On the evening of Monday 23rd January 2017, NYS Corporate’s Managing Director – Oliver Garside – joined 1,250 industry leading professionals for the Business Travel Awards Ceremony at Grosvenor House. The 2017 awards were one of the most fiercely contested in recent years, and even being shortlisted was considered a tremendous accolade. As such, Mr Garside was overjoyed to be called to the stage to accept the award for: “Best Travel Management Company (less than £50m UK annual sales)”. The trophy was presented by Travelport’s Paul Broughton, who read the following quote from the judging panel:
“The judges liked NYS Corporate’s business model and its use of ‘smart’ working, and were impressed by the substantial investment in staff and IT, not to mention the excellent results achieved in the last year.”
Judges’ Comments, Business Travel Awards 2017
The following morning, Mr. Garside brought the trophy to the agency’s Head Office in York to celebrate with his team.
“I’m immensely proud of the whole NYS team who have been working tirelessly over the last few years to help NYS become a market leading and world class TMC. It’s a huge privilege to work with them and it’s great that our work and our investments in technology and service have been recognised not just by our clients but also by the rest of the industry!”
Oliver Garside, Managing Director, NYS Corporate
NYS Corporate’s submission for the award focused on four key differentials of their business model: their people; their values and work ethic; their commitment to their clients; and their in-house developed technology. The team at NYS have an average of ten years’ industry experience and work within the company’s OPAL-inspired values: taking Ownership, being Proactive, being Accurate and Listening to clients. This ethos informs the delivery of every single project they undertake, no matter how large or small, and has resulted in customer satisfaction rates of over 99%. Over the past financial year, NYS Corporate have seen an 18% growth in turnover thanks £6.2 million of new business wins and exceptionally high client retention rates (over the past five years, 100% of their corporate travel clients chosen to renew their contract or reappoint NYS).
To keep pace with growth and enhance their technical offering, NYS Corporate have recently doubled the size of their in-house IT Development Team, who have delivered a succession of bespoke innovations tailored to clients. The latest of these, a state-of-the-art platform for Strategic Meetings Management, is due to be unveiled at the Business Travel Show on 22nd and 23rd February 2017. NYS Corporate will be demonstrating “MeetingsPro” at Stand B960 of the show.