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Date added: 27 February 2014

Swindon Event Companies Win Gold 

Planet Pursuits & Capita Travel both recognised at top industry awards
Swindon might be known for its engineering, logistics and financial expertise, but in the less well-known sector of event management, we really do lead the way. 
Two major companies based here received top accolades this week at the M&IT Awards in London, where excellence in the hospitality, travel and meeting business is recognised.
In front of audience 1,000 at the London Battersea Evolution, Planet Pursuits & Capita Travel & Events were both announced as winners and presented with the awards by host Kate Silverton.
Planet Pursuits
Swindon based event and venue company Planet Pursuits pipped the competition to take a Gold and Silver Award at the at the 2014 Meetings & Incentive Travel Industry Awards.
The company was shortlisted as one of five event companies up for the Best Event Provider and Best Intermediary Agency with fewer than 40 employees. 
Planet Pursuits win at M&IT Awards
“We are totally shocked to Win a Gold and then a Silver as we are always up against some big industry players” remarked Simon Maddison, Director of Planet Pursuits (second left).
“The last few years have been tough in this industry and we have worked hard to adapt to a changing market placed. To achieve a Bronze two years in succession and now to win a Gold and a Silver is just an astonishing achievement for the team.”
Based on an organic farm in Purton, Planet Pursuits has been providing event management and team building services throughout the UK and into Europe for over 14 years.
More recently the company launched its venue and hotel booking company to complement its event services and have enjoyed recent success becoming preferred supplier to a number of large IT and Civil Engineering Companies.
Its wide range of activities is characterised by client-oriented service of the highest quality.
Capita Travel & Events 

Capita Travel and Events, previously known as Venues Event Management, was awarded ‘Best Intermediary Agency (more than 40 employees)' for the sixth consecutive year.

Anita Lowe, Director of Meetings and Events, Capita Travel and Events said "We’d like to thank our customers for taking time to vote. To win for the sixth year recognises the trust they place in our people to provide excellent service and expertise in meetings and events.

“It validates the work we are doing to ensure that customer meetings and events activity can be integrated into their travel management programmes without compromise. Our multi-specialist business gives customers a simple solution to joining up meetings, events, travel and accommodation management information, purchasing, policies and service delivery. We reduce service and product costs and increase our customers’ value for money.”
About the M&IT Awards

M&IT Awards
The M&IT or Meetings and Incentive Travel Awards have acquired great prestige over the past 26 years and aim to highlight the market’s best practices by letting the users of services vote. It is the only British voting system to do so. To safeguard quality, it works under the auspices of the independent Audit Bureau of Circulation. The different categories also include best hotel, best conference venue, best airline and best convention bureau.

For more information about the M&IT Awards, please visitwww.meetpie.com/awards

Planet Pursuits - website
Capita Travel & Events - website
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