Heathrow manager started with CWT as a teenager and worked her way to the topSamantha Simmons, manager of Carlson Wagonlit Travel UK & Ireland (CWT)’s 24 Hour Service Centre was crowned ‘Rising Star of the Year’ at the 2016 Business Travel Awards.
The victory, according to the judges, was awarded because “Samantha Simmons joined the company as a teenager, as an administrative assistant and has risen through the ranks to be running a team of 44, making her the company’s youngest manager in the UK with a department of that size. She has risen to the challenges presented and continues to strive for not just her success, but also that of her company and co-workers.”
Samantha said: "I am absolutely thrilled to have won the "rising star of the year" award. CWT always recognises its dedicated people and invests in the development and engagement of its employees. Throughout my career, CWT has provided me with the opportunities and support to realise my potential, for which I am incredibly grateful. I am very proud and truly privileged to work with such a great team at CWT.”
The glittering ceremony was held at the Grosvenor House hotel and attended by over 1,300 members of the business travel industry.