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The 2017 “Chair Awards” shortlist is announced

Taking place on 12th September, the AWTE Chair Awards are a celebration of women working in the travel industry.  Limited to three awards, the event is a popular evening that applauds women and their achievements within different sectors of the industry, previous winners have ranged from CEOs to female train drivers. 

The award categories comprise of the Business Impact Award and Company of the Year. Additionally, the Honorary Award celebrates contributions to the AWTE and, by association, contributions made to advance careers of women in travel. 

​The nominations are: –

Business Impact Award

Sophie Griffiths – TTG

Jeannette Linfoot – Saga

Niki Dylworth – Vertical Systems

Amanda Peers – getabed

Catheryn Morrissey – TTNG

Hollie Rae Brader – Travel Weekly

Company of the Year Award

C&M Travel Recruitment


Travel Supermarket


Celebrity Cruises

Harp Wallen Executive Recruitment & Search

AWTE Honorary Award

Kathryn Bullock – Face Marketing

Aphrodite Burton – Sales and Marketing Consultant

Sarah Archer -Beachcomber Tours

Debbee Dale – Debbee Dale Development

Jessica Bain– Latin Routes

Sarah Clayton Turner – Chair of the AWTE said “I am delighted that we received so many nominations this year. The nominees are all powerhouses in their own right and they represent a real cross section of women in the industry. We look forward to raising a glass to their success”.

Gary Lewis, CEO, The Travel Network Group said “this is the first year we have sponsored the AWTE Chair Awards. A large number of our 930-strong membership are entrepreneurial women and as such we champion the careers and achievements of women in travel. Congratulations to all the worthy nominees – we look forward to celebrating with you on the night”

On the evening, a further five women will be inducted on to the AWTE “influential women in travel” list started on the 60th anniversary of the AWTE in 2014. 

This year the AWTE celebrated a new milestone, the 50-year anniversary of the Benevolent Fund. Every year the Benevolent Fund issues two cash donations for £1,000 and £500 respectively to help women grow their business. The worthy winners will also be announced at the Chair Awards.

Congratulations to all our nominees.

Tickets for the event are available now on our events pages – we look forward to seeing you there!