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Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards

More than 60 individuals, initiatives and businesses will compete for top honours at the 13th Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards on 23rd November at Chester Racecourse, after the shortlist has been announced today (11th October).

The awards celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement by local businesses and individuals with the winners of some categories going on to represent Cheshire at the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018.

The nominees represent the great variety of businesses that contribute to Cheshire’s visitor economy which was worth £3.3 billion and employed over 42,000 people in 2016.

Katrina Michel, Chief Executive, Marketing Cheshire said: “The quality and high standard of entries in this year’s awards demonstrates the strength of our visitor economy in Cheshire, which grew by 8.8 per cent in 2016. Tourism is still an underrated sector. It is worth nearly £130 billion which is 2.5 times the automotive sector and is growing faster than digital. Cheshire is home to a growing number of globally recognised tourism brands and a growing group of world class tourism professionals. The award ceremony which will take place at Chester Racecourse on 23 November will celebrate their achievements and hopefully reveal some stars of the future."

This year the event’s sponsors include South and West Cheshire College and Shopper Anonymous.

Tickets for the Awards Ceremony are now on sale.

The evening includes a drinks reception, sumptuous three-course meal and the prestigious awards ceremony, with tickets priced at £65 plus VAT and available by calling Leonie Hallam on 01244 405606.

Sponsoring the awards

The success of the Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards is due to the support of our sponsors who have worked with us over the last ten years to celebrate the success of Cheshire’s visitor economy.

This year is no different and there are a number of sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsorship of the awards is a great way to promote your business to over 300 key decision makers from the tourism industry, raise your brand profile and showcase your product, service or business to businesses across Cheshire.

If you would like to sponsor the awards this year contact Ashley Shacklady on a.shacklady@marketingcheshire.co.uk.

 

The full shortlist for the Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards is as follows:

Access for All Tourism Award:

· Kerridge End Holiday Cottages
· McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks
· Storyhouse
· Just So Festival

Best Tourism Marketing Project of the Year:

· McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks
· Oddfellows
· The Source
· Stage 3 Tour of Britain
· Mid Cheshire Community Rail

Sponsored by:

Boutique Accommodation/Small Hotel of the Year:

· 80 Watergate Street
· Allium by Mark Ellis
· The Royal Oak Kelsall
· The Coach House Inn
· Combermere Abbey Estate

Business Tourism Award:

· Cheshire Country Holidays
· Rookery Hall
· Crewe Hall

Family Friendly Tourism Business of the Year:

· Ring O’ Bells
· Urbano32
· Russian Style Crepe Café
· Norton Priory Museum & Gardens
· The White Horse
· Wild Rumpus

Hotel of the Year:

· Mottram Hall
· Crewe Hall
· The Park Royal
· Carden Park

Sponsored by:

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year:

· Ice Cream Farm
· Storyhouse
· Chester Zoo
· Chester Cathedral
· The Anderton Boat Lift

Sponsored by:

Outstanding Customer Service Award:

· The Royal Oak Kelsall
· Russian Style Crepe Café
· The Chester Grosvenor
· The Park Royal

Sponsored by:

Self Catering Provider and Self Catering Property of the Year:

· Cheshire Country Holidays
· Kerridge End Holiday Cottages
· ChapelChester.com
· Sandstone Trail Cottages
· Yew Tree Farm Holidays
· Park Fields

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year:

· Adlington Hall
· Norton Priory Museum & Gardens
· Freedome
· Backford Belles Ice-cream

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Team of the Year:

· Audlem Lass Boat Service
· Adlington Hall
· Mottram Hall
· Horseradish
· The Chester Grosvenor
· Tatton Park Volunteers
· The Anderton Boat Lift
· Picanha Grill

Tourism Experience or Event of the Year:

· Just So Festival
· Blue Dot / Jodrell Bank
· Chester Zoo
· Big Heritage
· ARK Sculpture Exhibition at Chester Cathedral

Wedding Venue of the Year:

· Mottram Hall
· Chester Racecourse
· Chester Town Hall
· Crewe Hall
· Combermere Abbey
· Tatton Park

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