A FAMILY-run diving company which is based in Crowthorne has scooped two prestigious business awards.

Divecrew, which operates from Bracknell Road, won the Federation of Small Businesses (South East) Family Business of the Year for 2018, an award they had previously scooped the previous year.

The company, which is a PADI Approved Youth Training Centre and the UK's only Gold Star IDC Centre, was then put forward for the UK Enterprise Awards, bringing home the Best Diving Services and Holiday Firm gong.

Co-owner of Divecrew Martin Weddle said: "This recognition is humbling and really superb acknowledgement for the professional team of Divecrew. My wife and I bought the ailing business six years ago and with our previous corporate business life being in leisure, we have changed its fortunes around. Divecrew has now enjoyed five years of continuous growth.

"We believe in very high standards of professionalism and have diversified into new and innovative areas of scuba diving teaching."

To celebrate their wins, Divecrew are funding free try dives for Forces Personnel at Aldershot Garrison to celebrate Armed Forces Day Saturday, June 23. If you are in the armed forces or are a family member contact Divecrew and book your free try dive. For more details email info@divecrew.co.uk or call 01344 771113.