Hall of Fame
The ITM Hall of Fame pays tribute to the ITM Achievement Award winners, ensuring we continue to recognise and celebrate the incredible impact our members make within their procurement categories, travel programmes, with ITM and across our business travel community.
These individuals have displayed excellence and made significant contributions to either the organisations they work within or the industry. They have also been recognised through the Chairman’s award, having demonstrated ITMs core values – ‘connect, educate, inform and inspire’
The business travel community and ITM membership base is diverse, inclusive and supportive. Covering all industries and size of businesses as well as individuals length of service and expertise. It’s important we continue to learn from each other and celebrate our successes with a view to continuous innovation and proactively building a sustainable and forward-thinking business industry of the future.
It’s for these reasons we wish to inaugurate our Hall of Fame and encourage our membership to share their successes through our awards programme each year.
A snapshot of the evaluation criteria used by the Judging panel?;
- Impact: The contribution has made an extraordinary impact on the development or growth of their role/ travel programme/industry – including potential advancement and evolution.
- Influence: The contribution, relative to the travel programme or industry, has significantly influenced: 1) stakeholders within their business 2) the work of others or across the industry; or 3) another more defined but critical audience or region.
- Innovation: The contribution has broken new ground with original thinking/creativity that has established new ways of working, eliminated significant obstacles, or accelerated stakeholder or buyer engagement/buy in.
- Reach: The contribution has significantly impacted reach within key audiences or specific geographies.
Our Award Winners
|Long Service/ Chairman's||
Chairman's Award- Jason Dunderdale - 2019
Chairman's Award - Helen Hogkinson - 2018
|Best New Travel Manager/Rising Star||
Roberta lorizzo-Ford - 2019
Robert Mayne - 2018
|Travel Manager - National Programme||
Richard Childs - 2019
Imelda Aspinall - 2018
|Travel Manager - Multinational Programme||
George Grund - 2019
Tanya Eilliott - 2018
|Strategic Meetings Management Programme||
Cath Houlihan - 2019 ( collected by a colleague)
Jef Robinson - 2018
|Travel Team of the Year||
UBS - 2019
Direct Line Group / Capita - 2018
At the start of 2015, I moved into the newly created role at Oil Spill Response Limited of Global Travel Analyst in charge of the programme after three years in the industry as a booker and so winning the Rising Star award in 2016 couldn’t have come at a better time. It gave me a real confidence boost about my own abilities, but also demonstrated to OSRL that the leading professional body in the UK & Ireland had confidence in me too.
Alice Linley-Munro – Rising Star 2016
I was extremely happy to have won the Meetings & Events Manager award in 2018, which made all the long hours and hard work worthwhile, and recognised, outside of my organisation. To win such an award with all the other great contenders was not only a surprise but an honour!
Jef Robison, Citrix – Strategic Meetings Management 2018
I was not tipped off in advance and was not expecting it, so I was completely shocked on the night.
I put my heart and soul into my work, and I am very passionate about my job, although it can be very demanding at times. To know that my hard work has been appreciated by industry experts, outside of the business, is very humbling.
Winning this award is a validation of what I’ve achieved to date and to be picked among such high level of successful Travel Managers is flattering. Personally, I feel very proud to be able to set an example for my team globally, proving that hard work and being passionate about what you do, leads to success both within and outside the organization.
I feel privileged to hold a job I love, in a Company that allows me great opportunities, and showing that I put them to good use is the balance of my business commitment and industry involvement. It’s what makes me a good “corporate citizen”.
The award gave me added confidence and aided my personal growth, whilst respect and visibility in my role at work also increased. I was invited to several conferences, roundtables, webinars and selected events after that, and my industry networking has been much easier and natural. Of course this helped me in my job.
That’s why winning or being nominated for an award is so special. Because not only it feels incredible to have your efforts recognised by people outside of your day to day, by experts in their fields and by people who have no vested interest or agenda; but it’s also the public acknowledgement of the tireless work that has gone into your project, that ultimately benefits your personal brand.
If you have a team like I do, they will share this achievement with you. Your partners and suppliers will also enjoy and celebrate your recognition, and so will your superiors who always welcome positive publicity and associating the Company name with winning an award.
I now look forward to the 2020 conference and I hope that everyone, both nominees and winners will leave with a sense of being seen, heard, and appreciated in their endeavours and inspired to continue creating change and improvements on a micro and macro level.
There are so many important topics for the Travel Industry now, and first of all our duty to protect the environment and make a difference.
Being seen, and heard in the right place at the right time by the people that can make it happen… this for me, is truly where the power of winning an award lies.
Roberta Lorizzo – Rising Star 2019
I’ve been a member of ITM for more years than I care to remember and also have been serving as Vice Chair of the Scottish committee for a number years.
With that said, all turned out to be absolutely positive. Not only did it give me kudos personally but also raised the profile of the travel program of my organisation at the time and subsequent organisations since. To those who may be the future recipients of any of the Buyer Achievement Awards, embrace the pleasure and the deserved recognition it brings!
Tom Ellis – Travel Manager Multinational Programme 2015
Helen Hogkinson – Charimans Award 2018
I definitely feel my profile within the industry has been more visible since winning my ITM award – I’ve been asked to speak at a number of events, which have all been great experiences. I’m really grateful to ITM for having this award programme, which really can open up doors and create opportunities 🙂
Imelda Aspinall – Travel Manager National Programme 2018
Geoff Allwright, Travel Manager UK Airbus – Chairman’s Award 2014