VisitEngland announces finalists of Excellence Awards

VisitEngland, the national tourist board has announced the finalists for the Awards for Excellence 2016, the most prestigious awards in English Tourism. Working in collaboration with destinations and businesses throughout England, the Awards pay tribute to businesses and individuals who champion best practice and exhibit excellence in customer service. The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on Tuesday 8 March at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. With 16 categories ranging from Access for All to Visitor Information Provider of the Year and 2016’s debut Dog Friendly Business of the Year Award, applications were received from a variety of businesses including hotels, B&Bs, glamping operators, restaurants, food and drink producers, pubs, museums, festivals, conference centres and even motorway service areas. “Awards for Excellence finalists exemplify outstanding tourism talent and distinguished businesses throughout England,” said Sally Balcombe, CEO of VisitBritain and VisitEngland. “Our Awards highlight exceptional commitment to quality care, service and English tourism as a whole. The Awards not only honour the great and the good in tourism and hospitality, but raise the profile of England and celebrate the importance of the industry’s contribution to local and national economies.” Judged by industry leaders, all finalists will receive either a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended Award. The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence winners will be announced at an Awards ceremony, which is being held for the very first time this year during English Tourism Week. Quality in Tourism is proud to be a sponsor of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016 Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation category. We would like to congratulate of all the announced finalists but in particular, our members below; Bed & Breakfast/ Guest Accommodation Low Mill Guesthouse Leyburn, North Yorkshire Molland Manor House Sandwich, Kent Pebble House Mevagissey, Cornwall St Cuthbert's House Seahouses, Northumberland Trevose Harbour House St Ives, Cornwall Business Tourism Seaham Hall Hotel & Spa Nr Seaham, County Durham Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa and Country Lodges Colchester, Essex Dog Friendly Business Higher Wiscombe Colyton, Devon Old Swan & Minster Mill Lovell, Oxfordshire Poston Mill Park Peterchurch, Golden Valley, Hertfordshire Holiday Park/ Holiday Village Castlerigg Hall Caravan & Camping Park Keswick, Cumbria Padstow Touring Park Padstow, Cornwall Poston Mill Park Peterchurch, Golden Valley, Hertfordshire Woodovis Park Tavistock, Devon Large Hotel Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa New Forest, Hampshire Self Catering Holiday Provider The Dandelion Hideaway Nuneaton, Leicestershire The Dovecote Barns York Kelfield, York Treworgey Cottages Looe, Cornwall Whalesborough Cottages & Spa Bude Wolds Edge Holiday Lodges Bishop Wilton, York Small Hotel Cross Lane House Minehead, Somerset Hell Bay Hotel Bryher, Isles of Scilly Yorebridge House Bainbridge, North Yorkshire Sustainable Tourism Colton House Nr Rugley, Staffordshire Hoe Grange Holidays Matlock, Derbyshire St Cuthbert's House Seahouses, Northumberland Taste of England Eckington Manor Eckington, Worcestershire Martineau Guest House Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear  
previous next