Flagship’s November Newsletter

5th December 2018 by Belinda Hallworth

This month we attended World Travel Market in force to check the sector’s healthy pulse, tried to gain some clarity around Brexit’s future impact on business, walked (yes walked!) from Gatwick to Heathrow for a life-changing charity, as well as plenty of exciting client developments…


Client news

Having promoted OPP – UK  leaders in psychometric testing – and its products for many years, Flagship is now supporting the promotion of The Myers-Briggs Company which has resulted from the unification of two businesses, OPP and CPP to create one of the world’s largest business psychology providers.

Its aim is to help organisations harness 100 percent of their talent by enriching self-awareness. Building on the heritage of the MBTI psychometric tool and the new company’s position as a Certified B Corporation, Flagship will be focusing on promoting its viewpoints in teamwork, leadership, diversity and other complex people challenges.




We have just launched the website for the Global Recycling Foundation (along with new logo and brand identity), an exciting development following on from the launch of Global Recycling Day on 18 March 2018, which saw the participation of over 13 million people across the globe.
The Global Recycling Foundation, formed by BIR but run as an independent organisation, will promote and support the global recycling industry in its mission to showcase the crucial role of recycling in preserving our planet’s future. The new website outlines the vision and mission of the Global Recycling Foundation, and how you can become a friend, or sponsor. We are very proud of it, so please check it out at www.globalrecyclingfoundation.org




Flagship went to Birmingham to join new client CDK Global at the annual Auto Management LIVE exhibition at the NEC.  Sophy and Belinda tested the brand’s new Virtual Reality (VR) experience, taking customers through their dealership tech tools in action, and supported Product Marketing Director, Marcus Dacombe, for his keynote presentation on the transformation of auto retailing – a talk so popular that it was standing room only!

The ‘B’ word

Brexit: What can your business do to prepare in this time of uncertainty? Claire Nelson attended a recent Brexit briefing, hosted by a group of legal specialists, to give you the low down. From the transfer of goods and the recruitment challenges in industries where there is an over reliance on EU workers, you can find out more here.

WTM 2018
Flagship Consulting was out in force at this year’s World Travel Market in London’s ExCeL.We had the ​Flagship ​and ​ABTA​ lunch during ​WTM​, and placed a great looking full page ad in ABTA’s latest print issue – check it out and give it a like here: https://twitter.com/FlagshipCons/status/1059404984163409921

Radhika also took the ‘travel temperature’ and gained valuable insights into the sector along with colleagues. Future trends, growth areas, niche experiences and the possible impact of Brexit were all revealed. Read her WTM snapshot is here.

Gatwick to Heathrow – by foot!

Getting the 30 miles from Gatwick to Heathrow isn’t cheap or quick. An hour for around £25 on a coach or faffing about on trains and the Tube with your luggage. Once upon a time there was even a helicopter service!But walking it! Really?

But that’s what Belinda did on Sunday November 25.

She was part of a team of 30 celebrating and raising money for ABTA’s LifeLine – now in its 30th year. TTG 30 Under 30 were up for a challenge and wanted to give something back to the industry that we’re so proud to be a part of.

ABTA LifeLine provides life-changing support to friends and families across the industry whether they’re dealing with a personal crisis, the loss of a loved one or disability funding.

Year after year the travel industry helps make dreams come true but it’s easy to forget that sometimes not everything goes as planned. ABTA LifeLine has been on hand for 30 years awarding grants to help ease serious financial hardships, bereavement, domestic violence and so much more.

We’d love to hit £3030 to celebrate 30 years of ABTA LifeLine so please give generously.

The link for donations is here.



Business books in brief

“Ignite some curiosity among the audience at the start without completely giving away what you’re going to say.” That’s the key takeaway Radhika took from her recent review of TED Talks – The Official Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson. Find out what else she learnt in her latest blog here.


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