Focus Travel Partnership, the UK’s leading consortium of independent SME Travel Management Companies, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Clare Collins, Co-owner and Managing Director Corporate Travel at CT Travel Group, to its Board of Directors. In this new role, Clare will leverage her deep industry expertise and work closely with the existing Focus Board to guide the strategic direction of Focus Travel Partnership.

This latest leadership appointment continues to strengthen the Focus Board of Directors following the recent recruitment of former United Airlines stalwart, Bob Schumacher as Non-Executive Chair and James Parkhouse, former CEO of Agiito, as a Non-Executive Board Director.

Focus Travel Partnership Chair, Bob Schumacher, said: “The Focus Board of Directors are delighted to have appointed Clare Collins, who brings over 20yrs of Business Travel leadership and MICE experience, to the Board. Clare will be an invaluable asset as we continue to achieve our business goals and navigate the exciting opportunities ahead for the whole Partnership. Clare’s appointment reflects our commitment to advocating for the next generation of leaders and our ongoing objectives of driving growth, innovation, and service excellence.”

Clare Collins, Managing Director & Co-owner, CT Business Travel commented: “I am incredibly proud to be joining the Focus Travel Partnership Board of Directors. This achievement aligns with my personal leadership goals and my commitment to sharing over 20 years of business travel and MICE experience to drive growth, innovation, and service excellence within our industry. I look forward to representing the next generation and working closely with like-minded industry experts to guide the strategic direction of Focus, exploring innovative solutions to propel the business travel landscape forward.”

In addition to Clare’s appointment, Focus extends heartfelt thanks to Mick Gibbs and Nick Scott as they step away from their roles with the Focus Board of Directors. Their outstanding commitment and insights have played an integral part in shaping the ongoing success of Focus Travel Partnership. We wish Nick and Mick all the best in their future endeavours.

About Focus Travel Partnership

Focus Travel Partnership is the leading UK business travel consortium for the independent and SME sector and represents 53 TMC Partners with a total turnover of over £1 billion. Focus leverages the latest innovation and technology platforms and a comprehensive range of services to enable its TMC Partners to future-proof their businesses.

The collective size and buying power of the partnership’s TMC Partners enables Focus to negotiate the best deals with suppliers across all sectors. For more information, please visit

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