Evesham and Pershore businesses make the grade at county tourism awards - The Evesham Observer

Evesham and Pershore businesses make the grade at county tourism awards

Evesham Editorial 2nd Sep, 2023   0

SEVEN Evesham businesses are among 35 others shortlisted for the annual Worcestershire Tourism Awards.

This years awards – in partnership with VisitEngland Awards of Excellence – saw a record number of entries progress to a judging stage where industry professionals will decide the winners alongside a highly commended category.

The regions nominees include Aztec Adventure for experience of the year, new tourism business of the year and small visitor attraction of the year, and All Things Wild in Honeybourne for large visitor attraction of the year.

Other nominees include The Lygon Arms Hotel in Broadway for business events venue of the year, large hotel of the year and the taste of Worcestershire award, as well as Eckington Manor in Pershore for small serviced accommodation provider of the year.

Two watering holes in the region shortlisted for pub of the year include Stirrups and The Queen Elizabeth Inn in Pershore.

Lastly Broadway Museum and Art Gallery has been nominated for small visitor attraction of the year.

Winners will be announced at the annual black-tie event, hosted at Ombersley Court on March 15, 2024.

The awards celebrate Worcestershire’s tourism sector which includes hotels, attractions, pubs, restaurants, glamping/camping sites, self-catering accommodation and much more.

Councillor Marc Bayliss, cabinet member for economy, infrastructure and skills at Worcestershire County Council, said: “The Tourism Awards is now an established event which rewards and celebrates our business community.

“The shortlisted businesses demonstrate the quality of offering for potential visitors and the national influence that Worcestershire has for the wider visitor economy.

“Congratulations to all shortlisted businesses and I look forward to the event in March 2024.”

All Worcestershire winners will be put forward to the national VisitEngland Awards of Excellence, with the chance of being shortlisted among the best in England.

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