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North Devon en­tre­pre­neur Trevor Stan­bury has been awarded the pres­ti­gious ‘Out­stand­ing Con­tri­bu­tion to Tourism’ award at the an­nual Devon Tourism Awards.

Trevor, who is a part­ner and founder of the Milky Way and a di­rec­tor of the North Devon Mar­ket­ing Bureau, ac­cepted the award at a cer­e­mony at the High Bullen Ho­tel.

The awards cel­e­brate the tourist in­dus­try through­out Devon and at­tracted en­tries from over 164 busi­nesses across the re­gion.

Trevor opened The Milky Way, the multi award win­ning ad­ven­ture park, back in 1984.

A long-term sup­porter and cam­paigner for tourism in North Devon, he was the driv­ing force be­hind the for­ma­tion of the North Devon Mar­ket­ing Bureau.


A Devon-based char­ity which has found homes for over 670,000 lay­ing hens has been named the Just­giv­ing Char­ity of the Year. The Bri­tish Hen Wel­fare Trust, based in Rose Ash, was one of three short­listed char­i­ties who re­ceived the most pub­lic nom­i­na­tions, and was crowned the over­all win­ner at an awards cer­e­mony in Lon­don. Jane Howorth, founder of the char­ity, was on hand to col­lect the award, which was pre­sented by Ly­dia Bright, for­merly of than me when our name was read out as win­ner of the Char­ity of the Year award. To be recog­nised by the UK’S big­gest fundrais­ing plat­form, and to have re­ceived so many nom­i­na­tions from the pub­lic, is awe­some in the truest sense of the word.

“Of course, this is all in the name of hen wel­fare. To say we are re-homing 68,000 hens this year alone may sound mon­u­men­tal but, for me, it’s about the in­di­vid­ual hens. That’s 68,000 lives saved, and those girls are go­ing to raise so much aware­ness to im­prove life for all the hens left be­hind.”

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