The winners of the 15th Marketing Cheshire Annual Tourism Awards have been announced at a glittering awards ceremony at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Knutsford, hosted by TV presenter, Lucy Nicholls.
The Awards, attended by 300 guests, recognise excellence and outstanding achievement by local businesses and individuals working in Cheshire’s visitor economy, now worth more than £3.5 billion.Award winners at Marketing Cheshire’s Annual Tourism Awards
The 2019 winners are:
- Small Visitor Attraction of the Year: Little Moreton Hall, National Trust
- Best Tourism Marketing Project of the Year: Dunham Massey, National Trust
- Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year: Blakemere Touring Park
- Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year: The Hollies Forest Lodges
- Small Serviced Accommodation of the Year: Oddfellows, Chester
- Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award: Chester Zoo
- Experience of the Year: Canal & River Trust, Anderton Boat Lift
- Pub of the Year: The Fishpool Inn
- Taste of Cheshire Award: Chef’s Table
- New Tourism Business Award: Tours around Chester
- Rising Star in the Tourism Industry Award: Laura Callaghan, Wedding & Special Events Coordinator, The Park Royal Hotel
- Business Events Venue of the Year: Carden Park Hotel
- Wedding Venue of the Year: Cheshire Woodland Weddings
- Large Visitor Attraction of the Year: Storyhouse
- Large Hotel of the Year: The Mere Golf Resort & Spa
- Team of the Year: Tatton Park’s Business Support Team
- Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award: Storyhouse
- Special Contribution to Tourism Award: Jodrell Bank
- Small Visitor Attraction of the Year: Cholmondeley Castle Gardens
- Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award: Jodrell Bank
- Pub of the Year: The White Horse, Chester Race Course
- Large Visitor Attraction of the Year: Quarry Bank, National Trust
- The Ice Cream Farm
- Team of the Year: ChesterBoat
Mark Livesey, chief executive, Marketing Cheshire, said: “The glittering Annual Tourism Awards Evening is a fantastic way of celebrating all that is best about Cheshire.
The county has a wealth of extraordinary sites, accommodation and attractions and extraordinary individuals and teams that are continually innovating to remain at the ‘top of their game’. It is inspiring to publicly recognise the exceptional contribution that they make to both residents and visitors, from both home and abroad.
A highlight for everyone in Cheshire this year is Jodrell Bank being awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in recognition of its internationally significant heritage, science and cultural impact.
For this astounding achievement, Jodrell Bank also wins this year’s Special Contribution to Tourism.”
This year’s sponsors were Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Sky Adsmart, Pear Communications, Booking.com, Cheshire and Warrington LEP, Digitickets, Crofton Print, Quality in Tourism and Hipswing.