What Is BTA Cares?
The BTA Cares programme will throw its arms around business travel professionals when they need it the most. As we navigate a sustainable way out of the Covid-19 crisis, this initiative is the first step towards building a stronger community and extending a helping hand.
BTA Cares will help upskill, market and retrain members of the business travel community to create employees who are attractive to both the travel industry and wider sectors. It will give employers a key place to point those who have been made redundant for practical and informative advice, and to help those former employees to seek new roles.
It will be an ongoing and constantly updated scheme, offering a schedule of activities including: webinars, master classes and social events whilst including bespoke advice and coaching sessions from top industry leaders to strengthen CV and job search techniques, along with mental health sessions, accessible yoga and informal discussion groups to stay connected.
In addition to BTA’s programme of webinars, interviews and informal discussion groups, many senior people from our Members & Partners have volunteered to help with questions & concerns colleagues under consultation may have during these difficult times along with advice on how you can improve your chances of finding alternative employment.
All questions will be treated in the strictest confidence, with requests sent anonymously to our panel of industry leaders and replies sent back via BTA ensuring privacy is maintained.
Please contact email@example.com with any queries / requests for advice you may have.
How Was Your Lockdown?
MONDAY 26TH OCTOBER
It's Good To Talk
The BTA is continuing to facilitate social 'get togethers' on Monday at 4pm for anyone finding themselves being furloughed, made redundant or facing redundancy. The BTA team will not be involved in this meeting, instead our good friend Penny Worthy who herself was recently made redundant will host the meeting. The discussion points in these meetings will very much steered by those taking part, we just want to give people an opportunity to 'meet', talk to share their thoughts & experiences in a safe, friendly environment. If you’d like to join Penny and a few friendly faces please register using this link
FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS CLICK HERE
Programme Speakers and Mentors Include
Suzanne Horner, CEO at travel management specialist Gray Dawes since 2011, has overseen the transformation of the business from 40 employees, 1 office, £30m turnover organisation to one that now boasts 180 employees, 5 offices and £110m+ sales.
Suzanne has previously worked in a senior capacity at British Airways, Egencia and Norwegian Cruise Line. In October 2018 Suzanne was given the Outstanding Achievement Award by Advantage Travel Partnership.
Capita Travel and Events
- Business strategy definition and execution.
- Merger and acquisition planning and management.
- Empathetic and empowering leadership
- Senior team building and coaching
I'm Sarah, founder of Totally Yoga, mum of one and gin & chocolate lover!
In 2017, I qualified as a yoga teacher and Totally Yoga was born.
In 2018, Aria made my family a team of three and I realised I didn't want to leave her to return to my office job.
2019, Hot Yoga arrived.
2020 - has been one hell of a ride so far! We are now online and I qualified in Yoga Shred.
The main aim of Totally Yoga is to smile as we strengthen the body and mind.