The chief executive of travel management company HRG has issued a statement to celebrate the award to the company of lot 1 of the central government travel management tender, as reported here on Public Sector Travel two and a half weeks ago.
David Radcliffe, chief executive at HRG, which will handle travel for the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department for International Development, the Cabinet Office, the Department for Energy and Climate Change, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and HM Treasury, said: “This has been one of the most professional and thorough processes we have ever been involved with and we are therefore particularly delighted with the award. In addition to retaining the total travel capability of the three departments we currently service, we have won new business from a further four central departments.
“Everyone at HRG is justly proud of our achievements as the appointment presents us with the opportunity to deliver real value benefits as well as the ongoing identification and deliverance of efficiencies and savings to more areas within central Government. It is a real acknowledgement of our talent, experience and knowledge and demonstrates our client focus, relationships and commitment to excellence whilst also highlighting our thorough understanding of Government needs in today’s challenging economic environment.”
He added: “Not only does this appointment present an opportunity for these departments to realise value benefits but also for the ongoing identification and deliverance of efficiencies and savings.”
After we revealed the Government Procurement Service’s decision to award the domestic lot to Redfern Travel at the beginning of November, we revealed how Andrew Waller, UK head of travel management company Carlson Wagonlit, felt that the GPS’ decision represented an “enormous risk”.To receive our free weekly round-up of all news stories from our site, click here
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