Agent Achievement Awards 2015 :: Welcome
7 July 2015, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London, SE1 7UT
Welcome to the Agent Achievement Awards 2015

The best travel agents in the UK will be honoured at the 20th Agent Achievement Awards which will take place on 7th July 2015 in London.

Please note, tickets are SOLD OUT, please contact angela.hamilton-jones@travelweekly.co.uk for ticket availability.

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Headline Sponsors

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The Agent Achievement Awards are recognised as the leading awards for agents, whether on the high street, at home, in call centres or online. The Agent Achievement Awards now form part of an outstanding events portfolio which includes the Globe Travel Awards, the Travolution Awards and the Travel Weekly Northern Ball.

 

 

 2014 Winners

Regional Agency of the Year Awards

Northern Ireland - Small Agency Oasis Travel
Northern Ireland - Large Agency The Co-operative Travel
Scotland - Small Agency Ramsay World Travel
Scotland - Large Agency Barrhead Travel
North West England and North Wales - Small Agency Designer Travel
North West England and North Wales - Large Agency Althams Travel Services
Yorkshire, North Midlands and North East England - Small Agency Spear Travels
Yorkshire, North Midlands and North East England - Large Agency Hays Travel
Central England - Small Agency Carrick Travel
Central England - Large Agency The Midcounties Co-operative
South West England and South Wales - Small Agency Newell's Travel
South West England and South Wales - Large Agency Bath Travel
London and South East England - Small Agency Baldwins Travel/Travelux
London and South East England - Large Agency Bath Travel

National Agency of the Year Awards

Cruise Agency - Small Agency The Cruise Village
Cruise Agency - Large Agency Barrhead Travel
High Street Agency - Small Agency Baldwins Travel/Travelux
High Street Agency - Large Agency The Midcounties Co-operative
Call Centre Agency  Affinion International Travel
Online Agency Barrhead Travel
Homeworking Agency Travel Counsellors

Business Excellence Awards

Agency Website - Small Agency Designertravel.co.uk
Agency Website - Large Agency Travelrepublic.co.uk
Agency Marketing Campaign - Small Agency Imagine Cruising
Agency Marketing Campaign - Large Agency Barrhead Travel

National Agent of the Year Awards

Young Leisure Agent of the Year Stacie Guiel, Thomson
Leisure Agent of the Year Alan Hughes, Independent Travel Experts
Leisure Manager of the Year Peter Bruno, The Midcounties Co-operative

Aspire Awards

Aspire Booking of the Year Simon Gemmel, Designer Travel
Aspire Extra Mile Susan Forsdike, The Cruise Village
Aspire Supporter of the Year Jenny Jackson, Travel PA
Aspire Agent of the Year Claire Body, Independent Travel Experts

Special Awards

Best Use of Social Media Award presented by Superbreak Honeymoon Dreams
TIPTO Independent Agency of the Year Award Peakes Travel Elite

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award

Ken McLeod, Advantage Travel Centres; Sally Carrick, founder, Carrick Travel; Martin Morgan, The Travel House

 

 

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Voting and submitting entries has now closed

REGIONAL AGENCY OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Supplier voting:

Northern Ireland (Small and Large)

Scotland (Small and Large)

North West England and North Wales (Small and Large)

Yorkshire, North Midlands and North East England (Small and Large)

Central England (Small and Large)

South West England and South Wales (Small and Large)

London and South East England (Small and Large)

National Agency of the Year Awards

Supplier voting:

Cruise Agency (Small and Large)

Call Centre Agency

Online Agency 

Homeworking Agency

High Street Agency (Small and Large)

Individual Agent of the Year Awards

 

Self-nomination by agents:

Leisure Agent of the Year

Young Leisure Agent of the Year

Leisure Manager of the Year

Business Excellence AwardS

 

Self-nomination by agents:

Agency Website (Small)

Agency Website (Large)

Agency Promotion of the Year (Small)

Agency Promotion of the Year (Large)

 

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Special Awards

  

Self-nomination by agents:

Best Use of Social Media Award presented by Superbreak

CLIA New to Cruise Award

Panel chosen:

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award

TIPTO Independent Agency of the Year Award

 

 

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Sponsored by the GREEK NATIONAL TOURISM ORGANISATION

  

Aspire Booking of the Year
(self-nomination by Aspire Travel Club agents)

An Aspire Travel Club agent member who has made a booking that stands out from the rest and demonstrates great knowledge and effective relationships with suppliers to ensure a perfect and seamless trip. Written submission. 

Aspire Extra Mile Award
(self-nomination by Aspire Travel Club agents)

An Aspire Travel Club agent member who has done something extraordinary that was above and beyond the norms of customer service. Written submission.

Aspire Agent of the Year
(self-nomination by Aspire Travel Club agents)

An Aspire Travel Club agent member with proven sales performance and who shows dedication to learning by attending events and having good relationships with suppliers, a clear demonstration of engagement with the local community to encourage new and loyal business, and customer service. Written submission.

Aspire Supporter of the Year Award 
(panel chosen)

 

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2015 FINALISTS
 
REGIONAL AWARDS 
 
Northern Ireland - Small Agency
 
Clubworld Travel
 
Feherty Travel 
 
Laser Travel
 
Limavady Travel 
 
Oasis Travel 
 
 
Northern Ireland - Large Agency
 
The Co-operative Travel
 
Thomas Cook
 
Thomson
 
Trailfinders
 
 
Scotland - Small Agency
 
Connoisseur Travel 
 
Jimmy Martin Travel 
 
Kinnaird Travel 
 
Ramsay World Travel
 
Stewart Travel
 
 
Scotland - Large Agency
 
Barrhead Travel 
 
Thomas Cook
 
Thomson
 
Trailfinders
 
 
North West England and North Wales - Small Agency
 
Aspen Travel
 
Brunlea Travel
 
Designer Travel
 
Deva Travel
 
Garstang Travel
 
 
North West England and North Wales - Large Agency
 
Althams Travel
 
Hays Travel
 
Thomas Cook
 
Thomson
 
Trailfinders
 
 
Yorkshire North Midlands and North East England - Small Agency
 
Marion Owen Travel
 
Northumbria Travel
 
Spear Travels
 
Westoe Travel
 
Worldwide Travel Solutions
 
 
Yorkshire North Midlands and North East England - Large Agency
 
Althams Travel
 
Dawson & Sanderson
 
Hays Travel 
 
Thomas Cook
 
Thomson
 
 
Central England - Small Agency
 
Broads Travel
 
Carrick Travel
 
Eagle Travel 
 
Holiday Lounge
 
Knowle Travel
 
 
Central England - Large Agency
 
Central England Co-operative Travel
 
Lincolnshire Co-operative Travel
 
Midcounties Co-operative Travel
 
Premier Travel 
 
Thomas Cook
 
 
South West England and South Wales - Small Agency
 
Cartwright Travel
 
Howard Travel
 
Newell's Travel
 
Regal Travel
 
The Destination Lounge
 
 
South West England and South Wales - Large Agency
 
Bath Travel 
 
Miles Morgan Travel
 
The Travel House
 
Thomas Cook
 
Thomson
 
 
London and South East England - Small Agency
 
Baldwins Travel
 
Haslemere Travel
 
Meon Valley Travel
 
Travel Designers
 
TravelTime World 
 
 
London and South East England - Large Agency
 
Bath Travel
 
Flight Centre
 
Premier Travel
 
Thomas Cook
 
Trailfinders
 
 
NATIONAL AWARDS 
 
Cruise Agency - Small Agency
 
Blue Water Holidays
 
Cruise 1st
 
Cruise Nation
 
Cruise Select
 
Cruise Village
 
 
Cruise Agency - Large Agency
 
Cruise 118
 
Cruise.co.uk
 
Iglu.com
 
Imagine Cruising
 
Reader Offers
 
 
Call Centre Agency
 
Affinion International
 
Barrhead Travel
 
Blue Bay Travel
 
Iglu.com
 
Reader Offers
 
 
Online Agency
 
Barrhead Travel
 
Cruise.co.uk
 
Iglu.com
 
On the Beach
 
Truly Travel 
 
 
Homeworking Agency
 
Hays Travel Personal Travel Advisors
 
Independent Travel Experts
 
Midcounties Co-operative Personal Travel Agents
 
The Co-operative Personal Travel Advisors 
 
Travel Counsellors
 
 
High Street Agency - Small Agency
 
Announced on night
 
 
High Street Agency - Large Agency
 
Announced on night
 
 
INDIVIDUAL AGENT AWARDS
 
Leisure Agent of the Year
 
Viran Bhardwaj, Imagine Cruising
 
Leah Gordon, Hays Travel
 
Tarina Ingham, Affinion International Travel
 
Daniel Salmon, Never a Wasted Journey
 
Wendy Veal, Wendy Veal Luxury Travel Planner 
 
Melanie Wells, Fred Olsen Travel
 
 
Young Leisure Agent of the Year 
 
Alisha Dore, TUI Group
 
Jessica Matthews, Holiday Gems
 
Nicole Mundie, Barrhead Travel
 
Natasha Rose, Bath Travel
 
Frances Swift, Thomas Cook
 
 
Leisure Manager of the Year
 
Stephen Evans, Independent Travel Experts
 
Helen Moore, Bolsover Cruise Club
 
Kim Kent, Spear Travels
 
Alison Shaw, Thomas Cook
 
Rachel Keith, Hays Travel
 
Jose Teixeira, The Midcounties Co-operative Travel
 
 
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
 
Promotion of the Year - Small Agency
 
Baldwins Travel Group
 
Carrick Travel 
 
Disabled Holidays
 
Honeymoon Dreams
 
Thorne Travel
 
Wendy Veal Luxury Travel Planner
 
 
Promotion of the Year - Large Agency
 
Barrhead Travel
 
Broadway Travel 
 
Fred Olsen Travel
 
Hays Travel
 
Spear Travels
 
World Travel Holdings UK
 
 
Website of the Year - Small Agency
 
Cruisenation.com
 
Designertravel.co.uk
 
Honeymoondreams.co.uk
 
Lekkeradventures.com
 
Rivervoyages.com
 
 
Website of the Year - Large Agency
 
Bolsovercruiseclub.com
 
Cruise118.com
 
Imaginecruising.co.uk 
 
Onthebeach.co.uk
 
Planetcruise.co.uk
 
 
Best Use of Social Media
 
Cruise.co.uk
 
Hays Travel
 
Iglu Cruise
 
Travel Club Elite
 
 
ASPIRE AWARDS
 
Aspire Booking of the Year
 
Annette Beckford, Global Getaway
 
Kate Harris, Inspired Travel
 
Jade Hill, Pure Destinations
 
Claire Hunt, Journeys a la Carte 
 
Conor Magee, Pinnacle Worldwide
 
Kathryn Thompson, Elite Travel Boutique
 
 
Aspire Extra Mile Award
 
Diane Denney, The Destination Lounge 
 
John Dixon, Notjusttravel 
 
Debby King, Departure Lounge Travel
 
Lesley Pile, Travel Designers
 
 
Aspire Agent of the Year
 
Jacquie Cole, Bakewell Travel 
 
Kate Harris, Inspired Travel
 
Trevor Ridler, Baldwins Travel Group
 
Peter Ruck, GoCruise By Peter Ruck
 
Sangeeta Sehmi, Creative Travellers
 
Sue Welsh, Ace Travel2 Worldchoice
 
 
Aspire Supporter of the Year
 
Jenny Jackson, Travel-PA
 
Peter Ruck, GoCruise By Peter Ruck
 
Kathryn Thompson, Elite Travel Boutique
 
 
Clia New To Cruise Award
 
Phil Evans, Cruise Nation
 
Caroline O Toole, Fahy Travel Worldchoice
 
Peter Shanks,Imagine Cruising
 
James Werth, Cruiseo
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Tickets 

TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT  

For ticket availablility please email angela.hamilton-jones@travelweekly.co.uk

 

The ticket cost includes drinks reception, three course meal with a half bottle of wine, awards ceremony and aftershow party.

Ticket prices:

Individual places = £220 + VAT

Table of ten =  £2,200 + VAT

 

A month prior to the event, payment is via credit only at the time of booking.

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Event Timings

18:00 Drinks Reception

18:30 Awards & Dinner

23:30 Dancing

02:00 Carriages

 

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Venue

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, 200 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7UT

Venue website link

 

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London Hotel is situated in London's South Bank, within walking distance of the city's most iconic attractions including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Our hotel's location near the London Eye, the London Aquarium and the National Theatre makes Park Plaza the perfect accommodation for tourists and business guests.

The hotel is offering preferential bedroom rates for guests attending the Agent Achievement Awards:  £199 plus VAT for single occupancy / £209 plus VAT for double occupancy including breakfast.  Rates are subject to availability.

To book bedrooms, contact the reservations team on 0844 4156 790 and quote 'AAA070715'. 

 

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Frequently asked questions

Where is the event taking place?

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, 200 Westminster Bridge Rd  London SE1 7UT

When is the event taking place?

Tuesday 7th July 2015

What is the dress code?

Black tie

What are the timings for the evening?

18:00        Drinks Reception

18:30        Awards & Dinner

23:30        Dancing

01:30        Carriages

How do I book tickets for the event? 

Simply click on the 'Book Your place' button on this website and complete the online form.  An invoice can be requested on the online booking form for payment to be via cheque or BACS; there is a credit card payment option which can be selected at the time of booking only.  Please note credit card payments cannot be made if the invoice option is chosen at time of booking.

When will I receive my invitations?

Your invitations will be sent to you apoproximately three weeks before the event

When will I find out if my company has won?

The announcement of the winners will be made at the Awards on 7th July 2015 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.

Who do I notify if one of my guests has special dietary requirements?

Please indicate these on your dietary request form which you will receive via email mid March. All requests must be received by the Park Plaza at least 48 hours prior to the event, otherwise charges will apply and guests’ requirements may not be taken care of. 

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Useful contacts

For general enquiries and tickets:

Angela Hamilton-Jones, Events Co-ordinator

Email: angela.hamilton-jones@travelweekly.co.uk
 

For sponsorship and advertising opportunities:

Mary Rega, Head of Sales

Email: mary.rega@travelweekly.co.uk


 

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