ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, GO FOR BETTER
Gray Dawes Group has joined forces with Sir Stanley Matthews Travel to create a winning partnership for specialist sports travel management.
Do you want to be on our team?
The partnership we have formed with Sir Stanley Matthews Travel means we’re able to offer you the very best of both worlds – market-leading travel management expertise with a thorough understanding of the nuances and unique demands of sports travel. We’re able to support every aspect of travel for the UK’s top sporting institutions, delivering outstanding solutions across the entirety of your travel programme.
Sports travel is like no other. We get that. Whether it’s mastering the complexity of arranging travel for dozens of umpires to cover county cricket over an entire summer’s worth of fixtures, or creating the perfect Caribbean holiday for the Premier League’s most demanding striker, we’ve got it covered.
WE HAVE EVERYTHING
in the locker
Coordinating match officials’ itineraries and travel movements can be a logistical challenge. It’s a challenge we relish.
Ensuring your team arrives in peak condition to not only play, but to win, is what we see as our responsibility. It’s all part of the Gray Dawes Sports service.
A winning team is influenced and motivated by many things, not least the loved ones of those involved. We care for the ones you care about.
With a sensitive respect for the needs of less able-bodied sportsmen and women, our travel consultants ensure all the right boxes are ticked to meet their demands.
Preseason Training Tours
We’ll get you off to a winning start by handling all your preseason training tours and itineraries, so you can focus 100% on preparing your team, not your travel.
Moving your legions of travelling supporters safely and efficiently around the world takes tenacity, experience and understanding. We have all three.
VIP & Concierge Services
When the game is won and it’s time for a little R&R, our luxury leisure travel consultants will custom create the perfect solution to care for your sporting stars.
Meetings & Events
We believe that experience is everything, both yours and ours. Our MICE Team delivers a creative combination of logistics, administration, inventive flair and negotiation.
Promotional & Sponsorship Tours
Managing the travel of people is one thing, coordinating the global movement of promotional activities and kit is something else. We do both, perfectly.
EXPERIENCE IS EVERYTHING
SPORTS TRAVEL CONSULTANCY
Knowing the best hotels that are closest to the stadium is one thing. Understanding if they’re suitable for your player’s unique demands is quite another.
That level of knowledge only comes from decades of experience working with some of the biggest and most discerning names in sport, including Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger and Denis Bergkamp to Sebastian Coe.
Our Sports Consultancy Team work with you to fully understand your team’s strategic objectives for travel management. We’ll then put in place policy proposals designed to meet and exceed those goals, including budget control, VIP treatment, policy adherence and duty of care solutions. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, keeping players and staff safe has never been more important. Creatively managing travel during these unprecedented times is just part of our innovative service. For more information and to receive a complimentary consulting session, please click on the link below:
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Commenting on Gray Dawes Sport’s Head of Sport, Paul Johnson, ex-Arsenal Manager, Arsène Wenger OBE, said:
“Paul’s professionalism and dedication to the team has always been outstanding. His commitment and utter dedication to delivering the very best travel experience for us meant my players and I could always rely on a him to solve any issues.” Wenger continued, “Paul’s knowledge and, more importantly, understanding of the needs of our first team players was invaluable.”
SUCCESS COMES FROM
As we strive to build this partnership between Sir Stanley Matthews Travel and Gray Dawes, who we really want on the team is you.
We would be thrilled to have the opportunity to consult with you – the key travel buyers and managers in sport – to really get under the skin of your association to completely understand your requirements of a winning travel team.
MEET THE WINNING TEAM
Our First Eleven
MD, Sir Stanley Matthews Travel
Director of Account Management & Client Implementation
Head of Sport
Head of Sales
Head of Events Commercial
Head of Sports & Entertainment
Director of Operations
Head of Events Operations
experience is everything
years experience in sport
professional sports clients
overseas team trips
GREATER THAN THE SUM OF OUR PARTS
We don't just specialise in business travel you know.
We're a part of the Gray Dawes Group, an organisation with specialisms and expertise in many sectors. If you need help planning the holiday of your dreams, or showcasing an event that'll never be forgotten, then we've got you covered.
At the heart of everything we do are our people. We don’t just mean just our employees, but our clients and suppliers too.
At Gray Dawes Group we strive to create an environment which recognises and nurtures a healthy work/life balance – for our staff and clients alike.
By providing our customers with better travel management, they’re able to achieve what they need to by working flexibly, whether in the office, at home or around the globe.