Cumbria Tourism Awards - Our Sponsors

Cumbria Tourism Awards: Our Sponsors

The Cumbria Tourism Awards 2024 - in association with Electricity Northwest

The success of the Cumbria Tourism Awards, now in their 21st year, is due to the support of our sponsors.  The competition and event is financed through the generosity of our sponsors. It is thanks to them that we can celebrate Cumbria’s achievements.

To find out more about sponsoring a category download our sponsorship package or contact Paula Scott on 07585 665636 or

Thank You to our 2024 Sponsors

Electricity North West - Cumbria Tourism

Electricity North West – Headline Sponsor

Electricity North West are one of 14 distribution network operators in the UK regulated by Ofgem.

We are responsible for maintaining and upgrading 13,000 km of overhead power lines, more than 44,000 km of underground electricity cables and much more. This covers the diverse communities between the beautiful Lake District landscapes to the bustling city of Manchester and all the wonderful towns and villages located in-between. 

Our network is one of the most reliable in the country and we are investing £1.7bn between 2023-28 to ensure we continue to deliver an excellent, safe and affordable service to all our customers.

Lamont Pridmore - Cumbria Tourism Award Sponsor

Taste of Cumbria – Fine Dining 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.

Logo for The White Horse Inn King's Meaburn

Taste of Cumbria – Casual Dining Award – The White Horse Inn King’s Meaburn

The White Horse Inn King’s Meaburn is a small village pub serving a locally sourced, seasonal and daily changing menu, created by Tom, a Cordon Bleu chef, with over 10 years experience cooking at the highest level. The fantastic food offer is complimented by a range of locally brewed beer, natural wines, and classic cocktails. Join us in our beautiful beer garden or stay a while longer in one of our en-suite bedrooms. The White Horse Inn looks forward to welcoming you, your family, friends and dogs!

Thomson Hayton & Winkley - Cumbria Tourism Award Sponsor

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 and Kirkby Lonsdale, 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 - Cumbria Tourism Award Sponsor

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.

Christie & Co - Cumbria Tourism Award Sponsor

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 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.

Dodd & Co Chartered Accountants - Cumbria Tourism Award Sponsor

B&B & Guest House 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!

Burnetts - Cumbria Tourism Award Sponsor

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.

H & H Reeds - Cumbria Tourism Award Sponsor

Experience 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.

Westmorland & Furness Council - Cumbria Tourism

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism – Westmorland & Furness Council

We are an ambitious Council, and we will place people at the centre of everything we do, creating a diverse visitor offer. We are ambitious for our communities and will work to enable all our villages and towns to thrive.

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.

Most importantly we are committed to working to ensure that Westmorland and Furness is a great place to live, work and thrive.

H&H Insurance Brokers - Cumbria Tourism

Wedding Venue of the Year – H&H Insurance Brokers

We are honoured to be the exclusive sponsor of the Wedding Venue of the Year award, a celebration of excellence in creating timeless moments. As Cumbria’s largest insurance broker, we understand the importance of safeguarding cherished memories. We are also a Strategic Partner with Cumbria Tourism, our commitment to supporting exceptional venues aligns seamlessly with our dedication to protecting what matters most. This sponsorship exemplifies our shared values of quality, passion, and creating unforgettable experiences for all. Together, we look forward to spotlighting the best in the industry at this prestigious awards ceremony.

Napthens - Cumbria Tourism

Pub of the Year – 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.

Cumberland Council - Cumbria Tourism

Accessible & Inclusive Tourism  – Cumberland Council

Cumberland Council is a unitary council in Cumbria. On 1 April 2023 we took over the responsibility for all council services previously provided by Allerdale Borough Council, Carlisle City Council, Copeland Borough Council and Cumbria County Council. We want to put health and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. Find out about our vision and values at

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram for updates on our services.

Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park  Cumbria Tourism

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year – LDNP Authority & YDNP Authority

The Lake District National Park Authority has the responsibility for protecting and enhancing the Lake District and for ensuring that it’s a place that everyone can enjoy on their own terms.  We’re proud to sponsor the Small Visitor Attraction award and appreciate the warm welcome these businesses offer visitors across the National Park.

One of two National Park’s in Cumbria, the Dales has many moods; it can be wild and windswept or quietly tranquil with valleys full of hay meadows, dry stone walls and barns. Spectacular waterfalls and ancient woodlands contrast with the scattered remains of rural industries. Together, nature and people created a special landscape of immense beauty and character and one of the most picturesque places in the country.

Lawson Design - Cumbria Tourism Award Sponsor

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.

Wine sponsor:

EWGA Wines logo

Elevate your wine selection with EWGA Wines, an experienced wine importer since 1972.  With an extensive portfolio of wines from around the world, the team will help you enhance your wine offerings and boost your sales. Their mission is to be the ultimate wine supply partner and to achieve this, they go beyond distribution and offer a comprehensive wine management service which includes sales analysis, marketing support, staff training, and more.  Experience unparalleled service and elevate your wine game with EWGA Wines today.

Get In Touch

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