Travel agents in the Northern region were honoured at last night’s Agent Excellence Awards, held at the De Vere White Hotel in Bolton Wanderers Football Club’s Reebok Stadium.

Keeley Johnson, winner of the Best Manager – Large Agency category said “I had no idea I was going to win but I’m absolutely delighted.”

Winners in full:  

Keeley Johnson Best Manager – Large Agency:

Winner: Keeley Johnson, Branch manager, The Co-operative Travel, Oldham
Highly commended:  Mark Mcloughlin, Manager, Going Places, Blackpool

Andrea PattisonBest Sales Consultant – Large Agency

Winner: Andrea Pattison, Travel consultant, The Co-operative Travel, Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne
Highly commended: Caroline Metcalf, Assistant manager, Hays Travel, Stanley, Co Durham

Jacqueline Ahmed Best Manager – Small Agency

Winner: Jacqueline Ahmed, Manager, Stockton Heath Travel, Stockton Heath, Warrington


Brenda WillsonBest Sales Consultant – Small Agency

Winner:  Brenda Willison, Travel consultant, Bakewell Travel, Bakewell, Derbyshire


David HoyleBest Homeworking Agent

Winner:  David Hoyle, Personal Travel Advisor, Future Travel, Huddersfield,
Highly commended:  Barbara Maddocks, Instant Holidays, Future Travel, Merseyside

Adam StokoeBest Call Centre Sales Consultant

Winner:  Adam Stokoe, Telesales travel consultant, Hays Travel, Sunderland
Highly commended:  Rob Jones, Team leader, First Choice, NSC Manchester

John NixonBest Business Travel Manager

Winner:  Mark Wilson, Branch manager, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Preston


Daniel Lloyd-Cobane Best Business Travel Consultant

Winner:  Daniel Lloyd-Cobane, Senior business travel consultant, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Warrington


Julie MurrayBest Cruise Agency

Winner:  Cumbria Cruises, Barrow in Furness
Highly commended:  St Andrews Cruise Club, Bolton

Sally HislopBest Agency Innovation

Winner:  Destination Anywhere, Heswall, Wirral
Highly commended: The Co-operative Travel, Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne