THE remarkable achievements of Cheshire’s top-performing tourism businesses were celebrated in style at this year’s impressive Visit Chester & Cheshire Annual Awards evening.
The elegant black tie event, held at Chester Racecourse saw BBC Presenter Ranvir Singh announce the winning nominations across 15 greatly contested categories.
Ranvir commented: “Demonstrating true excellence in all areas is essential for a business to keep ahead of the competition. All of tonight’s winners have shown that going the extra mile in their field can spell success.”
ŠThe Visit Chester & Cheshire Annual Awards were launched in 2004 to celebrate the best of the region’s tourism establishments which offer an excellent customer experience and have also demonstrated real creativity and success within their field.
Visit Chester & Cheshire’s Chief Executive Chris Brown added: “This year we received a record number of nominations with standards across the board reaching a particularly high level. Many Cheshire businesses have clearly strived to offer the very best for their customers.
“I’m delighted to see there’s clearly a growing awareness throughout our visitor economy of the importance of quality and innovation to help drive business forward, and that has been reflected by all our winners.”
Some of the winners will automatically qualify for the England’s Northwest Tourism Awards, organised by the NWDA.
Nick Brooks-Sykes, Director of Tourism at the NWDA, said: “Cheshire is developing a reputation as a high quality visitor destination with stunning accommodation, unique attractions and an excellent food and drink offer.”
The awards were organised by Visit Chester & Cheshire, and supported by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), Trinity Mirror, Virgin Trains, Bank of America, DTM Legal, Prodo and the Environment Agency.