FCm Travel Solutions has promoted James Runnicles to the position of UK Head of Sales.
Runnicles joined parent company Flight Centre Limited in 2003 as a retail travel consultant, but moved to the business travel side of the group one year later. He has since held key business development manager (BDM) roles for both Corporate Traveller and FCm Travel Solutions and has been instrumental in securing new business for both brands.
Since January 2012 he has held the role of sales director at FCm Travel Solutions winning new client accounts worth £20 million, primarily from the banking and retail sectors.
He was named Top Global BDM at Flight Centre Group's prestigious annual awards in 2011, and also won BDM of the Year in the TTG Business Awards in 2007.
"My extensive experience in business development for both of Flight Centre's corporate travel brands means that I can bring great insight to this role," commented James Runnicles. "I am looking forward to mentoring the UK sales team so that we remain on track to achieve our current financial year's target of £40m signed new business."
James Runnicles assumes the UK head of sales role from Alex Armstrong, who continued to lead FCm's UK sales operation as part of his promotion to global sales director in February 2012.
Runnicles reports to Jo Greenfield, general manager, FCm Travel Solutions UK.