Posted on Thursday 28 May 2015 by Ulster Business
Keith Graham, Management Operations Director, and Mukesh Sharma, Managing Director Selective Travel Management.
A Belfast travel company is creating 15 new jobs after winning a contract to supply 400 universities and colleges in Great Britain.
Selective Travel Management’s deal is worth £20m, its share of a £100m contract it tendered for in conjunction with five other companies to provide travel services for members of the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC).
The group is a membership-based buying organisation for universities and further education colleges and it’s the second time Selective Travel have held on to the contract.
Managing Director Mukesh Sharma said the deal is the result of a growing focus on the sector.
“(The deal) cements our growing pre-eminence in the academic sector where we have outstanding expertise and experience,” he said. Clients in that arena also include Newcastle University, Bradford and Cardiff Universities and Queen’s University, Belfast.”
Selective will provide and manage travel and accommodation arrangements right across the globe and the new jobs will mean the firm has doubled its staff in the last two years.
“Our ongoing investment in the business; in its staff, in training and in facilities is already paying dividends, enabling us to tender for – and win – large scale national contracts, “ Mr Sharma said. “Customers at that level demand on-line corporate booking tools including the most up-to-date and extensive management information systems, with real-time data, carbon analysis reporting and e-invoicing.”