The People Awards

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
17th September 2024, 6pm to late

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Welcome to The Business Travel People Awards 2024

Welcome to The Business Travel People Awards 2024

Categories

Account Manager of the Year

Recognising an individual from any sector of the industry who has taken a proactive and consultative approach to their account management role and has gone above and beyond to provide unrivalled customer service, care and value to their client(s).

Account Management Team of the Year

Recognising a team from any sector of business travel that has taken a proactive and consultative approach to account management and has gone above and beyond to provide unrivalled customer service, care and value to their client(s).

Meetings & Events Team of the Year

Recognising a team or department that has demonstrated the ability to provide excellent customer service – using an innovative, practical and strategic approach – to deliver meetings and/or events.

Sales and Business Development Team of the Year

Recognising a team or department in any sector of the industry – TMC, aviation, accommodation, ground transport, technology etc – that has worked together to consistently achieve or exceed targets by using innovative ways to drive sales and win new business.

Sales and Business Development Manager of the Year

Recognising a individual in any sector of the industry – TMC, aviation, accommodation, ground transport, technology etc – who has consistently achieved or exceeded targets by using innovative ways to drive sales and win new business.

Business Travel Team of the Year

Recognising a team from any part of a business – IT, reservations, HR, marketing, finance etc – and from any sector within business travel that has worked diligently and collaboratively to make a significant, positive impact on the overall business and/or the wider industry.

Duty of Care Champion

Recognising an individual or team from any sector of the industry that has demonstrated an innovative, proactive, practical and strategic approach to ensure maximum duty of care to clients and/or colleagues.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion

Recognising an individual or team from any sector of the industry that can demonstrate a firm commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and the successful implementation of initiatives that make them an employer, supplier or partner of choice.

Sustainability Champion

Recognising an individual or team from any sector of the industry that can demonstrate a firm commitment and accountability to sustainability and the successful implementation of initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of their clients, their own business and/or the wider industry.

Travel Technology Innovator

Recognising an individual or team working in any sector of the industry that has introduced innovative and game-changing technology to make a significant positive impact on clients, colleagues and/or the wider industry.

People Manager of the Year

Recognising an individual from any sector of the industry, working in any role (account management, reservations, IT, HR, finance, customer service, marketing etc) whose excellent people management skills have made a significant, positive impact on their organisation.

Rising Star

Recognising an outstanding individual from any sector of business travel, under 35 years of age, who has demonstrated an aptitude and desire to become a business leader of the future.

Shining Star

Recognising an individual, at any stage in their career, who is delivering excellence and pushing the boundaries to help their business, organisation, sector and/or the wider industry.

Mentor of the Year

Recognising an individual who has provided exemplary support and guidance within their organisation or in the wider industry to help develop future talent.

TMC Above and Beyond Individual

Recognising an individual in any role/department within a TMC that has gone above and beyond and has made a significant, positive impact on their organisation, colleagues, clients, partners and/or the wider industry.

TMC Above and Beyond Team

Recognising a team in any department within a TMC that has gone above and beyond and has made a significant, positive impact on their organisation, colleagues, clients, partners and/or the wider industry.

Consultant of the Year

Recognising a consultant at any stage of their career and in any business travel sector – TMC, accommodation, airline, rail, wellbeing, technology, risk etc – who has demonstrated dedication and passion for the role and has used their skills and initiative to support and meet the needs of their clients and/or their clients’ travellers.

Buyer of the Year

Recognising a buyer who excels in their role and has achieved significant, positive change within their organisation and/or the wider industry through dedication, innovation and strong leadership.

Industry Contribution Award

Recognising an outstanding leader, innovator and influencer whose contribution throughout their career has bought significant, positive change to the business travel industry.

WHY ENTER

The Business Travel People Awards shine a light on the industry’s finest talent. They are highly-respected and much-coveted accolades.

Winning a Business Travel People Award – or being awarded highly commended – will have a significant positive impact on an individual or team, both personally and professionally.

Even being shortlisted as a finalist will significantly raise a candidate’s profile among their industry peers and clients.

Here are just some of the comments from previous winners:

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Winning an award of this nature certainly does bring a certain spotlight when winning new business. There’s a badge of honour when even being nominated for a category at the Business Travel People Awards, letting alone winning one. Recognition is always good to receive, but from industry experts, TMCs and clients – this absolutely resonates the most. To be placed front and centre by such a reputable media outlet is a true honour.

Winning the award has really boosted my confidence. Where I may, from time to time, have held back or felt reticent to offer an opinion or advice, particularly to new clients, I now have the validation that I am an expert and know what I am talking about when it comes to extended stay accommodation options. We all suffer with imposter syndrome at times and this award win has certainly helped to ban that type of thinking.

Since winning the award I’ve felt like a celebrity at times. I received such an overwhelming response and support, and continue to do so from family, friends, work colleagues, suppliers and friends across the whole travel, meetings, and events industry. My profile has certainly been raised both internally and externally, winning several internal awards and I’ve recently been promoted. I’m regularly asked to attend panel sessions to discuss sustainability across our industry and sit on several industry board sustainability groups.

Winning a People Award feels like a massive validation that what you are doing is working well, and all of the hard work the team has put in is recognised. It means that your industry peers and customers are somehow giving you the rubber stamp of approval. Several of our team (myself included) have been approached to speak at industry events across the UK and sit on judging panels from various different sectors so it has given us the opportunity to network further and spread the word about what we are doing. The value the award brings has continued to our business beyond just the awards evening.

When we won it was a win for everyone. Phones were pinging with congratulatory messages. It truly invigorated our wonderful team to strive to be even better. Personally I was humbled and grateful that it allowed everyone a moment to shine and receive a pat on the back from our amazing industry recognising what they do. It’s allowed us the opportunity to put something tangible in front of prospective clients, which has helped in winning new business.

Winning an award of this nature certainly does bring a certain spotlight when winning new business. There’s a badge of honour when even being nominated for a category at the Business Travel People Awards, letting alone winning one. Recognition is always good to receive, but from industry experts, TMCs and clients – this absolutely resonates the most. To be placed front and centre by such a reputable media outlet is a true honour.

    Winning the award has really boosted my confidence. Where I may, from time to time, have held back or felt reticent to offer an opinion or advice, particularly to new clients, I now have the validation that I am an expert and know what I am talking about when it comes to extended stay accommodation options. We all suffer with imposter syndrome at times and this award win has certainly helped to ban that type of thinking.

      Since winning the award I’ve felt like a celebrity at times. I received such an overwhelming response and support, and continue to do so from family, friends, work colleagues, suppliers and friends across the whole travel, meetings, and events industry. My profile has certainly been raised both internally and externally, winning several internal awards and I’ve recently been promoted. I’m regularly asked to attend panel sessions to discuss sustainability across our industry and sit on several industry board sustainability groups.

        Winning a People Award feels like a massive validation that what you are doing is working well, and all of the hard work the team has put in is recognised. It means that your industry peers and customers are somehow giving you the rubber stamp of approval. Several of our team (myself included) have been approached to speak at industry events across the UK and sit on judging panels from various different sectors so it has given us the opportunity to network further and spread the word about what we are doing. The value the award brings has continued to our business beyond just the awards evening.

          When we won it was a win for everyone. Phones were pinging with congratulatory messages. It truly invigorated our wonderful team to strive to be even better. Personally I was humbled and grateful that it allowed everyone a moment to shine and receive a pat on the back from our amazing industry recognising what they do. It’s allowed us the opportunity to put something tangible in front of prospective clients, which has helped in winning new business.

            Winning an award of this nature certainly does bring a certain spotlight when winning new business. There’s a badge of honour when even being nominated for a category at the Business Travel People Awards, letting alone winning one. Recognition is always good to receive, but from industry experts, TMCs and clients – this absolutely resonates the most. To be placed front and centre by such a reputable media outlet is a true honour.