Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) was last night honoured with two awards at the Business Travel Awards - Best Travel Management Company (more than £200m UK annual sales) and Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme.
The judges noted that CWT was “raising the bar in demonstrating the value that travel can bring to a corporate's objectives.” They also commented that they “liked CWT’s ability to tailor solutions, not only for global organisations but for smaller clients too.”
Nigel Turner, director of programme management and business development, CWT, who collected both awards, commented: "We are delighted that the industry has recognised us as the best TMC. With this great accolade comes responsibility to the industry and our travellers, so to also pick up the award for best CSR campaign indicates that our efforts in this area are positively impacting our clients’ travel programmes."
Sandy Moring, senior director, market strategy, business services & sustainability, CWT, said: “There was tough competition from the industry for both awards so we are particularly pleased with the win for the CSR campaign entry, which was awarded to us on the strengths of the CWT Travel Stress Index and our Responsible Business Report as well as local UK programmes.”
The judges said of the CSR award win, “CWT is out there leading the competition into new territory, and setting a new benchmark, challenging others to follow.”
The glittering ceremony was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel and attended by 1,300 members of the business travel industry. A full list of winners and the shortlists can be seen here.
About CWT CWT is a global leader specialised in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organisations of all sizes in more than 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel programme in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travellers. In 2014, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$27.3 billion. As part of its commitment to responsible business, CWT is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles. For more information about CWT, please visit our UK website atwww.carlsonwagonlit.co.uk. Follow us on Twitter@CWT_UKI