(Cambridge, 16 January 2013) Voyage Manager is delighted to supply Northcott Global Solutions (NGS) with the new “VM Light” global travel itinerary tracking solution.

Voyage Manager and Northcott Global Solutions (NGS) today announced a partnership agreement for Voyage Manager to supply NGS with a customized version of Voyage Manager’s new “VM Light” service for tracking and monitoring personnel.

The partnership shows NGS’s commitment to provide their clients with bespoke and integrated global safe travel and itinerary tracking support services. Voyage Manager’s VM Light provides essential travel monitoring and status reports, tailored to customers’ requirements. Further it allows Voyage Manager to expand into the security sector which has double digit growth annually.

Global business requires companies’ most prized assets, their people, to travel globally or to work in remote / high risk areas of the world that are exposed to a variety of threats, including operational incidents, natural disasters and terrorism.

In some cases, travellers may not be missed until they are overdue on their return – especially where communications are affected by working in different time zones. In seconds VM’s traveller locator system can accurately identify and communicate where travellers are located at any time. It is essential that companies safeguard their business by providing their travelling staff with immediate assistance or support that may be crucial to their health, safety, security, or even their lives. The VM traveller itinerary and real-time tracking capabilities allows greater duty of care to be exercised, even in the most challenging environments.

“The VM and NGS safe travel expertise will speed up reaction time and keep our clients in the picture about all staff movement around the world. Whether calamity has struck affecting a whole region, or and individual traveller is in need of repatriation, VM’s itinerary tracking and NGS will resolve matters fast. “ says Ted Jones, CEO of Northcott Global Solutions.

We are excited about the partnership as there are clear synergies between what NGS and we provide. It not only extends NGS’s functionality to a new level but it also brings NGS’s evacuation and incident management services to Voyage Manager’s existing and new customer base.“ says John Scott, CEO of Voyage Manager Ltd.

Response to travel related incidents will no longer be delayed by lack of awareness, slow access to vital facts or poor
synchronisation between different internal systems. The VM’s itinerary tracking system is monitored 24 hour a day from NGS’s world class operations room located in the centre of London and sets a new standard in safe travel management, risk avoidance and corporate governance.

About Voyage Manager
Voyage Manager brings travel tracking and travel monitoring to 21st century with its automated travel and security solutions.

Voyage Manager is a Cambridge, UK based technology company that specializes in providing flexible, automated and user friendly solutions for managing monitoring and tracking employee and asset travel. Voyage Manager’s products provide a flexible solution that is more accurate and complete than any other product on the market.

About Northcott Global Solutions
NGS bring the multi-dimensional, multi-disciplined, military operational planning, global safe travel and evacuation experience into the civilian market.

NGS Provide:
  • Emergency Evacuation - Political & Civil unrest, Natural Disaster and Medical
  • Contingency Planning – pre or during an incident
  • Remote Medical provision – staffing, facilities, planning
  • Operations Room Services – 24:7:365 emergency hotlines, access to over 150 languages in minutes, safety check calls and specialist managed support
  • Real Time Tracking – various integrated GPRS smartphone, GPRS/GSM pocket buddy and satellite tracking solutions, all supported by bespoke, secure platforms and NGS Operations
  • Infrastructure – schools, water purification, accommodation, storage
All of NGS’s products are designed to operate either independently or in conjunction with each other for a completely holistic solution.