Winners at the Travel Weekly Southeast Agent Excellence Awards 2007Ten agents proved they are the best in the business last night at Travel Weekly’s inaugural Southeast Agent Excellence Awards.

Part of the Southeast Travel Trade Ball, local agents and tour operators gathered at Copthorne Effingham Park near Gatwick Airport to reward the achievements of the agents over the last year.                                                                                                                              Article continues below…

Collecting her award, Sarah Currie, winner of the Best Manager, Large Agency category, said: “This award is fantastic. The last year has been really hard work, but I have always loved my job and this means it has all been worthwhile.”

Sarah Currie, winner of the best manager - large agency awardBEST MANAGER – LARGE AGENCY

Winner: Sarah Currie
Branch manager, Flight Centre,Queensway, London


Nova Lautman, winner of the best sales consultant - large agency award, was unable to attend the ceremony. Award collected by Dawn NeichoBEST SALES CONSULTANT – LARGE AGENCY

Winner: Nova Lautman,
Sales consultant, First Choice, Barkingside
(Award collected by colleague Dawn Neicho)


Nicholas McKay, winner of the best manager - small agency awardBEST MANAGER – SMALL AGENCY

Winner: Nicholas McKay
Branch director, Travel Designers, Clapham, London


Charlotte Brown, winner of the best sales consultant, small agency awardBEST SALES CONSULTANT – SMALL AGENCY

Winner: Charlotte Brown
Sales consultant (cruise specialist), Ideal Cruising, Camberley, Surrey


Jacques Simon, winner of the best homeworking agent awardBEST HOMEWORKING AGENT

Winner: Jacques Simon
Homeworker, Instant Holidays, London


Kirstin Wainwright, winner of the best call centre sales consultant awardBEST CALL CENTRE SALES CONSULTANT

Winner: Kirstin Wainwright
Sales consultant, Ideal Cruising, Camberley,  Surrey


Helen Standen, winner of the best business travel manager awardBEST BUSINESS TRAVEL MANAGER

Winner: Helen Standen
Branch manager, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Croydon,  London


Valery Savioli won the best business travel consultant awardBEST BUSINESS TRAVEL CONSULTANT

Winner: Valery Savioli
Senior business travel consultant, Carlson Wagonlit Travel,  Mayfair, London


Ideal Cruising won the best cruise agency award and was collected by Tony Youster, managing directorBEST CRUISE AGENCY

Winner: Ideal Cruising
Camberley, Surrey (Award collected by managing director Tony Youster)


Travelux of Tenterdon won the best agency innovation award. It was collected by Sarah VinceBEST AGENCY INNOVATION

Winner: Travelux of Tenterden, Kent
(Award collected by Sarah Vince of Travelux)

Full-size photos of the Travel Weekly Southeast Agent Excellence award winners are available to view at our flickr gallery along with images from the night.