We were extraordinarily proud when Paul Jasper of Holiday Inn Express London Luton Airport was selected to carry the Torch ahead of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and all the training, excitement and anticipation built up to his special moment on Saturday 23rd June.

At around 6.50am Paul took hold of the Olympic flame to run a double-leg of the Torch Relay through the town of Lytham St. Annes in the North West of England. Cheered on by friends, family and well-wishers, Paul did himself and us proud and enjoyed every second of his once-in-lifetime-opportunity.

The countdown to the Games is on and we're thrilled that Paul was able to experience the Torch Relay.