The win follows SACO’s commitment to increase its supply, guest services and support management, with the relocation segment now representing over 21% of the company's business, over the past twelve months.
With the company's supply of international properties also increasing from 600 to 900 locations worldwide, from March 2014 to March 2015, SACO has delivered YOY revenue growth of 254% across global markets.
One notable secret of SACO’s success, the judges said, was record satisfaction levels. In January 2015, a client survey reported that an impressive 100% would be likely or highly likely to recommend SACO to industry peers or colleagues.
The judges added, “SACO has produced year-on-year revenue growth of 10 per cent from relocation management companies as its reputation for service grows. It has increased the number of SACO properties in London by 15 per cent, focusing on popular locations such as Bermondsey and Marylebone, while increasing property supply globally from 600 to 900 locations.
“It has also delivered bespoke housing options for clients such as PwC and BMW in London and Birmingham, to support their needs.”
The judges also praised SACO’s ethos of empowering their teams to be the best they could, its leadership development initiatives and its white paper examining millennial travellers.
Ben Harper, Sales Director at SACO, said: “To be picked from such an established shortlist of providers is such a privilege. This is a special one as it’s validation that we're on track with our objective to provide a great service to the relocation community."
The prestigious Re:locate awards celebrate excellence across the relocation and global mobility spectrum, recognising the contribution of relocation to business, and rewarding best practice. The winners were announced during a black-tie gala dinner at the Institute of Directors (IoD), in London’s Pall Mall, on Thursday 14 May, 2015.
The category for Best Property Provider or Solution, which is aimed at providers of property solutions, from destination services providers to serviced accommodation providers and estate agents, included finalists such as Skyline Worldwide, Cheval Residences and Oakwood Worldwide.
SACO has also recently invested in the development of a new website, and published a “report” in association with YouGov, examining millennial travellers and the future of business travel.
The success of the 2015 Re:locate Awards follows the partnership between SACO and Oaktree Capital Management, to create a hospitality company leading the serviced accommodation sector. They also announced the launch of Beyonder ApartHotel, an innovative serviced apartment concept which has been developed by CL Serviced Apartments, Oaktree’s existing serviced apartment platform.