CWT’s Samantha Simmons is the ‘Rising Star’ of the 2016 Business Travel Awards



Samantha Simmons, manager of Carlson Wagonlit Travel UK & Ireland (CWT)’s 24 Hour Service Centre was crowned ‘Rising Star of the Year’ last night at the 2016 Business Travel Awards.


The victory, according to the judges, was awarded because “Samantha Simmons joined the company as a teenager, as an administrative assistant and has risen through the ranks to be running a team of 44, making her the company’s youngest manager in the UK with a department of that size. She has risen to the challenges presented and continues to strive for not just her success, but also that of her company and co-workers.”


Samantha said: "I am absolutely thrilled to have won the "rising star of the year" award. CWT always recognises its dedicated people and invests in the development and engagement of its employees. Throughout my career, CWT has provided me with the opportunities and support to realise my potential, for which I am incredibly grateful. I am very proud and truly privileged to work with such a great team at CWT.”


The glittering ceremony was held at the Grosvenor House hotel and attended by over 1,300 members of the business travel industry.


To arrange an interview with Samantha please contact Natalie Howard.


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 combining 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 2015, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$24.2 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 at Follow us on Twitter @CWT_UKI.


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