Our mission is to power our client’s success by making the most of their travel investment and advancing one step forward together, the corporate travel, meetings, payment, and expense industry.
Our vision is to promote global business growth and positive community impact by improving our client’s performance through sustainable organizational advancement. We aspire to provide an outstanding results-driven service that delivers meaningful and transparent value creation for our clients and the next generation of industry professionals.
Who we are
In 1986 our Managing Partner, Mark O’Brien, started work in the travel industry on a government sponsored youth training scheme with work placement at the Irish national airline, Aer Lingus and the Greek national carrier, Olympic Airlines. Mark’s journey in the corporate travel industry began, which has transcended through memorable companies that have ranged from setting up the first corporate travel agency in Pinewood studios servicing the travel needs of some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster movies, to becoming the youngest global managing director of a Top 4 travel management company and leading several companies through mergers and acquisitions. Mark’s passion has always been consulting and he set-up one of the first global consultancy firms dedicated to corporate travel, meetings, payment, and expense. From here he gained invaluable experience and insight into some of the world’s largest companies. To complete this stage of his journey, Mark latterly led global business development for a Top 3 travel management company, which completed his 360-degree view of the industry.
Avenue5 Consulting brings together the very best specialist resources with deep expertise to solve the unique challenges, strategic and tactical requirements that our clients now need. Our core values of, integrity, respect, and transparency are built into the Avenue5 Consulting DNA. We know that successful teams work together, often in highly complex and fast-moving environments and certainly cross functional in different geographic locations. For our services to be effective each professional and organization needs to play their part. With Avenue5 Consulting we aspire to be your trusted advisor and you can be assured, always, of our integrity and respect for you as our customer. When we make a promise to you, we will deliver the results you need with crystal clear transparency.
We deliver a depth of knowledge and expertise to ensure that your objectives are not only met but exceeded. We know our industry well and we are at the forefront of the ever-changing dynamics that directly impact investment decisions, supply chain current and future state, and organizational requirements for corporate travel, meetings, payment, and expense programs. From local or regional markets to large global customers, we help our clients to bring ideas to life. We deliver innovation by always challenging the status quo and love solving new problems along the way. We deliver what we promise and truly believe that the best results are when people work together in a collaborative and transparent environment.
We are committed each day to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and our communities. Our global business and personal experience has taught us to respect every human-being regardless of background, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view; we believe diversity drives innovation. Our commitment to these values is unwavering. We promote and support the United Nations corporate sustainability initiatives that align company strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals. We promote and support the work of ECPAT to end the sexual exploitation, trafficking, and abuse of children worldwide and specifically the code, which is an industry-driven responsible tourism initiative which provides awareness, tools, and support to travel and tourism companies to prevent the sexual exploitation of children.
We aspire to create a diverse, inclusive and sustainable environment where engaging people work together to create meaningful experiences for our customers