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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You to our 2023 Sponsors
Taste of Cumbria 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.
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.
Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year Award – 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.
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.
Small Hotel of the Year Award – 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 50 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.
Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award – 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!
Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park of the Year Award – Burnetts
Burnetts’ cross-discipline Leisure, Tourism and Hospitality Team plays a leading role in the tourism sector, offering specialist legal advice for businesses operating within the leisure and tourism industry.
The team works for a diverse range of leisure, tourism and hospitality clients, including hotels, B&Bs, caravan parks, restaurants, visitor attractions, leisure operators and tourism membership groups and can help with everything from sales, acquisitions, commercial property and planning, to banking, finance, employment and HR advice.
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year – H&H Reeds
We are an integrated service provider focused on driving commercial growth and results for our clients through printed products, bespoke signage, creative web design and digital marketing. Sustainability is at the centre of everything we do and with our roots here in the heart of Cumbria we are delighted to work with tourism partners to help promote this fantastic county.
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.
Makers and Producers Award – Aqua Pura
We’re proud of our Cumbrian heritage and have been bottling water at source in the Eden Valley for 30 years. Filtered through Penrith Sandstone, our water is naturally pure with a consistently clear and refreshing taste. That’s why we’re called Aqua Pura – quite simply, our name means Pure Water.
Pub of the Year Award – Napthens
Napthens is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary law firm with offices across the North-West and a long-standing presence in Cumbria. Led by Head of Cumbria Jamie Allison, we provide a broad range of services to individuals, including residential conveyancing, wills and family law, and also to businesses, including corporate, commercial property and commercial litigation. We have specialisms in agriculture, leisure & tourism and many more. We understand the distinct legal requirements of the Cumbrian community, and are proud to work within it.
Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism – Westmorland & Furness Council
Westmorland and Furness Council is a new Council formed on 1 April 2023, and is committed to working to ensure that Westmorland and Furness is a great place to live, work and thrive.
We are an ambitious Council, and we will place people at the centre of everything we do, creating a diverse visitor offer.
Our natural environment provides opportunities for improvements and ensuring that we protect our natural resources, striving to become carbon net zero and addressing biodiversity loss.
Wine Sponsor – EWGA Wines
EWGA Wines is one of the biggest independent wine wholesalers in the North-West of England. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022, the company continues to grow and innovate thanks to its close relationship with its wine producers, offering the best quality, service and value for money on a range of wines from around the world. They have invested heavily to ensure that the business is as sustainable as possible with an electric van for local deliveries and the sales team now driving electric cars powered from solar panels fitted to the warehouse. The company supplies hotels, restaurants, pubs, wine shops and other wholesalers around the UK with a mission to be the ultimate wine supply partner.
Drinks Reception Sponsor – Booths
Founder Edwin Henry Booth had one simple aim, to sell the best food and drink available, in attractive stores, staffed with first class assistants. Since 1847, we have worked closely with local suppliers from the Northern counties we call home: Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria and Yorkshire – Booths Country.
Drinks Reception Sponsor – Heineken
Photographer – Jenny Woolgar Photography
A professional photographer with over 20 years’ experience behind the lens, Jenny Woolgar has supported the Cumbria Tourism Awards in previous years and is enjoying working on the event again this year. Her recent background is in commercial and portrait photography – interiors, features, food, advertising and social events.
Venue Dressing Sponsor – Mr & Mrs Jones Events
Mr & Mrs Jones Events work closely with the hospitality industry and event organisers across Cumbria and beyond. They offer total venue styling solutions from conception of scheme ideas to design, installation and delivery of your vision. For events, corporate functions, weddings and parties they provide all aspects of venue styling. They are committed to delivering a high quality, professional service to all clients and, as such, are delighted to sponsor these awards recognising excellence in tourism across Cumbria.