Finalists Announced for Marketing Cheshire’s Annual Awards 2019

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Marketing Cheshire’s prestigious Annual Awards, which recognises excellence and outstanding achievement by local businesses and individuals working in Cheshire’s visitor economy, now worth over £3.5 billion. The much-awaited short-list for the awards was announced today (Wednesday 31 July). The winners will be announced at a glittering award ceremony on Thursday 3rd October at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Knutsford. The event last year attracted over 300 guests representing Cheshire’s top attractions, hotels and businesses.


Mark Livesey, Chief Executive, Marketing Cheshire, said: “There are 16 categories in this year’s Award Ceremony, including new awards for Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year and Pub of the Year. As always, competition has been fierce because Cheshire is home to nationally recognised tourist brands and world class tourism professionals. The Annual Award Ceremony is a great way to recognise and celebrate achievements in the Cheshire’s visitor economy.”

Finalists for the Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards 2019 are as follows:

Best Tourism Marketing Project of the Year 
Blakemere Village 
Dunham Massey, National Trust

Business Events Venue of the Year 
Carden Park Hotel 
Cottons Hotel & Spa 
Crewe Hall 
The Mere Golf Resort & Spa

Camping, Glamping, Holiday Park of the Year 
Blakemere Touring Park 
Bradley Hall Rural Escapes 
Fir Trees Caravan & Lodge Park

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award 
Chester Zoo 
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Experience of the Year 
Canal & River Trust, Anderton Boat Lift 
Cheshire Outdoors 
Tours Around Chester

Large Hotel of the Year 
ABode Chester 
Carden Park Hotel 
Crewe Hall 
Manor House Hotel 
The Chester Grosvenor 
The Mere Golf Resort & Spa

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 
Blakemere Village 
Chester Racecourse 
ChesterBoat 
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cheshire Oaks 
Quarry Bank, National Trust 
Storyhouse 
The Ice Cream Farm

New Tourism Business Award 
Cheshire Woodland Weddings 
Tours Around Chester

Pub of the Year 
The Fishpool Inn 
The Pheasant Inn 
The White Horse

Rising Star in the Tourism Industry Award 
Tom Lawton, Interim Head of Golf, The Mere Golf Resort & Spa 
Laura Callaghan, Wedding & Special Events Coordinator, The Park Royal Hotel

Self- Catering Accommodation of the Year 
Chapel Chester 
Chester Townhouse 
The Hollies Forest Lodges

Small Serviced Accommodation of the Year 
32 by The Hollies 
Oddfellows

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 
The Ice Cream Farm 
Cholmondeley Castle Gardens 
Escapism Chester 
Little Moreton Hall, National Trust 
Reclaimed World 
The Forest Distillery 
Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse

Taste of Cheshire Award 
Chefs Table 
Davenports Tea Room 
Hickory's Smokehouse 
Picanha by Fazenda 
Upstairs At The Grill

Team of the Year 
Tatton Park's Business Support Team 
ChesterBoat Crew 
Wild Rumpus Team 
Dunham Massey Staff & Volunteers, Christmas at Dunham Massey 
The Park Royal Hotel - Hotels Sales Team 
Cottons Hotel & Spa Team 
The Mere Golf Resort and Spa - The Greens Team 
Abode – Housekeeping Team 
The Chester Grosvenor Kitchen Team 
The Hollies Farm Shop Team

Wedding Venue of the Year 
Cheshire Woodland Weddings 
Chester Racecourse 
Crewe Hall 
DoubleTree by Hilton Chester 
Larkspur Lodge 
Tatton Park 
The Mere Golf Resort & Spa

This year the event’s sponsors include Quality in Tourism, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Pear Communications, Crofton Print, Sky Adsmart, Hipswing and Digitickets.

Tickets are on sale now and available at HERE.

The sparkling evening, which provides fantastic networking opportunities in a stylish and informal setting, includes a drinks reception, delicious three-course meal as well as the prestigious awards ceremony.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, call Leonie Hallam on 01244 405606.

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