The NHS SBS framework is also open to other public bodies offering them the opportunity to book smart, efficient business travel through Redfern’s state-of-the-art online booking tool tRIPS.
Redfern already provides travel management services to a number public healthcare organisations such as Department of Health, Public Health England, NHS bodies and a number of Trusts.
The appointment to the NHS SBS Framework comes as Redfern extends and strengthens its relationship with the UK healthcare sector.
Redfern has also just been appointed to deliver travel and accommodation management services for Tees, Esk and Wear Valley Foundation NHS Trust. The two-year contract was awarded following a procurement exercise run by County Durham Procurement Consortium.
Kate Wimpeney, business development director at Bradford-based Redfern, said: “For Redfern, the opportunity with NHS SBS was a natural fit for us. The synergies between the achievements we have made helping central Government achieve £20m+ savings in the last four years, and the results NHS SBS are achieving in their pursuit of £1 billion saved by 2020 should lead to a very exciting and successful partnership with clients under this Framework.
“We look forward to helping organisations save money through use of our smart technology and low fee model. Redfern is committed to ensuring its customers, whether private or public sector, can book simply, travel soundly and save money.”