Posted November 8, 2016
John Fentener van Vlissingen

INTERVIEW: BCD Group Founder John Fentener Van Vlissingen

BCD Group founder John Fentener van Vlissingen discussed his approach to acquisitions, his outlook for BCD Travel and agency consolidation during an on-stage interview at The Beat Live. Read More »
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Posted March 2, 2015

Hogg Robinson Splits Business, Launches 'Fraedom' For 'Unmanaged' Sector

Almost three years after chief executive David Radcliffe first revealed his company's intentions to The Beat in May 2012, Hogg Robinson Group has split its operations into two separately branded entities. HRG is the group's travel management company, aimed primarily at multinational corporations. Meanwhile, expense management division Spendvision has expanded and rebranded as Fraedom, a software-as-a-service provider. Read More »
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Posted May 22, 2014

HRG Talks Tech Investments After Slow Year

HRG has set aside £5 million to develop and promote its emerging booking, expense and payments software-as-a-service business in the next 12 months. The company plans to invest the money in new products, new personnel and a sales and marketing push. Read More »
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Posted November 27, 2013

Capt. Radcliffe Navigates 'Steady' HRG Through Choppy Waters

A notable boating enthusiast, David Radcliffe chose a nautical metaphor on Wednesday to analyze the financial performance of Hogg Robinson Group, the ship he captains as CEO. With underlying operating profit for the six months to Sept. 30 unchanged at £22.7 million (US$36.6 million) from the same period in 2012, and revenue down slightly versus a year earlier—and also lower than the two previous comparable periods—to £168.4 million (US$271.7 million), one might be tempted to portray HRG as becalmed. Read More »
Posted by: Amon Cohen | More by Amon Cohen
Posted November 18, 2013

THE BEAT SHEET: Gordon Wilson On OBTs; Subscription Pricing Commentary; HRG Notes; More On Millennials

The latest edition of The Beat Sheet, an occasional collection of notes, quotes, musings, tips, reader comments and other tidbits from The Beat's writers. Read More »
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Posted November 30, 2011

HRG Posts Profit, Revenue Growth Amid 'Volatile' Market

Hogg Robinson Group delivered healthy financial results for the six months ending Sept. 30 as revenue increased 10 percent year over year to 186.8 million pounds and underlying profit before tax jumped 22 percent to 18.7 million pounds. Read More »
Posted by: Amon Cohen | More by Amon Cohen
Posted May 25, 2011

Radcliffe: TMCs That Can Connect Directly To Airlines 'Will Be The Winners'

HRG chief executive David Radcliffe in a Wednesday interview with The Beat implied a more sympathetic position than in the past on airline strategies to directly connect to TMCs and acknowledged such strategies would lead to changes in remuneration m Read More »
Posted by: Amon Cohen | More by Amon Cohen
Posted July 7, 2010

Usual Suspects: The Beat Live 2010

Outspoken, witty and very smart, The Beat Live's usual suspects are back. Airline industry experts Dave Hilfman of Continental Airlines and Holly Hegeman of PlaneBusiness Banter will return to The Beat Live as master of ceremonies and lunch speaker, respectively. Highly rated by attendees to our first two editions of The Beat Live, these instigators are joined in kind by Rearden Commerce's Tony D'Astolfo, whose impersonation last year of John McLaughlin from ABC's The McLaughlin Group was as hil Read More »
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Posted June 28, 2010

Register For The Beat Live! Chicago Sept. 20-22

The Beat is delighted to announce two distinguished industry executives confirmed to speak at The Beat Live, Sept. 20-22 in Chicago. Headlining our travel business conference are Hogg Robinson chief executive David Radcliffe and Travelport GDS president and CEO Gordon Wilson.

Register today:

Wilson and Radcliffe are among the most influential executives in global corporate travel. Radcliffe will take questions from The Beat's Jay Campbell in our live interview format, Read More »

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Posted May 27, 2010 - New York City

HRG Markets Its Proprietary Technology

HRG signed with an unidentified customer "to supply a branded version of our online booking tool together with access to our other corporate travel technology, which will open new revenue streams for both parties," according to documents describing its financial performance in the year ending in March.

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Posted by: Jay Campbell | More by Jay Campbell
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