May 18, 2024

Navan and Reed & Mackay, Business Travel Team of the Year

Winning the Business Travel Team of the Year 2023 Award is a source of 'credibility, validation and so much pride', says Julie Oliver, Reed & Mackay CEO UK, Europe and Global Events

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

Winning a 2023 Business Travel People Award was validation of the hard work, dedication and innovation that our teams bring to their roles every day. To have the team’s collective commitment to service recognised with this award was a highlight of 2023 for us and it inspires us to go further in 2024. 

How did you feel when your team was called?

The team experienced a mix of positive emotions when we heard ‘Navan and Reed & Mackay’ announced as the winner. Excitement, gratitude and a deep sense of accomplishment. We were on a high for days after! 

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

We shared the news of our win on our internal intranet and on our social media channels — the reaction was overwhelmingly positive. Our Reed & Mackay global family across 65 markets shared our joy and, as a collective, we felt so proud to have been recognised for excellence and service.

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

Winning this award was a significant milestone in Reed & Mackay’s year and has become a benchmark for our future goals. The Business Travel People Awards are hugely important in our industry and to be a winner of these prestigious awards really elevates the message of success. It brings credibility, validation and so much pride. 

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

For anyone considering entering the awards, my advice would be to go for it wholeheartedly. Don’t hesitate to showcase your achievements, unique initiatives and contributions to the business travel industry. It’s an incredible opportunity to gain recognition, build connections and inspire others with your passion and dedication.

Where will you be keeping your award?

We’ve proudly displayed our award in our London office, where it serves as a constant reminder of the recognition and honour we received at the Business Travel People Awards last year. It also serves as inspiration to continue striving for excellence in everything we do.