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WINNERS OF TOURISM AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2018 REVEALED

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Date: 12/09/2018

Finalists of Visit Herefordshire and Visit Worcestershire’s Tourism Awards for Excellence 2018 were invited to an exclusive awards ceremony held at The Bank House Hotel, Spa & Golf Club yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 11 September).

Over 100 people from tourism businesses in the two counties arrived at the event, ready to hear the announcement of the Winners, Highly Commended and Commended for each of the 12 categories unveiled for this year’s awards.
 
Earlier this year, Visit Herefordshire and Visit Worcestershire announced the addition of two brand NEW categories for the 2018 awards, allowing businesses to apply for Best Sustainable Business and Best Tourism Pub for the first time.
 
Both Visit Herefordshire and Visit Worcestershire were delighted to welcome Professor Kate Williams, Author, Historian and TV Presenter, to host the event – entertaining guests with her discussion of history, heritage and maximising visitors.
 
The event was opened by Pauline Knott, Director of Sales and Marketing at Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, and attendees also heard from overall sponsors Glide Media and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) before the announcement of the winners.
 
The Herefordshire Winners are:
 
  • Best Conference Venue, sponsored by Worcestershire Business Central The Courtyard
  • Best Drink Producer, sponsored by mfg Solicitors – British Cassis
  • Best Eating Out, sponsored by Worcestershire County Cricket Club ­– Cellar Door
  • Best Festival or Event, sponsored by Arena Entertainments – Hereford Cathedral
  • Best Food Producer, sponsored by Worcestershire Ambassadors – Old Granary Pierogi
  • Best Guest Accommodation, sponsored by Quality in Tourism – Castle Hill House
  • Best Hotel, sponsored by Thomas Carroll – Castle House Hotel
  • Best Self Catering, sponsored by Baldur Digital White Heron Properties
  • Best Sustainable Business, sponsored by Forest Holidays The Riverside Inn
  • Best Touring, Camping and Holiday Park, sponsored by OLPRO – Pearl Lake Leisure Park
  • Best Tourism Pub, sponsored by Celtic Marches – The Crown Inn
  • Best Visitor Attraction, sponsored by Glide Media Westons Cider
 
The Worcestershire Winners are:
 
  • Best Conference Venue, sponsored by Worcestershire Business Central Worcestershire County Cricket Club
  • Best Drink Producer, sponsored by mfg Solicitors –The Hop Shed
  • Best Eating Out, sponsored by Worcestershire County Cricket Club ­– Feli’s
  • Best Festival or Event, sponsored by Arena Entertainments – Broadway Arts Festival
  • Best Food Producer, sponsored by Worcestershire Ambassadors – Croome Cuisine
  • Best Guest Accommodation, sponsored by Quality in Tourism – Sidney House
  • Best Hotel, sponsored by Thomas Carroll – The Abbey Hotel
  • Best Self Catering, sponsored by Baldur Digital Hop Picker’s House at Brook Farm
  • Best Sustainable Business, sponsored by Forest Holidays – Churchfields Saltworks
  • Best Touring, Camping and Holiday Park, sponsored by OLPRO – Hidden Valley Camping
  • Best Tourism Pub, sponsored by Celtic Marches – Queen Elizabeth Inn
  • Best Visitor Attraction, sponsored by Glide Media The Commandery
 
Speaking at the awards last year, Ross Calladine, Head of Business Support at VisitEngland, said:
“The awards are a fantastic showcase of the outstanding range and quality of tourism products and services, and visitor experiences across Herefordshire and Worcestershire -  and I congratulate all of today’s finalists and award-winners.”

Visit Herefordshire and Visit Worcestershire would like to congratulate all Winners, Highly Commended and Commended businesses in the Tourism Awards for Excellence 2018, in what is being regarded as the most competitive year yet.

Winners are provisionally eligible to apply to the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2019 when applications go live later in the year, to find out more information please visit www.visitenglandawards.org.

To view the full list of finalists, including those who won their category or were awarded Highly Commended or Commended, please visit www.visitherefordshire.co.uk/awards and www.visitworcestershire.org/awards.