FCm Travel Solutions has scooped a place on the much-coveted shortlist for Best Travel Management Company (over £200m annual UK sales) in the UK Business Travel Awards for the third successive year.
The 2015 Business Travel Awards, run in conjunction with Buying Business Travel Magazine, 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.
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.
FCm’s entry this year highlighted the travel management company’s new products and services, especially a new Data Review Pack which has transformed the way in which the account management team present travel intelligence to individual clients.
Each highly-visual and personalised Data Pack is aligned from a finance perspective and contains a new set of tailored exception reports, demonstrating not only areas for controlling travel spend - savings, missed savings, policy and booker behaviour, days in advance, cabin class, online adoption - but also a ‘toolkit’ enabling the travel manager to tackle these areas and affect change in their business. An ‘opportunity calculator’ allows FCm’s account managers to tailor the exception report to suit the client’s individual objectives, for example if policy is seven days in advance, or 30 days in advance, the team can produce a report accordingly. Account managers guide their client through the data pack to understand which data is important to them and extract the elements they need to present back to their business.
“We are delighted to have made the shortlist again for these highly prestigious awards,” said Jo Greenfield, general manager, FCm Travel Solutions UK. “It’s a tremendous achievement for FCm as the written entry submission was an extremely rigorous process and reaching the finalist stage is no mean feat.”
The results of the judges’ deliberations will be announced at the Business Travel Awards ceremony and gala dinner at London's Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott hotel, on 19 January 2015.