April 23, 2024

Christopher Ollerton, Duty of Care Champion

Synergy Supply Chain Coordinator, Christopher Ollerton, even got a congratulations card from his mother-in-law for his success in the 2023 People Awards

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

To me, personally, it was a great honour to be recognised for all the work that has been put in to making it such as success but at the same time, it wasn’t just me that won. My colleagues on the supply chain team are equally deserving of the award as our work is truly a team effort.

How did you feel when your name was called?

Shocked, to be honest! But then when you hear the applause and the cheers from industry friends, you just start beaming.

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

Everyone was delighted — I even got a congratulations card from the mother-in-law.

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

It’s already opened up new connections and started interesting conversations at events, so the impact of this award has been felt immediately. The fact that we have an industry-recognised, award-winning platform is invaluable for existing and new clients.

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

Go for it. Of course, there are those that don’t win, but to be nominated alone is a huge coup and raises your profile enormously. 

Where will you be keeping your award?

Pride of place on the shelf behind me on every Teams call. Next to the mother-in-law’s card!