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Finalists revealed for Marketing Cheshire’s Annual Awards

Marketing Cheshire 17/11/2021

The prestigious awards recognise excellence

The finalists for Marketing Cheshire’s Annual Awards have been revealed.

The prestigious awards recognise excellence and outstanding achievement by local businesses and individuals working in Cheshire and Warrington’s visitor economy.

Categories include Pub of the Year, Large Visitor Attraction of the Year, Small Visitor Attraction of the Year and the Unsung Hero Award.

A range of businesses, large and small, are nominated this year including Chester Zoo, Tatton Park and Cheshire Falconry.

The winners in each category will be revealed at the awards ceremony on Thursday, March 24 2022 at Nunsmere Hall.

Many of the winners will go on to represent Cheshire at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2022 and showcase what the county has to offer on a national level.

Nicola Said, commercial director at Marketing Cheshire said: “This is the 16th year of these awards and after last year’s cancellation it’s great to see so many of our businesses get involved and make the shortlist.

“We know how difficult the past 18 months have been for tourism and hospitality businesses and these awards are an opportunity for us to shine a light on the organisations and individuals that make our visitor economy so successful and special.

“This year we have launched a new category – the Resilience and Innovation Award. So many businesses had to look at new ways of making money and serving their guests and this award is our way of celebrating that.

“We are looking forward to crowning our winners next year and seeing them go on to represent Cheshire on a national stage. I’d like to thank everyone for taking the opportunity to enter as well as our sponsors for their support.”

This year’s event is sponsored by Insight6, Hipswing, Pear Communications and Digitickets.

The shortlist in full:

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

  • Guild of Chester Tour Guides
  • McArthurGlen Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
  • Storyhouse 

Best Tourism Marketing Project of the Year

  • Carden Park Hotel
  • Tatton Park 

Camping, Glamping, Holiday Park of the Year

  • Blakemere Touring & Holiday Park
  • Lloyds Meadow Glamping
  • Pitch & Canvas 

Experience of the Year

  • Carden Park
  • National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port 

Large Hotel of the Year

  • Carden Park
  • Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa
  • Hotel Indigo Chester
  • Mottram Hall Champneys
  • Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa
  • The Chester Grosvenor 

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • Anderton Boat Lift
  • Chester Zoo
  • Tatton Park 

New Tourism Business Award

  • Forest Holidays Delamere Forest
  • BeWILDerwood Cheshire
  • Sick To Death

Newcomer Award

  • Artezzan Restaurant and Bar
  • BeWILDerwood Cheshire
  • Kelly-Marie Staunton - Mottram Hall Champneys
  • Sick To Death
  • The Lion at Malpas
  • Townhouse Hotel & Secret Garden 

Pub of the Year

  • The Fishpool Inn
  • The Pheasant Inn
  • The White Horse 

Resilience and Innovation Award

  • BeWILDerwood Cheshire
  • Cheshire Falconry
  • Chester Zoo
  • The Hollies Farm Shop
  • The Ice Cream Farm
  • Tatton Park 

Self- Catering Accommodation of the Year

  • Cheshire Boutique Barns
  • Forest Holidays Delamere Forest
  • Kerridge End Holiday Cottages
  • Sandstone Trail Cottages
  • The Hollies Forest Lodges
  • Yew Tree Farm Holidays 

Small Serviced Accommodation of the Year

  • The Lion at Malpas
  • The Pheasant Inn
  • Townhouse Hotel & Secret Garden 

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • Cheshire Falconry
  • Escapism Chester
  • Sick To Death 

Team of the Year

  • BeWILDerwood Cheshire Management Team
  • Big Heritage CIC
  • Carden Park Hotel –The Spa at Carden Team
  • Cottons Hotel & Spa – The Sales Team
  • Mottram Hall Champneys – Front of House Team
  • Mottram Hall Champneys – Sales and Reservations Team
  • The Hollies Farm Shop – Team Hollies
  • The Mere Golf Resort and Spa Team
  • Townhouse Hotel & Secret Garden Team 

Unsung Hero Award

  • Giorgia Frederico - Mottram Hall Champneys
  • Georgia Stroud – Mottram Hall Champneys
  • Aimee Glennon - The Garden House Marple Charity 

Wedding Venue of the Year

  • Cheshire Woodland Weddings
  • Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel and Spa
  • Mottram Hall Champneys
  • Nunsmere Hall Hotel
  • Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa