The best agents and agencies in the UK were honoured at the Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards.


The winners were:


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 sponsored by Icelolly.com


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 sponsored by Oman Ministry of Tourism


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 sponsored by Wendy Wu Tours


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


Headline sponsors of the Agent Achievement Awards were: Affordable Car Hire, All Leisure Group, Norwegian Cruise Line, Sales Assist from Zolv, Trafalgar/Insight Vacations and Travel 2.