FCm Travel Solutions has been named Best Travel Management Company in the highly prestigious 2013 Business Travel Awards
The company beat off competition from other short-listed candidates Capita Business Travel/ BSI and Carlson Wagonlit Travel to take the top award for the Business Travel Management Company with annual UK sales of over £200m.
Now in its 18th year, the Business Travel Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the travel industry's leading businesses, teams and individuals who have performed outstandingly in their chosen field over the last 12 months.
The 2013 awards was one of the most fiercely contested ceremonies in recent years, making FCm's win an even greater accolade.
Organised by Buying Business Travel magazine, the Business Travel Awards are renowned for their tough judging process. The magazine believes that to accurately recognise annual achievement in business to business awards, careful examination and scrutiny in a number of areas is essential.
Each year categories are carefully chosen to reflect the range of areas and skills that lie at the heart of a successful travel firm or department. The independent panel of judges, made up primarily of business travel buyers, devote a considerable amount of their valuable time, to review and mark each entry in order to identify those worthy of winning one of these highly valued awards.
Commenting on FCm's entry the judges said: "FCm is very client focussed and the clincher was the emphasis on their highly-personalised approach to business. They also demonstrated strong growth, transferable technologies from the leisure market, good geographical spread and all round excellent performance"
The award was presented to Joanna Greenfield, General Manager FCm UK, in front of 1,250 business travel industry stalwarts and specialists who had gathered at the Grosvenor House on London's Park Lane for the ceremony and gala dinner.
"We are extremely proud to have won Best Travel Management Company - this really is an honour for FCm UK as the Business Travel Awards are the only genuinely impartial accolades in the industry," commented Jo Greenfield, General Manager, FCm Travel Solutions UK. "These awards are unique because of the demanding and comprehensive written entry requirements, plus a rigorous judging process by a panel of travel buyers. It's a tremendous achievement for FCm and a great tribute to our people"