Cumbria Tourism Awards - Our Sponsors

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Cumbria Tourism Awards: Our Sponsors

The continuing success of the Cumbria Tourism Awards is due to the support of our sponsors. The competition and event is financed through the generosity of both sponsors and ticket sales. It is thanks to you that we can celebrate Cumbria’s achievements in tourism and go on to compete successfully in the national tourism awards.

To find out more about sponsoring a category in the 2023 Cumbria Tourism Awards, contact Paula Scott on 07585 665636 or email

Thank You to our 2023 Sponsors

Lamont Pridmore

B&B and Guest House of the Year Award – Lamont Pridmore

At Lamont Pridmore, adding value to both you and your business is integral to everything we do. Our warm, friendly and approachable service is provided by specialist staff with strong tourism and hospitality experience who operate in the world of business first and foremost. Our business expertise and pro-active, innovative approach has created a comprehensive range of valuable services to meet your financial needs. At the heart of these services is the desire to help you keep your tax liabilities to a minimum, improve your profits, increase the value of your business and invest your wealth wisely. We start where many firms finish.

Thomson Hayton & Winkley

New Tourism Business Award – Thomson Hayton Winkley

Thomson Hayton Winkley have been looking after families and businesses in the South Lakes area for over 150 years.  With dedicated team of lawyers, and offices Kendal, Windermere, Kirkby Lonsdale and Grange, together with a specialist rural law team at J36 Rural Auction Centre, we are well placed to provide expertise and advice for whole range of legal issues and problems.

Acting for tourism, leisure and rural clients has always been a strong part of what we do, and as a Cumbria Tourism Strategic Partner, we are delighted to support these awards and everyone involved. Whatever your legal need, we are here to help. Rural Business Award winner.

The Cumberland

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year – The Cumberland

We have a dedicated team of experts who specialise in mortgages for hospitality businesses, and we’re proud to have helped our customers set up and grow some of Cumbria’s best loved self-catering properties, hotels, B&Bs and guest houses.

We’re delighted to sponsor the Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year award category this year, celebrating the businesses who provide an exceptional standard of accommodation and service for their guests.

Christie & Co

Large Hotel of the Year Award – Christie & Co

Christie & Co have been providing market-leading, innovative advice to clients for over 80 years, particularly to hospitality operators in the Lake District and wider Cumbria area. We employ an experienced team of sector specialists, chartered surveyors, brokers and consultants in the UK to support owners, operators, investors and backers to make informed decisions with confidence. We work closely with our clients to accurately value, guide and conclude transactions of any size, covering the entire hospitality sector.

Colliers - Cumbria Tourism Award Sponsor

Small Hotel of the Year – Colliers 

By combining specialist local knowledge with national and international coverage, Colliers are leading specialists in the sale and valuation of hotels, guest houses, self-catering and licenced property.

Since the beginning of 2021 Colliers have sold 47 Cumbrian hotels and hospitality businesses to a diverse range of domestic and overseas buyers

Colliers are proud to once again sponsor Small Hotel of the Year.

Lawson Design

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year – Dodd & Co

Dodd & Co Chartered Accountants have a specialist team dedicated to the tourism industry. Our tourism team has considerable experience of the wide range of issues facing this very competitive sector.  As a result, we offer a personalised, innovative and flexible service, tailored to meet the individual needs of each business, giving you more time to focus on what you do best!


Lawson Design

Design Sponsor – Lawson Design

Lawson® Design is the trade name of Gary Lawson. An award-winning creative based in the Eden Valley. With a career spanning (over) 35 years, Gary has played a pivotal role as creative lead in many organizations across a wide range of sectors throughout the UK. Gary’s services include; pre-project sounding board, design brief development, strategy, concept formulation; to deliver the final solution.

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