Up in the air

18 July 2008

Since procurement departments have assumed responsibility for buying travel in the past few years the negatives have “outweighed the positives” according to Mike Platt.


Platt, who has been the public face of travel management company HRG for the past 20 years, divulged his views to SM as he retired from the job to take up a past-time position as an independent counsellor to buyers and suppliers.


He said poor buy-in and failure to comply were particular problems with “decisions taken by purchasing questioned or in many cases ignored”.


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