Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards 2011-2012 - The Winners Revealed

The winners of the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards 2011/12 were announced at a glittering black-tie event hosted by West End star and Lancashire lass Jodie Prenger at the Paradise Room, Pleasure Beach Resort, Blackpool.

The winners of the Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards 2011/12 were announced at a glittering black-tie event hosted by West End star and Lancashire lass Jodie Prenger at the Paradise Room, Pleasure Beach Resort, Blackpool.

The Awards – Winners, Highly Commended and Finalists 

(not in order of appearance on the night)

 

 

Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year

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The Ashton, Lancaster - winner

Langtrys, Blackpool  – highly commended

Dam Head Barn, Nelson  - finalist

Meadowcroft Barn B&B, Edgworth  - finalist

 

Small Hotel of the Year

Best Western Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho  – winner

The Strand Hotel, Blackpool  – highly commended

Bedford Hotel, Lytham St Annes  - finalist

Briar Dene Hotel, Thornton Cleveleys - finalist

Millstone at Mellor  - finalist

 

Large Hotel of the Year sponsored by University of Central Lancashire

The Midland, Morecambe - winner

Big Blue Hotel, Blackpool  - finalist

Elgin Hotel, Blackpool - finalist

Holiday Inn Preston  - finalist

 

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Old Holly Farm, Garstang   - winner

Burnley Mechanics Theatre - highly commended

Canal Boat Cruises, Hoghton - finalist

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park, Barnoldswick - finalist

 

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year sponsored by Burbage Holiday Group

Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool  - winner

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Nr Ormskirk - highly commended

Pleasure Beach Resort, Blackpool   - finalist

Towneley Hall, Burnley - finalist

 

Self Catering Award sponsored by Links Signs and Graphics

Coast Apartments, Blackpool - winner                               JOINT WINNERS

Martin Lane Farmhouse Holiday Cottages, Burscough - winner

Canal Boat Cruises, Hoghton - highly commended

Bronte School House, Nr Kirkby Lonsdale  - finalist

 

Caravan Holiday Park & Holiday Village Award sponsored by KPMG

Sunset Park, Hambleton  - winner

Claylands Park, Garstang  - highly commended

Bay View Holiday Park, Carnforth  - finalist

Windy Harbour Holiday Park, Poulton-le Fylde  - finalist

 

Business Tourism Award sponsored by Virgin Trains

Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green  - winner

Best Western Premier Leyland Hotel - highly commended

The Midland, Morecambe - finalist

Pleasure Beach Resort, Blackpool  - finalist

 

Best Tourism Event of the Year sponsored by Fat Media

Blackpool Illuminations - winner

Battle of Britain 1940’s Weekend, Lytham - second Place

Clitheroe Food Festival  - third Place

 

Best Visitor Experience of the Year sponsored by Blackpool International Airport

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Nr  Ormskirk - winner

Grand Theatre, Blackpool  - finalist

Treasure Trails Lancashire - finalist

Walkabout Theatre, The Dukes,  Lancaster  - finalist

 

Outstanding Customer Service Award

Michael Gore, Best Western Premier Leyland Hotel       - winner

Jessica Brookes, Best Western Premier Leyland Hotel   - highly commended

Team at Morecambe Visitor Information Centre - finalist

Management Team at Stanley House Hotel   - finalist

 

Taste Lancashire Award

The Redwell Inn, Carnforth - winner

The Midland, Morecambe - finalist

Toast Cafe Bar & Grill, Blackpool  - finalist

The Villa, Clitheroe  - finalist

Ye Old Sparrowhawk, Burnley  - finalist

 

Visitor Information Provider Award

The Visit Garstang Centre - winner

Blackburn Visitor Centre  - finalist

Lancaster Visitor Information Centre - finalist

Discover Pendle Centre - finalist

 

Sustainable Tourism Award sponsored by First Transpennine Express

Best Western Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho  - winner

Blackpool Zoo   - finalist

Caldertop Cottage, Preston - finalist

Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green  - finalist

 

Access for All Award sponsored by Eclipse Developments

Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool  - winner

World Horse Welfare Penny Farm, Nr Blackpool - highly commended

Meadowcroft Barn B&B, Edgworth - finalist

Ribble Steam Railway, Preston  - finalist

Marketing Campaign of the Year sponsored by Workhouse Creative Marketing*

Opening Brockholes, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Preston - winner

Opening Nickelodeon Land, Blackpool  - highly commended

Merlin and the Legend of Arthur marketing, The Dukes, Lancaster  - finalist

Pendle Walking Festival, Pendle Borough Council  - finalist

 

Making a Difference Award*

Victoria Fellowes   -  winner                               JOINT WINNERS

Marketing Manager, WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Bernard Gladstone  - winner

Volunteer Archivist, The Dukes, Lancaster

Brenda Atkinson - highly commended

Volunteer/Preston Guild Co-ordinator Preston City Council

Brian Hall  - highly commended

Volunteer Conservationist, Burnley

 

*These award categories do not progress to national awards

 

Most of the winners will now progress to the national awards, to compete against other destination winners for a VisitEngland Award for Excellence 2012.

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