ATP Instone, part of the ATPI Group, a specialist division dedicated to powering travel management for the offshore and energy sectors, has announced the appointment of Lynn Coutts as Head of Energy Sales for Aberdeen.
Bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge in the offshore, shipping and energy sectors to the role, Coutts has been part of the ATPI Group for two and a half years, previously as an account manager. In a career spanning over 12 years, she has held a number of travel management roles including Director of Sales for Millennium and Copthorne Hotels, and Director of Sales for FCM Travel, before joining the ATPI Group in 2012.
In her new role, Ms Coutts will be responsible for driving growth across the sector and raising awareness of the Group’s expertise, service offering and specialist technology to both existing and new clients. Key areas of focus include developing travel management programmes and policies for clients with a strong focus on duty of care.
Last year ATPI celebrated 20 years in Aberdeen, operating out of its base in Bridge Street. During 2014 the Aberdeen team managed over 150,000 travel transactions for the offshore, shipping and energy sector. They now service over 150 client accounts from across the globe and employ 70 people in the city alone.
Commenting on her appointment, Ms Coutts said: “A key part of my new role will be to reaffirm ATP Instone’s role as a true travel partner to both existing and prospective clients and ensure there is a clear understanding of the breadth of our services. Particularly for the offshore and energy sector where there is increasing demand for programmes that are more cost effective and efficient.”
Adam Knights, UK Managing Director, the ATPI Group, added: “Following our acquisition of Griffin at the end of last year, Lynn takes on this new role at an exciting time as we look to develop our global operation in key regions for the energy, offshore and shipping industry. Aberdeen and the North Sea continue to be an important market for us and we’re confident that Lynn has the expertise and experience to develop new opportunities for our clients.”
The ATPI Group has over 100 offices worldwide and has successful operations in corporate travel, energy and shipping travel, corporate event management and online travel technology that provide cost effective solutions for travel programmes.