FCM Ireland is off to a flying start in 2020 after being recognised with a hat trick of accolades - Best Workplace, Best International Corporate Travel Agency, and Gold Level ‘Excellence Through People’.
The Dublin-based travel management company was named Best International Corporate Travel Agency at the Irish Travel Trade Awards, the premier awards programme for suppliers and travel agents in Ireland. The Awards are designed to showcase excellence in the delivery of international travel services to both leisure and business customers travelling from Ireland.
FCM Ireland has also been officially acknowledged as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland. This is the 14th year that FCM has been ranked as a ‘Best Small Workplace in Ireland’. Achieving the criteria to make the Best Workplaces list is a huge achievement as FCM was rigorously assessed in terms of the company’s values and ethics; communication and involvement; teamwork; recognition; and empowerment and accountability. This process involved an extensive Trust Index© Survey among employees and a thorough Culture Audit© assessment of the company’s policies and practices.
And lastly FCM Ireland has achieved Gold status in ‘Excellence Through People’, Ireland’s national HR standard accredited by the NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland). The scheme focuses on employee engagement in the planning and delivery of business strategies and drives staff excellence and retention. It also ensures that comprehensive training and evaluation is in place for each person to promote development and provide paths for career progression. Advocating continuous improvement, the standard helps companies to deliver consistent and streamlined service. FCM Ireland has successfully achieved the national standard in the Excellence Through People scheme every year since 2002, but this is the first time the company has attained Gold level.
These local awards follow FCM’s recent success in being named the World’s Leading Travel Management Company at the World Travel Awards for the ninth consecutive year.
Valerie Metcalfe, Managing Director, FCM Ireland said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive these prestigious accolades. It’s a huge achievement to be recognised again in 2020 as a Best Workplace as this is a true endorsement of our company’s people culture and the value we attribute to our staff. But to achieve Gold level for Excellence in People is a further endorsement of our commitment to our staff and their personal and professional wellbeing. We are also incredibly proud to win Best International Corporate Travel Agency - winning this category is testament to the excellent work and commitment of FCM Ireland’s continuous innovation and provision of a highly personalised service to each of our valued business travel clients.”