Obsession Wins Ribble Valley Tourism Award
Tourism Stars Come Out to Celebrate
Tourism stars were out in force for a special celebratory event hosted at Browsholme Hall.
The Ribble Valley Tourism Association organized the awards, which are an opportunity to celebrate the success of local tourism enterprises such as restaurants, hotels and attractions. They also provide the chance to reward the special efforts of individual staff in making visitors and guests welcome into the area.
Anyone could make a nomination, members of the public, a business about another business, a business about themselves, and the panel, including sponsors, considered a large number of submissions.
The awards are not necessarily designed to determine the ‘best of ‘but more to recognize achievement, innovation, good design, creativity and most of all people, both as individuals and as teams, as it is the people that work so hard to make visitors welcome and make tourism in Ribble Valley so special.
RVTA Chairman Amanda Dowson said; ‘The area has a strong and successful tourism industry and there are so many great examples of business entrepreneurialism and creativity. These awards provide a great opportunity to celebrate that success.’
Awards coordinator, Tourism officer Tom Pridmore said ‘this year we had even more nominations, the Ribble Valley Tourism awards are a celebration of just some of the many good things happening in this area.
Northcote are honoured to have been recognised in the Tourism Event of the Year category for our Obsession festival.
List of the winners:
Tourism Event of the Year:
Obsession 2015, based at Northcote
New Enterprise of the Year:
Clerk Laithe Lodge
Robert and Amanda Parker
The Gibbon Bridge Hotel
Patrick Tostevin of Ribchester Museum
Mr Philip Wharton of Stanley House Hotel
Mytton Fold Hotel
Team of the Year:
The Higher Buck
Individual Excellence in Customer Care:
Excellence in Social Media:
Wild Boar Park
Creativity in Food and Hospitality:
The Delicious Deli & Café
Scare Kingdom at Hawkshaw Farm
Fifty One and a Half Boutique B & B
Tourism in the Community:
Longridge Heritage Centre
Tourism for All:
Excellent Visitor Facilities:
Grand Theatre Clitheroe