VisitEngland 2015 Awards for Excellence winners announced

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VisitEngland 2015 Awards for Excellence winners announced

Related tags: Tourism, Gateshead

Hospitality and tourism businesses were honored at the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence last night (11 May).

The successful companies, including hotels and restaurants, were chosen from 345 entries by a panel of industry experts and presented with their awards at a ceremony at the Sage Gateshead conference venue.

A special award for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism was awarded to ‘the chefs of England’, honouring the positive impact of the growing ‘foodie’ reputation of England on the tourist industry. The award was accepted by Hrishikesh Desai, winner of the BBC two series Chefs on Trial.

VisitEngland Chairman, Lady Cobham CBE, said: “The competition is of an increasingly high standard and so I offer my sincere congratulations to all our winners on this tremendous achievement."

2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence - Gold Winners

Tourism Event of the Year
Bournemouth Air Festival 2014

Self-Catering Holiday Provider of the Year
Bosinver Farm Cottages, St Austell, Cornwall
Visitor Information Provider of the Year
City of London Information Centre, London
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Telford, Shropshire
Small Hotel of the Year
Brockencote Hall Hotel, Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire
Business Tourism Award
Woodland Grange Conference & Meeting Venue, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Taste of England Award
Hotel Maiyango, Leicester, Leicestershire
Holiday Park/Holiday Village of the Year
Poston Mill Park, Hereford, Herefordshire
Tourism Pub of the Year
The Freemasons at Wiswell, Clitheroe, Lancashire
Tourism Experience of the Year
Treetop Trek Ltd, Windermere, Cumbria
Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year
Colton House, Colton, Staffordshire
Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
The World of James Herriot Ltd, Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Large Hotel of the Year
Matfen Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa, Matfen, Newcastle upon Tyne
Sustainable Tourism Award
Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges, Winkleigh, Devon
Access for All Tourism Award
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Tourism Superstar special award
Matthew Henderson from Beamish Museum in County Durham
Outstanding Contribution to Tourism 2015
The Chefs of England

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