Beechen­hill Farm wins top gong at Tourism Awards

Leek Post & Times - - NEWS -

A NUM­BER of dif­fer­ent at­trac­tions picked up a host of awards at the 2018 En­joy Stafford­shire Tourism Awards.

The win­ners of 13 cat­e­gories were an­nounced by the host, BBC Mid­lands To­day news­reader Joanne Malin, be­fore an au­di­ence of more than 100 guests at the Na­tional Ar­bore­tum.

Beechen­hill Farm in Ilam won the Sus­tain­able Tourism Award.

Sarah Mont­gomery, chair­woman of En­joy Stafford­shire and manag­ing di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Me­mo­rial Ar­bore­tum, said: “Well done to all our win­ners, and thank you to ev­ery­one who en­tered this year’s awards for your un­wa­ver­ing com­mit­ment to pro­vid­ing the best pos­si­ble ex­pe­ri­ence for visi­tors to Stafford­shire.

“Tourism con­tin­ues to be a ma­jor part of the county’s eco­nomic land­scape, em­ploy­ing just un­der

32,000 jobs and gen­er­at­ing £1.8bil­lion a year for the lo­cal econ­omy.

“With­out the ded­i­ca­tion and hard work of our tourism busi­nesses this would not be pos­si­ble, so it was a plea­sure to cel­e­brate and re­ward your suc­cess once again.”

The Just So Fes­ti­val, held at the Rode Hall Es­tate on the Stafford­shire bor­der, won bronze in the Sus­tain­able Tourism Award and in the best tourism ex­pe­ri­ence of the year.

In the Hol­i­day Park/ Glamp­ing Vil­lage of the Year, Quarry Walk Park in Free­hay also took bronze.

Ball­fields Barn, Bradnop, won sil­ver in the Self-cater­ing Hol­i­day Prop­erty of the Year sec­tion while Beechen­hill Farm picked up a sec­ond award of the night when they claimed sil­ver in the Self­ca­ter­ing Hol­i­day Provider of the Year cat­e­gory.

Al­ton Tow­ers Re­sort Ho­tels was third in Ho­tel of the

Year and in the Enterprise Part­ner­ship award.

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