Travel management company signs renewal of £6m contract with newcastle university
NORTHERN Ireland travel management firm Selective has announced a £6m deal with Newcastle University.
Selective Travel Management, which is based in Belfast and led by Keith Graham, said the contract renewal with the university would result in turnover growth of 21% for 2016/17, bringing sales to just under £50m.
Managing director Keith Graham said: “This is the second time we have held the contract and we are delighted to retain this prestigious client.
“This latest win will see our turnover growth for 2016/17 increase by 21.2%, taking us to just under £50m.”
The company specialises in managing travel for government, higher education bodies, charities and non-governmental organisations.
But Mr Graham said keeping the Newcastle contract reinforced its pre-eminence in the academic sector. “This adds to earlier wins including Queen’s University of Belfast,” he added.
The company now has 150 staff across its divisions. “Each division benefits from considerable sector-specific understanding and expertise delivered by highly motivated and capable staff who have access to the very latest technology,” Mr Graham said.
Last year it announced it had won a contract to manage a £5m travel budget on behalf of the University of York, as well as a further £500,000 budget for York St John’s University.
The company, which is based at Murray’s Exchange on Linfield Road in Belfast, was set up in 1972 and is part of World Travel Centre in Dublin.
Selective MD Keith Graham