Selective Travel Management has won two major contracts worth £1.5million and £1million respectively through a successful tendering process conducted by the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC).
The successful tendering process has also presented the company with further opportunities of winning contracts worth £160 million a year.
The SUPC conducted a tendering exercise on behalf of multiple Higher Education Consortiums across the UK. This is the third time that the Belfast-headquartered company, Selective Travel Management has held this contract to service the worldwide travel requirements of the consortium membership of nearly 500 Institutions across the UK. This important business success reinforces their position as one of the UK’s fastest growing independent travel management companies and will immediately create multiple new positions across a range of levels bringing our Belfast staff numbers from 115 to over 140 by the end of the year.
For the first time, Selective Travel Management has also been awarded the contract to provide travel management under the Student Travel Management Services contract. Keith Graham, Managing Director of Selective Travel Management, says: “By strengthening our position in the Higher Education sector, it has allowed us to branch out into the new and exciting Student Travel sector. We are looking forward to making our mark within this sector and continuing to be able to offer our full range of services to all our Higher Education Customers.”
Keith continues, “We are naturally delighted with this win as the new contracts reinforce our pre-eminence in the academic sector who have complex global travel requirements. Our established expertise and experience within the sector enable us to respond to this development with fully tailored, flexible IT solutions and measured, transparent value, while our commitment to excellence in customer service allows every traveller to connect seamlessly with us as travel provider.
“We know the work will be as demanding as it is varied, but our team here in Belfast is perfectly positioned to handle the challenge, delivering outstanding 24/7 support to customers who may be anywhere in the world.”