Winners of the ITM Conference Awards 2022 were announced at the black-tie gala evening at the ITM Conference at Birmingham Hilton Metropole on Thursday 28th April.
The first of the awards recognises buyers who have adapted within their role/programme and aligned with changing business needs to raise the profile of the travel function. The accolade acknowledges those who inspire or motivate others, while going above and beyond during extremely challenging times. The winners of the ITM Travel Buyer of the Year award is Eloise Ferrara-Neched, Senior Procurement Manager at Royal Mail Group. Eloise is relatively new to the category, but has approached the role with acute focus revamping hotel and ground transport programmes, and launching a new travel portal. The savings achieved in just one year impressed the judges, but more so was her ability to take stakeholders on the journey with her.
The judges offered special commendation to the entries from Alice Linley Munro, Travel Manager at Oil Spill Response Ltd, whose programme excellence was matched by her selfless efforts to support her peers, and Andre van Aart, Regional Travel Manager at Wood, who made best in class improvements and efficiencies within his programme against a backdrop of continuous travel in the most challenging travel environment possible.
The second award presented on the evening, was the ITM Chair’s award which recognises members that demonstrate ITM’s core values. As we reflect on the memory of our greatly missed member Jenni Joynt, we also remember the energy and warmth she brought to any ITM event, the time she dedicated to ITM and all her hard work as a committee member of the ITM North Region. There could only be one winner. The ITM Chair’s award was awarded to Jenni Joynt, Jenni’s family who joined us at the gala dinner accepted the accolade in her honour.
About ITM Achievement Awards
The ITM Awards is now in its 10th year. The judging panel comprises of the ITM Board of Directors. The ITM Awards ceremony takes place at the ITM Gala Dinner during the annual conference.
The Chairman’s award recognises members that demonstrate ITM’s core values and can be awarded to either a buyer or supplier member.