During a lunchtime ceremony in London on the 26th May 2017, TAG was announced the winner of both the Reservation Team of the Year and Rising Star categories at The People Awards.
Selected by an independent panel of judges, The People Awards winners are individuals and teams who are judged as outstanding performers in their field, with an emphasis on recognising people who are leading the business travel sector into the future.
The judges awarded TAG’s in-house 24 Hours Emergency Team as the ‘Reservation Team of the Year’. The accolade recognises the team that has demonstrated excellent customer service, a can-do attitude, and the ability to go the extra mile for their customers.
The team, overseen by Sonia Chaulk - Global 24hours Director, consists of 14 Travel Executives spread across the UK, Europe and Australia, guaranteeing an effective coverage of all TAG operations beyond regular business hours.
In the last award presented, Jodie Edwards-Locke, Managing Director - TAG London, was recognised with the prestigious ‘Rising Star’ award, an amazing achievement that acknowledges an outstanding individual from any sector of the business travel industry, who is under 35 years of age and has demonstrated a desire to develop into a business leader of the future through excellence in a fresh approach to their role.
John Gianquitto, Joint Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, comments: “Winning the Reservation Team of the Year award is testament of the high level of talented individuals we have working on the team. TAG’s in-house 24hours - Emergency Teams contribution to the company’s Global operation is invaluable and fundamental to the overall operation of the group.”
Maurice Veronique, Joint Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, added: “The Global TAG group are very proud and delighted that Jodie Edwards-Locke received the prestigious Rising Star award. Over the past ten years we have watched Jodie grow into a very talented and accomplished member of the team, she is always going above and beyond for the benefit of others and the business. We are extremely proud of both the accolades and for the recognition from our industry peers.”
This is an incredible honour for TAG and we are extremely proud of both the 24 Hours Emergency team and Jodie for their achievements.
In 2015, Judith Heinrich - TAG Global Systems Development Director had received the Outstanding Achievement award for the successful completion of TAG’s most ambitious project to date: the development and implementation of TAG Desktop.