.
The opening ceremony of the companies took place in London at a grand event attended by top UK government officials, including the Speaker of the London Borough of Hackney, Ms Susan Fajana-Thomas.
A representative of Her Majesty, the Queen of England, Deputy Lieutenant of Hackney, Col. Roderick Morris, was also in attendance.
The launching of the five UK subsidiaries came barely 24 months after the fastest growing Nigerian travel management company extended its operations to South Africa.
The Group Executive Chairman, Peacock Group of Companies, Chief Segun Phillips, said the relationship between the UK and Nigeria had come a long way, noting the two countries were bound by strong historical, social, cultural, political and economic ties.
“Today is a special day in so many ways. We feel exceptionally blessed and fortunate to be able to share today with all of you,” the Group Executive Chairman told dignitaries at the event.
“We have established a comprehensive quality management system to verify that we are managing our processes effectively and that we are fully in control of our activities. The system covers all our core processes including classification work search and examination, opposition revocation and limitation, as well as support activities, such as training,” Phillips said.
He said during the last three years, trade between the two countries increased by 67 per cent, adding that, “the UK is home to roughly 800,000 people with family ties to Nigeria, and members of the Nigerian Diaspora play an important and valuable role in UK’s economy and society, contributing to a large number of fields from medicine to financial services and to football.”