UK consortium Benefit Journey Partnership has appointed Stephen Baxendale to the newly created position of know-how partnerships supervisor.
Based mostly in Manchester, Baxendale has greater than 20 years’ expertise within the journey know-how area and can assist the consortium’s members by strengthening present relationships with tech suppliers and dealing with new-to-market options.
He has held earlier roles at Travelport and Conferma, and most not too long ago labored as a contract supervisor on the Division for Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport (DCMS) overseeing the Gigabit Infrastructure Subsidy scheme.
Man Snelgar, world enterprise journey director of the Benefit Journey Partnership, stated: “This appointment follows the launch of our Know-how Steering Group final summer season, which was set as much as assist information us by the important thing tech points and options that are necessary to our members. Our focus for the longer term could be very a lot on driving ahead our plans within the know-how area and Stephen will play a key position in our technique.”
Kevin Trill, chair of the Benefit Know-how Steering Group, added: “Navigating the world of enterprise journey know-how is difficult even for seasoned professionals… The steering group’s consultative strategy allows us to supply members with an knowledgeable view to assist their decision-making course of and Stephen is crucial in us reaching this.”
Benefit Journey Partnership was ranked because the second largest TMC community in Europe in BTN Europe’s Main TMCs 2022, with 420 members globally and €21.1 billion in mixed world gross sales in 2019-2021.