AUSTRALIAN travel management business MP Travel has joined Gray Dawes Group, one of the UK’s largest independent travel management companies.
The family-owned business encompasses specialist brands for both corporate and leisure travel management and consultancy, as well as event management and brand and marketing fields.
MP Travel marks Gray Dawes’ 12th acquisition to date, and represents the beginning of its international expansion, with plans to grow in the US next.
“I am very excited by the opportunity to work with Suzanne and her team, and thrilled for MP Travel’s staff to be part of an award-winning travel management company,” MP Travel’s joint Managing Director, Lynn Manuel, enthused.
Joint MP Travel Managing Director, Kerri Primrose, added, “There are so many synergies across the businesses which makes this a very natural fit.
“By being part of the Gray Dawes Group, we will be even stronger and able to deliver enhanced global opportunities to our staff and clients alike.”
Gray Dawes Group CEO Suzanne Horner commented, “This latest chapter in our development…marks such an exciting time for us and our customers”.
“Following the challenges of the last two years, Gray Dawes is fantastically placed, both financially and from a skills perspective, to really drive our recovery while developing all parts of the business and new ventures.
“Welcoming MP Travel into the Group only strengthens our position and global offering,” she concluded.