The Guild of Travel Management Companies, the UK’s leading professional industry body for travel management companies, has welcomed a new member, Co-operative Travel Management.

GTMC chief executive Philip Carlisle said, “Co-operative Travel Management is a very well-respected company, and I am delighted that they have recognized the benefits of GTMC membership, and we look forward to their enthusiastic participation in Guild activities. Co-operative Travel Management is the second new member to the Guild this year, following Business Travel Direct joining in February. ”

Anthony Rissbrook, head of Co-operative Travel Management said, “We are very pleased to be joining the GTMC and look forward to active involvement with them. The Guild is a highly-professional organization with growing influence and ability to represent the travel management company and the business traveler in an effective way. Like Co-operative Travel Management, the Guild is a forward-thinking organization, and we are proud to be joining the organization at this time.”

Co-operative Travel Management is the business travel division of the Co-operative Travel, with 16 offices in the United Kingdom. As well as travel, the society’s other major businesses include food retailing, financial services and pharmacy.