We have more to offer than your average transport broker

08/10/2018 | Event Connect

We have more to offer than your average transport broker

If you’re busy organising your next tour season, conference or convention we know that your “to do list” will already seem never ending, we get it! It doesn’t matter how big or small your team are, let’s face it everyone could do with one less job to do. That’s where we come in.

Getting the right transport solution is essential for the success of any event, tour or excursion, but without the expertise in the transport industry you’re often left at the mercy of your supplier, regardless of how good they are. Not to mention the additional work involved in trawling through your supplier list (if you have one) to check availability, trying to get the best deal and working up an operations plan. Plus the endless amount of admin and time spent liaising and setting up contracts and schedules, it almost becomes a full-time job all on its own!

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone could take this stress away, to allow you to focus on the other parts of your job, safe in the knowledge that you’ve got the best deal and that your guests will be transported from A to B by a reliable team of experts? I think we know the answer to that one already.

That’s where we come in. Technically, we’re not a broker, but you’ll find that working with our team at Event Connect, one of the main advantages is that you get all the benefits a broker would provide, plus so much more. We don’t call ourselves brokers, rather a full-service transport provider. We know not everyone needs all of the services we offer, we get that, that’s why we pride ourselves on our personalised approach and our ability to get to know your business to enable us to work as an extension of your team and for us that’s what set us aside from your typical industry broker.

To start with, we know that no two events, tours, or excursions are the same, that’s why we work with you and your team directly to provide the best possible transport solution for the job in hand. First off, we do all the hard work when it comes to getting the best price. As part of the Abellio Group, we are one of the biggest transport providers within the UK giving us buying power, which enables us to get rates which smaller (and larger) companies can’t always get. We have established relationships with transport operators throughout the UK and support our industry colleagues by providing them with opportunities to work with us on global and regional events across the country. In turn, this allows us to tap into local and regional transport operators who have regional knowledge, contacts and experience. Or you, this means you get a localised transport solution at a fraction of the cost of working with central suppliers and you’ll never have to pay for dead mileage again! On average tour operators who booked transport with us for their entire season saved 20%!

It also means we can manage events, tours and excursions at scale.  For those of you requiring transport for high volume passenger numbers, that usually means liaising and negotiating with multiple operators, but we can do that for you. Last year alone we secured 650 coaches for just one of our cruise clients. Translated that’s 35,000 guests over 35 dates! Just think how much time and resource they saved when we managed and delivered all their transport for them.

Additionally, we have a 24-hour event control centre providing you with on the ground information to ensure your event transport operates as seamlessly as possible.

Our new ticketing system means that you no longer need to worry about the relying on an independent ticket service provider to manage your transport, or stress about finding the resource and budget to manage in-house. With our flexible ticketing system there are options to suit any kind of event no matter how big or small.

We might not be brokers, but with Event Connect you’ll gain security, reliability, expert knowledge, and time and resource savings, plus a whole lot more added value. Our full-service approach, combined with years of industry experience in event transport will ensure you are in safe hands, leaving you free to focus on delivering everything else your clients need.

We are confident that we can supply competitive and tangible solutions, no matter what transport option you need. So, if you think you need help, get in touch with our team today.

Contact Us
Nadia.hutcheson@abellio.co.uk | 07768 251 849
Erin.friel@abellio.co.uk | 07827 282 742


Tags: event organiser, transport solution

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