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Feature: Travel Management Companies


TMC WHO'S WHO 2012 made solution to our corporate travel clients. We are a leading online travel portal provider with a unique regional partnership approach. Specialist sectors: Finance, legal and government New business contact: Amanda Cottle Tel: 01624 628574; See: www.ortg.co.uk


Portman Travel Turnover: Over £300million Number of annual transactions: Not disclosed Size: Around 500 UK staff Profile: Portman Travel is one of the UK’s largest independent TMCs and delivers a full range of market leading travel management solutions both online and offline. Our core services – air, hotel, rail, car, sea – are complemented by a range of added value support services. Specialist sectors: Financial services, legal, retail, events, executive leisure, public sector, oil, gas, marine New business contact: 0800 731 1627 Tel: 01932 797100; See: www.portmantravel.com


Statesman Travel Group Turnover: £105.6million Number of annual transactions: 425,440 Size: 150 staff in five UK offices – three in London, one in Surrey, one in Manchester Profile: Statesman is renowned for high levels of customer service and applying innovative technology solutions to set the industry standard in providing clients real value for money. Statesman also has successful operations in event management and its specialised fares division Masterfare. (Statesman Travel Group acquired Commodore International Travel on the 18th October 2011.) Specialist sectors served: A diverse client base with strong representation in financial and professional services, property, media and oil and gas sectors New business contact: Paul Spencer Tel: 0207 936 1496; See: www.statesmantravel.com


TD Travel Management Turnover: £46million Number of annual transactions: 130,000 Size: 74 team members with offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Hull, along with a developing representation in London and the South East Profile: Business centres across the UK managed by experienced, motivated team members. This all ensures personalised efficiency and is backed up by online quality management information, 24 hours, risk alerts, carbon reporting, and all other business travels related services. Specialist sectors served: All industry sectors New business contact: Simon King or Ian White Tel: 0161 488 3500; See: www.tdtravelgroup.com


The Appointment Group Turnover: £60million Number of annual transactions: 180,000 Size: 82 full time staff in London headquarters, plus ten full- time staff in New York, and 16 full-time staff in Los Angeles Profile: The Appointment Group provides a comprehensive travel management service to a client base demanding the best in service and value for money. In addition to corporate travel management, we provide full conference and event management and a high-end leisure travel service. Specialist sectors: Hedge funds, private equity firms, financial, oil, gas, entertainment, music, classical touring New business contact: Stuart McNair Tel: 020 8962 6714; See: www.appointmentgroup.com


TMG Corporate Turnover: £38million Number of annual transactions: 148,151 Size: 60 full-time staff across three offices in Leamington Spa, Wycombe and Stoneleigh Profile: We provide a complete corporate travel service to businesses who are looking to implement travel savings and efficiencies and/or have the desire to bring a greater degree of control and accountability to their whole travel procurement process. Specialist sectors served: Construction, manufacturing, financial services, professional sports New business contact: Bruce Ratcliff Tel: 0845 345 4364; See: www.tmgcorporate.com


Travel Counsellors Turnover: £350million Number of annual transactions: Not disclosed Size: 1,120 agents in six countries; 200 head office staff Profile: Our corporate clients benefit from one friendly and professional point of contact for all their travel needs. Customers rate us as one of the top companies in the world for customer service. With Travel Counsellors in six countries we offer a truly global solution. New business contact: Kevin Heath Tel: 01204 536035; See: www.tctravelmanagement.co.uk


Traveleads Turnover: £29million Number of annual transactions: 100,000 Size: 70 staff; offices in Leeds, Edinburgh and Aberdeen Profile: A totally professional, non-call centre operation, delivered by experienced people with an average length of service of over 12 years. Our clients are our lifeblood and we treat them as such, always going the extra mile on their behalf. Specialist sectors served: High-tech, pharmaceutical, sport, medical, legal, IT, energy, oil, gas, education, charities, manufacturing, insurance, property New business contact: Alison Carpenter (Leeds) / Maggie Monteith (Scotland) Tel: 0113 245 7745; See: www.traveleads.co.uk


Tzell UK Limited Turnover: £14.2million Number of annual transactions: 22,000 Size: 14 staff Profile: Tzell UK provides highly specialised yet low-cost services that meet the needs of your business whatever


they may be. No call centres – just a dedicated team of expert travel arrangers who'll support your travel objectives and policies 24/7. Specialist sectors served: Music, entertainment, film, fashion, TV Production, corporate, medical emergency and repatriation, VIP concierge travel New business contact: Barry Whittaker Tel: 0203 394 2800; See: www.tzell.co.uk


UNIGLOBE Travel Turnover: £142million Number of annual transactions: 295,777 Size: UNIGLOBE is currently situated in 31 locations throughout the UK, employing 268 staff Profile: UNIGLOBE is the world’s largest single brand TMC with over 750 locations covering six continents. We operate a strong global network of independently owned and operated agency locations, supported by consistently high levels of customer service and investment in leading- edge technology. Specialist sectors served: Media, entertainment, IT, telecommunications, finance, legal, pharmaceutical New business contact: Derek Hearl-Maunder Tel: 0845 257 0332; See: www.uniglobetravelbi.co.uk


West End Travel Turnover: £11.6million Number of annual transactions: 8,300 Size: 12 staff in London office, plus eight staff in a branch office Profile: West End Travel enjoys an international reputation as a leading business, leisure and sports TMC. We are highly specialised in the handling of medium to large corporate travel accounts, and our experienced, long- serving staff offer the highest standard of professional and personal service. Specialist sectors served: TV and film production, sports travel, news media, entertainment, banking, finance New business contact: David Segel Tel: 020 7629 6299; See: www.westendtravel.co.uk


WEXAS Travel Management Turnover: £28million Staff: 40 staff located in two offices, in London City and Bournemouth Number of annual transactions: 44,900 Profile: We provide personal service tailored to individual client requirements through traditional consultancy – 24/7 – plus online solutions and access to the latest technology. Our preferential rates with worldwide airlines and hotel partners enable us to deliver real value for money. Specialist sectors: Finance, legal, insurance, marine, energy, meetings and events, group travel New business contact: Fiona Garner Tel: 020 7253 2530; See: www.wexastravelmanagement.co.uk


Wings Travel Management Turnover: £24.5million Number of annual transactions: 54,500 Size: 41 staff across Aberdeen, London and Manchester offices; 268 staff globally across the US, UAE, Angola and South Africa Profile: Wings Travel Management provides customised service to the offshore, marine and corporate sector where expertise, knowledge and traveller support is paramount. We are committed to exceeding our clients' expectations, through our UK or wholly-owned global locations. Specialist sectors served: Corporate, oil, gas, marine, finance New business contact: David Pitty Tel: 0207 458 7000; See: www.wings.travel


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