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ATP Instone announces new business win with Sparrows Group

Part of the ATPI Group, ATP Instone, a specialist travel management provider for the energy and offshore sectors, has announced a new contract to manage the worldwide travel programme for Aberdeen-based Sparrows Group, a leading supplier of engineered products and services to the global oil and gas industry.

The appointment follows a six month tender process which will deliver one single travel management programme for Sparrows Group. Specifically, the ATP Instone approach has been designed to boost efficiencies and improve safety for all employees when travelling. Sparrows Group will also benefit from access to ATP Instone’s advanced booking and reporting tools to closely monitor traveller tracking plus enhanced Management Information.

Having worked in the offshore sector since 1975, Sparrows Group specialises in providing bespoke engineered solutions in the areas of lifting and handling, cable and pipe lay and fluid power. With over 2,350 employees the company operates across the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, West Africa, Caspian, Middle East, India, Asia Pacific, Australia and Brazil serving a customer base that includes major oil and gas operators, contractors and engineering houses.

Commenting on ATP Instone’s appointment, Andrew Glen commercial director for Sparrows Group said, “In implementing a global travel management policy and system it was essential that we appointed a travel management company with a keen understanding and experience of our sector. The ability to deliver state-of-the-art travel technology, a robust global network, proven track record of excellent customer service and the ability to reduce costs while dealing with complex travel plans, were all key factors in the decision-making process. We look forward to working with ATP Instone as we begin to roll out our new global travel management programme.”

Adam Knights, UK managing director for the ATPI Group adds, “Sparrows Group is one of the leaders in the offshore and engineering sector. We are looking forward to marrying the expertise of our global travel management network with their global operations team. Our coherent travel management programme will save costs and increase efficiencies. We look forward to seeing the results that our data and reporting intelligence will bring to their business.” 

The ATPI Group has over 100 offices worldwide and has successful operations in corporate travel, shipping and energy travel, corporate event management and online travel technology.

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