Travel for Industry was founded in 1981 by Peter Franks, who led the agency until he sadly passed away at the end of 2015. However, built on the legacy of Peter’s leadership, the agency lives on and remains privately owned by the Franks family.
The culture of TFI has been built over many years and is one we’re proud and protective of. Indeed, the buzz of our office is often commented on by visiting clients and partners. So what goes into the mix?
Well, it starts with our people, who we like to think are the best of the best. We ensure trust, honesty and integrity runs through the agency. We’re creative in our work. We share stories and best practice and we’re always wondering what’s around the corner. We try to be the best we can be. We’re incredibly hard working, but maintain a fun working environment – although there’s always a healthy debate over the office playlist!
Not only was TFI one of the first agencies in the UK to offer bespoke events for the corporate sector, we were also a founding member of the event industry’s first trade association, the Incentive Travel & Meeting Association (ITMA).
Today the ITMA exists as the Event and Visual Communication Association (EVCOM) where TFI remains an active member, along with other key industry bodies.
TFI is also at the forefront of thought leadership in conference organisation for associations. Our colleague, Caroline Windsor, is currently co-chair of the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO), the UK leading professional body for Association Conference & Event Organisation.