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AirPlus Shortlisted for Best Corporate Card Provider

London, 25/10/2010

Buying Business Travel Awards announce the award category shortlists, with the winners to be announced at the awards ceremony on January 24th 2011 at London’s famous Grosvenor House Hotel.

Buying Business Travel Awards

In its 16th year, the Buying Business Travel Awards return in January 2011. The event continues at its traditional home: the impressive Great Room of London’s Grosvenor House on Park Lane, a JW Marriott Hotel. AirPlus are looking forward to welcoming guests with a sponsored champagne reception followed by a sumptuous gala dinner and a full programme of entertainment.

Best Corporate Card Provider

Entering companies were asked to describe their company, service and product and why they believed their submission was eligible for this category. AirPlus were then required to make their case as to why they should win this award including details about:
- Contributions, innovations and/or industry-leading changes the company has made in the last 12 months
- Success stories, including customer feedback highlighting satisfaction levels
- Growth in the last 12 months
- Value-added activities in place to encourage business and any environmental or corporate social responsibility measures
- Details of any successful marketing activities
- The company ethos, and how staff are rewarded for performance
- The biggest challenge in gaining and retaining corporate business in the current economic climate, and how these issues have been addressed.

Following a detailed entry, AirPlus are delighted to have been shortlisted in the ‘Best Corporate Card Provider’ category.


The judges were quoted as being most impressed with the detail and creativity that went into the composition of all the entries, explaining that the initial judging of entries to reach the shortlists was no easy task! The standard across the board was incredibly high so AirPlus are delighted to have been shortlisted for Best Corporate Card Provider.

Judges include:

Geoff Allwright, Travel and Expenses Manager, EADS UK
Margaret Birse, Director, Global Travel Services, Serco
Colin Brain, Consultant, Management Solutions (UK)
Simon Brown, Senior Manager, Travel Services, Deloitte LLP
Simone Buckley, Director of Travel Programme Optimisation, Bouda
James Cresswell, Rolls-Royce
Martin Ferguson, Editor, Buying Business Travel
Toby Guest, Global Travel Manager , IBM
Jamie Hindhaugh, Head of Production London 2012, BBC
Mervin Moonien, Travel Co-ordinator, The Bank of New York Mellon
Bob Papworth, Executive Editor, Buying Business Travel
Angela Smith, Travel Manager, Carillion
Andrew Solum, Director, Travel Industry Associates Ltd
Tom Stone, Consultant, Sirius
Mike Toynbee, Managing Editor, Buying Business Travel
Beverley Warner, Senior Procurement Manager, Travel & Mice Sectors, Royal Mail Centre

About AirPlus International:

AirPlus International is a key provider of savings to over 33,000 customers worldwide through a suite of business payment solutions which include central bill accounts, corporate cards, purchase to pay solutions and online management tools. For more information, please visit AirPlus online at

For further information please contact:
Julia Surry
AirPlus International
Building 4 Chiswick Park,
566 Chiswick High Road
London, W4 5YE
Phone: + 44 (0) 20 8747 2794
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