ACE Travel Management has been appointed official UK partner by global business travel network ATG.

ATG offers regional, company-owned offices in the US, Germany and Asia Pacific plus franchise partners covering 140 countries with a worldwide turnover of $7.2 billion.

ACE Travel, which has more than 300 corporate clients, will serve ATG’s travellers based in Ireland in addition to serving UK-based global clients.

The company was formed in 1992 and has offices in Brentwood, Essex and London.

The TMC is solely owned by its first employee, Sarah Wilson, who has progessively moved up to head the company as chief executive since 2018.

She is also deputy chair of the Institute of Directors special interest group for leisure and tourism.

Wilson said: “We joined the ATG family to establish ourselves as part of a truly global company but still provide the local expertise for which we are well known.

“ATG also shares the same vision and values we have as a business, from a desire to turn theoretical ideas into realistic and adaptable concepts to having the understanding that every client is unique, the travellers are our priority.”

ATG chief executive Tammy Krings said: “ACE has been recognised as a stellar brand in the travel industry for nearly 30 years.

“They have built a large presence in the UK by reputation and engagement with strategic partnerships, while still maintaining their independent spirit, which is a critical success factor that runs throughout the ATG global network.”

ATG Worldwide executive director Hans Trommel added: “ACE Travel’s agility and ability to manage big business with bespoke requirements, enhanced by integrating with ATG’s global technologies, gives us complete confidence as they serve our global and multinational clients with operations in the UK.”