Develop your skills and career with advice, inspiration and support from the cream of the travel industry

Join the awte

Benevolent Enterprise Gift – applications now open

Donna Allcock, our 2018
winner with Aphrodite Burton,
Chair of the Benevolent Committee

Each year our Benevolent Committee invite members to apply for the Enterprise Award (with a value of up to £1000), to help them develop their businesses by enhancing their marketing, PR or social media skills or for professional development.

In the past the award has formed a part of the Annual Awards however, this year we decided to make the award to the successful applicant at our Summer Lunch in support of the Benevolent on the 27th June at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington.

Applications are now open and must be submitted no later than 19th June.

 

Applicants must

  1. Have been members of AWTE for at least one year
  2. Have been running their current business for at least a year
  3. Validate that the gift will be used for professional development, marketing, PR, or social media skills
  4. Show evidence of determination and drive
  5. Provide a compelling reason for receiving the gift

Application forms are available below and you can also use our online form to submit your application, if you prefer

Download the application form here

Complete the online application here

Tickets for the event are available now via the events page

Click here for tickets

Claire Osborne
Published by Claire Osborne
Claire has held various roles within the Travel Industry across a wide variety of disciplines over more than 20 years. At the start of her career, she held various Account Management positions before progressing to be Head of Agency Sales at STA Travel. During this time she led a team of 9 and had complete responsibility for the success of the division. Claire then progressed into the role of Commercial and Marketing Manager for Resorthoppa, help take the company from a small start-up to an organisation employing over 100 people just prior to its sale to the LowCost Group. During her time here she led various initiatives including creating legal and finance processes, designing marketing campaigns, setting up business support functions and developing relationships with Travel Agency partners. Before joining Travelport, she held the role of Business Expert at TUI helping them shape and define changes to their internal systems and consumer technology solutions. This enabled Claire to learn a great deal about technology, project management and business analysis which has been invaluable in her current role. Initially joining Travelport as Product Support Manager, UK & Ireland, in 2011 she was promoted just over 12 months later to Director of Product Support for Europe heading up a team of 9 product professionals. In 2014, Claire was asked to join the commercial side of the organisation as Solutions Sales Director and re-define the role of the functional support team within the UK. In 2016, this role grew to encompass the Northern European area increasing the number of employees from 8 to the 25 we have today. In 2017, Claire was pleased to be elected to the Board of AWTE and in 2019 was delighted to be nominated as Chair.