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The two main drivers of Project Phoenix, a crisis management service to support travel professionals in emergencies, won the major prize at the Business Travel Awards this week.
Jamies Hindhaugh, the immediate past chairman of ITM, and Ken McLeod, corporate director of Advantage, scooped the David Brown Outstanding Achievement Award at the business travel industry’s premier awards ceremony.
More than 1,200 industry executives attended the prestigious event at Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott hotel in London.
The evening was hosted by TV comedian and actor Chris Addison and the guests entertained by the 200-strong Rock Choir.
It was the 17th year of the awards and among the 22 winners were British Airways, Lufthansa, Rezidor and Eurostar.
The threecourse dinner and awards ceremony were followed by the now legendary party and casino.
The event raised more than £10,000 for the Leonard Cheshire charity.
The judges, comprising leading travel buyers and industry experts, made their final selection from a shortlist of 85, taking into account case studies, submissions and testimonials from clients.
Afull list of winners is below.
The event was organised by Panacea Publishing International, publisher of Buying Business Travel, Business Traveller and ABTN.
The Business Travel Awards combine both the long-standing Business Travel World Awards and the prestigious Buying Business Travel Diamond Awards.
Official photographs of the event and further details are available at www.businesstravelawards.com
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Best Budget Hotel Brand
Best International Hotel Brand
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Best Serviced Apartment Provider
Best Self-Booking Tool
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Best Ground Transportation Company
Business Transport Resources
Best Car Rental Company
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Best Rail Operator
Best Short-Haul Airline
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Best Long-Haul Airline
Business Airline of the Year
Air France KLM
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Best UK Airport
Best Specialist Business Travel Product/Provider
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Best Corporate Card Provider
Best Sales Account Management Team
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Best Business Travel Management Company (fewer than 250,000 UK transactions annually)
Best Business Travel Management Company (morethan 250,000 UK transactions annually)
Capita Business Travel
Best Hotel Booking Agency
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Best Corporate Social Responsibility Programme
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Travel Team of the Year
VAA Crisis Management Team
Travel Buyer of the Year
Jeannette Harrison University of Nottingham
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David Brown Outstanding Achievement Award
Jamie Hindhaugh Chairman, ITM and Ken McLeod, Corporate Director, Advantage Travel