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Agency & Association

Wilson Vale reports another robust year

Andrew Wilson and Carolyne Vale, co-founders, Wilson Vale
Wilson Vale’s audited year-end results (31st December 2018) show that turnover has increased by 11% in 2018 in line with projections to just under £34 million, with profitability up also.
Significant retentions and new growth have buoyed the Ashby-based caterer’s success. .


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Transformative Entrepreneurs in Business Travel Award returns for 2019

Following the success of the inaugural GTMC Entrepreneurs in Business Travel Award, entries are now open to find the 2019 winner.  
Rewarding innovative start-up talent, the 2018 awards saw delay repay business, Railguard, crowned at the 2018 GTMC Overseas Conference. An accolade which CEO, Matt Freckelton, has since described as “truly transformational” for the business.


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ETOA (European Tourism Association) celebrates 30 years

Dario Valsagna, Babylon Tours, Jean-Louis Lanzarini & Alexandra, Montibert Vedettes de Paris
The European Tourism Association celebrated its 30th anniversary year yesterday evening with its members and partners at a networking cocktail at La Bonne Franquette in Montmartre, Paris.
Founded by a small group of tour operators in 1989, ETOA has since grown to be the biggest pan-European travel industry network promoting Europe as the world’s number one destination.


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Travel tech provider Traveldoo joins the GTMC as industry partner

Adrian Parkes and Sam Cande.
The GTMC today welcomes its newest industry partner, Traveldoo®, the travel and expense technology company and solution provider of Expedia Group.
The partnership follows hot on the heels of Traveldoo’s latest product launch, a new user interface for its online booking tool (OBT) at the Business Travel Show in London.


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Absolute Corporate Events urges event professionals to practise Compassionate Leadership to combat mental health in the events sector.

Angie Mason and Chris Parnham
"Compassionate Leadership The only solution to stress in the workplace," Chris Parnham- Managing Director, Absolute Corporate Events
A recent survey by Forbes, finds that Event Management is the 5th most stressful job in the World

Why is Event Management there? We don’t risk life and limb on a daily basis, so why do we work in such a stressful environment? Truth is, every job is stressful. But it’s down to the pressure of the job itself and down to leadership. And that’s where Absolute Corporate Events come in. Do we witness real drama and crisis, or do we create it? 


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