Award Recognises Talented Women In Travel Sector

We are very proud to have our leadership recognized in this year’s IBM iX Everywoman In Travel Awards in London on 14th November.

Managing Partner, Caroline Strachan, scooped the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award which celebrates “…a woman whose vision will inspire other women to start their own enterprise.”

Caroline was credited as being the primary driver of global growth in the business since she joined with her business co-partner Paul Tilstone to establish the consultancy.  Revenues have increased seven times since she joined the business in 2016 and the company has attracted a wealth of female travel talent looking for an effective work/life balance whilst applying themselves to initiatives which are changing the industry. The consulting firm is presently comprised of 87% women.

Talking about her award, Caroline said, “It’s wonderful to be recognized for all the hard work, Paul, the team and I have put in over the last three years. We pride ourselves on approaching the market differently to the average consultancy.  Our model means we attract great people who want to make a difference and who feel they want something more than traditional corporate life. There’s no question that this approach has led to winning the amazing client list we have today.”

Paul Tilstone, managing partner, said of his co-partner “Caroline doesn’t just inspire women, she inspires me every day and I know many people have great admiration for her determination, clarity and empathetic style too.  I am so proud of the recognition she so richly deserves.  She challenges this great industry and our business every day to be better than it is.”


FESTIVE ROAD is on a mission for better business travel and meetings management. Headed by business travel thought leaders Paul Tilstone and Caroline Strachan, together with their network of international Roaders, they provide strategy, sourcing and delivery services to the buyer community and strategy, marketing and delivery services to the supplier community. The FESTIVE ROAD team has been recognised multiple times in prominent industry leader lists and industry awards as leading lights in the global business travel market since 2007.