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Transformative Entrepreneurs in Business Travel Award returns for 2019 - Update

Following the success of the inaugural GTMC Entrepreneurs in Business Travel Award, entries are now open to find the 2019 winner.

Rewarding innovative start-up talent, the 2018 awards saw delay repay business, Railguard, crowned at the 2018 GTMC Overseas Conference. An accolade which CEO, Matt Freckelton, has since described as “truly transformational” for the business.

Entrants are encouraged from businesses offering new and inventive technology, innovative solutions in the business travel sector and products and services that will benefit TMCs (travel Management Companies) or travel buyers or the business traveller.

Free to enter, a judging panel of esteemed business travel industry experts will whittle the submissions down to a final five who will battle it out, Dragons Den-style, at the GTMC’s 2019 Overseas Conference. Representatives from the shortlisted entries will take to the stage at conference in The Netherlands 30 June – 2 July 2019 when delegates, senior representatives from across the GTMC’s TMC membership and Industry Partners, will vote for their 2019 winner.

“We introduced the GTMC Entrepreneurs in Business Travel Award last year as a way to celebrate some of the incredible, innovative work going into new products and services that benefit our flourishing sector,” said Adrian Parkes, GTMC CEO.

“We’re passionate about nurturing the entrepreneurial talent bringing ground-breaking enhancements to the corporate travel industry. All five of the 2018 finalists have seen tangible results since taking part so we’re excited to see what this year’s award holds.”

The 2019 Entrepreneurs in Business Travel Award winner will benefit from access to the GTMC’s unique Partnership programme for 12 months, offering them exposure to, and support from, the GTMC’s broad range of TMC Members and Industry Partners.

The deadline for entering the 2019 Entrepreneurs in Business Travel Award is Friday 12 April 2019. For full details and T&Cs visit

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The GTMC is the UK's leading professional body for travel management companies. The diverse membership accounts for over 93% of UK expenditure on managed business travel, delivering value for money and great service to business travellers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.