June 10, 2023

FCM opens Barcelona office

FCM has opened a new owned and operated office in Barcelona, staffed by a dedicated team of consultants, replacing previous local agency partnerships.

Global Managing Director Marcus Eklund said the decision to invest in Spain was driven by “changing customer requirements, while recognising considerable business development opportunities”.

“We are thrilled to solidify our Iberian presence and fully own the customer experience for local clients as well as global companies with Spanish operations,” said Eklund.

“By shifting to a direct-to-market strategy, we can provide a fully-flexible, tailored travel management service while boosting our ability to identify and fill market gaps.”

With travel consultants now based in Madrid and Barcelona, FCM manages a portfolio of over 50 clients locally across business sectors like FMCG, pharmaceutical, banking and manufacturing, with several new accounts implemented in the past month alone.

The company also organises on the ground travel arrangements for multiple global companies with business interests across Spain, such as BASF, AXA, Parexel and Procter & Gamble.

Heading up the Barcelona-based team is Solenn Le Brazidec, who already oversaw FCM’s businesses across France and Switzerland.

In Spain, the TMC already operates FCM Lab, a global hub of technology experts dedicated to developing, testing and delivering new travel technology solutions.