Relocate Awards 2016/2017

Sponsors & supporters

Through association with these coveted international awards, our sponsors and supporters position themselves as leaders in the relocation and global mobility sector. For details of our generous sponsorship package, call +44 (0)1892 891334, or email

This year's sponsors

Bridge Street Global Hospitality

BridgeStreet Global Hospitality is the leading international hospitality solution, offering serviced apartments for travellers seeking an alternative to typical hotel accommodations. With more than 50,000 apartments in 60 countries, BridgeStreet's family of brands combines the luxuries of apartment living and the benefits of hotel amenities with a variety of service packages ranging from six-star to two-star options.

Says Shaun Hinds, managing director, EMEA and APAC, “As part of a dynamic sector that supports international assignments and business travel, BridgeStreet understands the importance of the collaboration between HR and suppliers in driving global business.

“The Relocate Awards set an industry standard for best practice and innovation, to which BridgeStreet aspires. We are proud to support these industry-leading awards, highlighting achievement and inspiring a new level of excellence within our sector.”

Fidi logo 2017

FIDI Global Alliance is the largest global alliance of professional international moving and relocation companies. It currently has over 600 affiliates in more than 100 countries spanning the five continents. They deliver comprehensive global mobility services to families, individuals and companies.

Every FIDI affiliate complies with the rigorous FIDI-FAIM quality standard, which is regarded as the leading professional industry standard worldwide. This assures final customers that only the highest-quality moving companies are part of the network. FIDI’s philosophy is that customer satisfaction is of paramount importance, and it can only ensure this if clients can trust its members.

General manager Jesse van Sas says, “FIDI’s focus on quality and professionalism fits perfectly with the ethos of the Relocate Awards, which do so much to raise the bar in the relocation and global mobility sector.

“Our affiliates’ pride in their work and commitment to providing exceptional service deserve to be rewarded. That is why we have chosen to sponsor this year’s Best International Removals Provider category.”

Santa Fe Relocation Services

Santa Fe Relocation Services is a global mobility company that specialises in managing and delivering high-quality relocation services worldwide. Its core competence is relocation services that support corporations and their employees to relocate and settle in a new country, assisting them with visas, immigration, home and school, language and cultural training, managing property rentals, and domestic and international moving of household goods.

The company has the ability to provide these services to a consistent high standard, locally and globally. A key aspect is being able to manage its service delivery through its own operations across six continents.

Spencer English, UK marketing manager, says, “The Relocate Awards are a benchmark of excellence in a growing and increasingly high-profile sector.

“As a leading provider of relocation services, Santa Fe works closely with HR teams, and we recognise the invaluable work they do, whether they are global mobility specialists managing international assignments and relocations or working in the talent and change management arena.”

This year's supporters

Derag Livinghotels logo

Derag Livinghotels, based in Munich, offers hotel rooms for short stays and serviced apartments for extended stays. With a total of 17 houses and 3,000 hotel rooms and apartments in eight major cities, it is one of the market leaders in the German-speaking world for long-term accommodation. Current locations are Berlin, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Nuremberg and Weimar, in Germany, and Vienna, in Austria.

Marketing manager Katharina Bohnmag says, “We are pleased to support the Relocate Awards in their tenth-anniversary year.

“Our mission to provide high-quality extended-stay accommodation for expatriates and their families moving to one of Germany’s major cities or to Vienna is a perfect fit with these leading international awards, which reflect and reinforce the importance of globalisation and relocation in today’s business world.”

EER - Executive Expatriate Relocations Middle East

Executive Expatriate Relocations (EER) provides relocation, immigration, company incorporation and expenses management services, individually tailored to meet the needs of its clients and their assignees, with a compliant and cost-effective approach.

Established in 2005, Dubai-headquartered EER is one of the fastest-growing companies in the Middle East, offering services in the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Iran and Armenia.

International assignments can be challenging for companies and their HR departments. EER works in partnership with clients to handle challenges, resolve problems and deliver on promises.

Marie O'Neill, head of business operations, says, “As one of the Middle East’s fastest-growing relocation, immigration and company incorporation providers, we are very aware of the key part mobility plays in the success of global businesses.

“By supporting these high-profile international awards, which do so much to inspire individuals and teams and differentiate the winning organisations from their competitors, we hope to showcase both the Middle East as a relocation destination and the services we offer corporates and relocatees.” 

Staybridge Suites

Staybridge Suites is ideal for upscale business and leisure travellers who want to move in for longer stays and enjoy the best of home and hotel. It is part of Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), a global company with 12 hotel brands.

With almost 5,200 hotels in nearly 100 countries, IHG is one of the world’s leading hotel companies. It brings true hospitality to the world by connecting its portfolio of leading hotel brands, its leading-edge systems, and its way of reaching guests with the passion and dedication of its colleagues by creating Great Hotels Guests Love®.

Natalia Perez, director, Brand Management Europe, Upscale and Midscale Hotels, says, “At Staybridge Suites, we know how important it is to make relocating travellers feel at home when they are away on business. Guests can experience the comfort of an apartment with the convenience of hotel services to make their relocation seamless.

“By supporting the Relocate Awards, we would like to congratulate our colleagues and recognise them for making our guests feel welcome and always delivering a best-in-class customer service.”