WSP Appoints BSI as Accommodation Provider
19 February 2009
WSP, one of the world’s fastest-growing design, engineering and management consultancies, has appointed BSI as the provider of accommodation, conference and venue finding services in the UK.
The contract was awarded to BSI following a successful three-month trial that commenced in October 2008. During this time, BSI was able to demonstrate the company’s innovative, end-to-end technological solutions and committed approach to raising policy compliance, increasing added value and lowering expenditure for WSP.
BSI’s dedicated WSP team, based at the Cheadle Centre of Excellence, is already re-negotiating WSP rates and applying ‘best-rates’, helping to improve on specific client negotiated rates.
BSIDirect™, BSI’s user-friendly online self-booking tool, has also been implemented at WSP to influence long term savings by driving policy compliance and reducing transactional costs along with delivering arranger convenience.
The tool will be used by nearly 400 users at WSP, and offers the company’s employees negotiated rates as well as significantly discounted rates across a UK and international accommodation and venue database of over 85,000 properties. WSP’s online adoption of the tool was already at an impressive 53% following its first week after the launch date.
Humi Asif, UK Procurement Manager at WSP, commented: “By appointing BSI, we feel confident that we will not only achieve preferential rates for accommodation and meetings, but will also help our staff reduce the resource time needed to make and manage bookings.
BSI’s Group Managing Director, Trevor Elswood said: “We are delighted that the trial was successful with WSP, and are already introducing positive changes which will deliver immediate and long term savings. Our proactive approach in delivering the contract for WSP means that they also benefit from effective allocation management, ongoing hotel programme management and recommendations.”