May 26, 2024

CTM opens regional office

Corporate Travel Management (CTM) has opened a new multi-functional and full-service office in Manchester.

The Manchester office will also house CTM’s Tech Hub, operating as a tech showcase for clients, CTM Sport, corporate operations and Masterfare.

Situated on 42 Fountain Street in the city centre, the office opening comes after significant growth in regionally-based new business, including many of CTM Sport’s clients.

Due to the expansion, CTM has made double digit appointments across the CTM Sport and sales teams in recent months and is still actively recruiting for its sales and business development team.

“Manchester is a brilliant location for us because it’s so central to the whole of the UK and within easy reach of the other CTM offices in London, Bradford and Glasgow,” said Debbie Carling, CTM’s CEO EMEA.

“Our sales, business development and bids teams have never been busier, with many RFPs originating from organisations based outside London. Opening the Manchester office means we can continue to grow the business as we pitch and bid for more regional accounts, and it gives our clients more choice about where they are serviced from.

“The northwest of England is famous for its feeder universities and entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, so we’ll be able to tap into a very rich pool of world class tech talent.”

Carling said CTM Sport, which only launched in Europe a few years ago, has grown significantly.

“There is huge appetite in the business to keep expanding,” she said.

“We also have big plans to grow all the sport verticals and that means working with more individual professional athletes (we already partner with Dawid Malan and Jamie Carr), local community charities, and partnering with academies and UCFB (University Campus of Football) on student enrichment programmes, where we encourage students to come and do work experience with us. It’s a really holistic approach.”