It’s estimated that one hour of face-to-face is equivalent to five video conferences, ten phone calls and twenty e-mails. That’s why we help clients to make the most of their group travel, meetings and events.
Ours is the ultimate menu-driven service. You can choose whatever you need to deliver an event of scale, quality and creativity. These services include but are not limited to; team building days, sales incentive trips, company away days, international congresses, charity fun days and major product launches.
You choose the support you need. From sourcing a venue or guest speaker to chartering planes, a private villa or even an entire resort. Or perhaps you just need help with the smaller, but no less essential details like delegate registration software or accompanied tools.
For every trip, meeting or event we stay totally focussed on delivering a return on your objectives by combining consultation with out-of-the-box thinking and stringent attention to detail.
Our team will stay with you from the earliest planning stage to post-event evaluation. There’s no hand-over to under-briefed colleagues at any stage, so every aspect of what we do is joined-up and, where appropriate, integrated with your travel management policies too.
We will work with your existing suppliers if you want us to, or we can leverage our own external relationships to benchmark your costings or drive further savings on your behalf.
Every one of our team is an expert in their field. From venue sourcing to forensic understanding of contracts that can mitigate and manage risk. We can take on as much responsibility as you wish, allowing you to concentrate on the bigger picture whilst we look after the detail.
Unusually amongst many TMCs we have a team dedicated to flights and rail for group travel. No group is too small or too big; no itinerary too complicated or destination too difficult.
Our specialists will leverage the lowest available group discounts to find the best fares from the world’s airlines to save you money and ensure your travel logistics happen without a hitch.
From traditional, single point-to-point groups, to thousands of delegates travelling to one event from all over the world, each brief is closely analysed before being mapped out and managed pro-actively.
We can provide on-site support at airports and stations to ensure travellers are where they need to be at all times. We will even accompany your group if you wish.
Every project is meticulously planned, budgeted accurately and delivered with the care and focus that you’d expect from a company fixated on excellence in customer service.
It is estimated that companies can cut meetings spend by 25 – 30% and as much as 90% of the time spent on manual tasks, simply by applying the same controls and policies as in other spend categories.
Strategic Meeting Management Programmes (SMMP) are as much about protecting employers’ duty of care obligations and supporting contract governance as they are about ensuring that every venue meets the brief, quality and budget thresholds.
Our team of professionals can take care of as much – or little – of your company’s meetings activity as you wish. From creating the policies to streamlining booking processes, creating preferred supplier programmes or simply advising on how to keep delegates engaged and energised.
The importance of events is such that you can’t afford to entrust your brand to just anyone. You need a supplier who not only knows what they are doing and the experience of having delivered great events. Above all, events need creativity.
Our team has delivered events for some big names, each with that vital spark of ingenuity that makes clients’ brands stand out from the crowd.
Our consultative approach aims to quickly develop an intimate understanding of your events, their objectives and translating that understanding into tangible, quantifiable results. Whenever we receive a new brief we always sit down with the client at the earliest opportunity.
Finally, the team that works on your event should be fully qualified too. Ours have vocational qualifications in event management, so you’ll be in safe hands.
Uniglobe Preferred was acquired by Business Travel Direct in 2018 and the Uniglobe Preferred brand is now being retired. Clients will continue to receive the same great service from the same teams - these will now simply operate under the Business Travel Direct brand.
The change will come into full effect from January 1st 2020.