Cumbria Tourism Awards – Our 2022 winners
The most recent winners of the Cumbria Tourism Awards were announced in July 2022 at a glittering award ceremony at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal. Due to the pandemic, this was the first time the annual awards had been held since 2019 and 260+ guests came together in an evening of celebration to honour and recognise our high-achieving tourism businesses.
The awards celebrate the very best of Cumbria’s vibrant tourism economy and the winners have shown that they are offering fantastic quality, service and care to our visitors against a backdrop of one of the most challenging periods in the industry’s history.
The majority of winners go forward to represent Cumbria at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in 2023. (Wedding Venue of the Year and the Makers and Producers Award are run at a Cumbria level only).
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The Cumbria Tourism Awards 2022 winners:
Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award Sponsored by Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire
Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year (Sponsored by Out of Eden)
Dufton Barn Holidays
Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year (Sponsored by David Allen)
The Sheila Hensman Unsung Hero Award
Michael Wilson – Guide over Sands Trust
Taste of Cumbria Award (Sponsored by Eden District Council)
The Bernard Gooch Award for Tourism Personality of the Year 2022
The Bernard Gooch Award for Cumbria’s Tourism Personality of the Year was presented to Jim Walker, who has been an enthusiastic champion of the county’s tourism industry in a career spanning more than 40 years. Most recently appointed as President of Cumbria Tourism, he has a breadth of experience in a range of senior public and private sector roles, and is currently Chairman of Eden Tourism Network.
The evening was hosted by broadcaster Dave Guest, one of the most recognisable faces on North West TV screens, having spent almost 40 years with the BBC documenting some of this region’s most memorable moments.
The award winners were presented with a beautiful award, handcrafted by Jo Vincent Glass, and a boxed bottle of Prosecco courtesy of EWGA Wines. All the finalists received a certificate.
Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters who have made the Cumbria Tourism Awards possible this year, including headline sponsor, United Utilities, and category sponsors; Burnetts, Christie & Co, Colliers, David Allen, Dodd & Co, ECO-I North West, Eden District Council, H&H Reeds, Lamont Pridmore, Out of Eden, Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire, Taste Hospitality Recruitment, The Cumberland and Thomson Hayton Winkley. And, thank you to our other supporters; Booths, Castle Green Hotel, EWGA Wines, Jenny Woolgar Photography, Lawson Design and Mr and Mrs Smith.
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Would you like to sponsor the 2023 Awards? Contact the Cumbria Tourism Awards team on: 01539 822222 / firstname.lastname@example.org