Northern Ireland travel firm signs £100m global contract with universities
A major Northern Ireland travel company has won a major share of a three-year £100m contract with more than 400 universities in Great Britain.
Selective Travel Management in Belfast is the only Northern Ireland firm to be involved in providing travel services for members of the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium.
It will involve Selective Travel providing and managing travel and accommodation arrangements for the universities right around the globe.
They are one of six organisations to win the work - which is set to bring in around £20m in additional turnover for Selective Travel, and brings the potential of 15 new jobs.
Mr Sharma said: "This new contract reinforces our position as one of the leading and fastest-growing independent travel management companies in the UK and the biggest in Northern Ireland. Importantly, it also cements our growing pre-eminence in the academic sector where we have outstanding expertise and experience.
"Clients in that arena also include Newcastle University, Bradford and Cardiff Universities and Queen's University, Belfast."
Members of the consortium include the University of Bristol, East Kent College, University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia.