Winning Ways - First Ever ITM Achievement Awards Event is Huge Success
The inaugural ITM Achievement Awards was held on Friday 1st July to celebrate excellence across the business travel community and to recognise mentees graduating from the ITM Mentoring Programme. The ceremony also served as an opportunity to acknowledge mentors for the invaluable time and contribution they have invested in working with their respective mentees. The 24-month Mentoring Programme provides mentees with unparalleled access to leading industry experts in a one-to-one environment to support their career development and personal growth.
Venue for the lunchtime ceremony was Leonardo Royal Hotel, London Tower Bridge where almost 200 business travel industry professionals, ITM members and board directors gathered for networking drinks in the Atrium Bar, followed by a three-course lunch in the Trinity & Goodmans Suite. Awards were announced and presented between each course. More networking drinks followed in the Atrium Bar.
The host for the awards ceremony was Connie McLaughlin, BBC radio and TV broadcaster, together with ITM CEO Scott Davies, and ITM Chair, Alison Rogan.
Huge congratulations to the individual awards winners:
Individual Service Excellence Award - Victoria Curley, Roomzzz Aparthotel
Team Excellence Award - Agiito
Individual Programme Achievement Award - Pat Barber, Agiito
Team Programme Achievement Award - Agiito Meetings pro Team
Individual Game Changer Award - Nikki Banks, TripStax
Team Game Changer Award - Collinson
ITM Mentor of the Year - Jason Dunderdale, FREE NOW for Business
ITM Mentee of the Year - Jemma Mcmahon, Roomzzz Aparthotel
One to Watch Mentee Award - Kimberley Barber, edyn
The atmosphere in the room was joyous and full of energy. It was a wonderful opportunity for the business travel community to come together in celebration after two years of very challenging times for the industry sector during the pandemic. Guests described the event as ‘fantastic’, ‘what an amazing acknowledgement of business travel industry talent’, ‘congratulations on organising such a special inaugural awards’, ‘what a lovely way to end the first half of the year’.
The decision has now been taken to make the ITM Achievement Awards an annual event.
A big thank you to the sponsors: Agiito, American Express Global Business Travel, edyn, FREE NOW for Business, Hilton, Leonardo Hotels, LNER, Roomzzz Aparthotel, Simard, Spotnana, TripStax, United Airlines, Aniseed PR & Photography, Anna Valley, copyandprint.co, and The Production Department.
Thank you also to the judges and everyone who helped to organise this memorable event.
Click here to view the gallery of photos from this year’s ceremony