February 22, 2024

Adam Hickingbotham, Buyer of the Year

For Adam Hickingbotham from AtkinsRéalis, winning the Buyer of the Year Award 2023 represents his desire to 'make a difference' and break down boundaries

What does it mean to you to win a 2023 Business Travel People Award?

It means everything — it is fantastic recognition and something I will treasure forever.

How did you feel when your name was called?

I was shocked. I couldn’t believe it. I was totally lost for words.

What was the reaction of your family, friends and colleagues when you won the award?

They were all proud and excited for me. I received lots of lovely messages from AtkinsRéalis colleagues, friends and family.

How do you think winning the award will impact your role and profile within your business and the wider industry?

From day one, I told my line manager David that I wanted to make a difference. Within the last couple of years, myself and the team have changed a lot by breaking down boundaries — but there is more we can do. Hopefully, this award will raise my profile in the industry and more will follow.

What advice would you give to anyone considering entering the awards in 2024?

Believe in yourself and capture all your achievements to ensure your submission reflects the great work you are doing.

Where will you be keeping your award?

In my office at home.