The Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) has revealed the 2023 ABPCO Excellence Awards finalists, with First Travel Solutions shortlisted for Industry Supplier of the Year. In its 10th year, the awards, which celebrate the best in the world of association events, will take place on the 8th of December in Aberdeen.

After our continued growth and improvements in the conference, meetings and events market, this year has seen significant advances in our environmental reporting capabilities, with data readily available to Conference Organisers.  This addresses the need by law for formal reporting on more significant events but also allows clients to demonstrate that managed transport reduces CO2 when compared to allowing self-drive.

The most meaningful measure of our success has been the business growth that we have experienced, which is running slightly ahead of our ambitious growth forecasts. We now also believe that First Travel Solutions is becoming a recognised brand in the industry.  Aided no doubt in the conference market by our membership of ABPCO.

Andy Scholey, Managing Director, First Travel Solutions, said: “The ABPCO Excellence Awards are a testament to the dedication and innovation of suppliers in the wider conference and event community. We are delighted to have made it through to the shortlisting.  The whole team work tirelessly on our events and conference activities, with dedicated account directors, managers and sales executives working to deliver events across the UK; this year alone, we have moved over 17,186 people for meetings, events, and conference purposes!  We can’t wait to attend the award ceremony and reconnect with the other ABPCO members.”