Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

Cost control

Companies in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors need to keep spending under tight control given the fact that drug development is a costly endeavour. On the back of this, business travel costs, as one of the biggest areas of indirect spend, come under frequent scrutiny by finance directors and management accountants.

Business travel in these sectors is varied. It could involve sending a researcher to the Amazon to find new extracts from jungle plants or a chemist to a production factory in China. It could include sending a representative to a medical association conference in North America or supporting a salesman as he visits general practices around the country.

The pharmaceutical sector is one of the most important in UK plc. It employs 70,000 people, around a third of whom work in research and development, and is worth billions to the British economy – and it's our job to help keep it progressing smoothly.

Cost complexity

We know that a one-size-fits-all approach is not suitable for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Travel management companies working in the industry need to know about the special requirements that have to be met – the ABPI Code of Practice on paying travel and accommodation expenses for example.

As well as our strong relationships with the industry, at Wexas Travel Management we know that experience counts for everything. Most of our consultants have been with us for more than ten years. That means they have built up invaluable expertise in knowing how to reduce the cost of business travel; they know the clever ways in which to cut business travel spend without losing flexibility or annoying the company’s travellers.

We have helped one of our pharmaceutical clients, with a travel spend of around £1m, to control costs by working with our preferred suppliers to get access to low fares as well as using our cutting-edge technology to simplify the booking process.

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Repeat British recommendations
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Client satisfaction
94%
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Why Choose Wexas Travel Management?

We’ve been in the business for over 45 years. In that time, our philosophy has evolved to a point where we believe the best way to work is to only deliver travel policies that are bespoke to every client we work with, and to never compromise on effort or quality.

Our expertise in the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sector and determination to enable the industry to grow means that we are well placed to work with you on a close basis to provide the world-class business travel policy you need to succeed.

Recommended by current clients
93%
UK-based employees
100%
Success in same-day passport & visa services
100%

What Our Clients Say

  • Wexas are small enough to personally care about our company and our travellers, but have the size and scale to save us significant amounts of money.

    Global advisory and asset management company
    (Wexas Travel Management looks after their London office)
  • As a high-service firm, we depend on Wexas’ high standards to get our partners, associates and clients to the right place, at the right time, at the right price.

    International law firm
    Wexas looks after their London head office and all 7 international offices
  • In addition to delivering superior service, the Wexas intelligent fares solution delivers amazing value for money and significant savings over the traditional approach to booking flights.

    European asset management company