Sponsor – Guest Accommodation of the Year
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.
Sponsor – Taste Cumbria Award
Enterprise Answers continues to build on its established track record of assisting businesses across Cumbria with the finance they require to help them develop, expand and grow. To date, over 350 businesses have been supported with finance of nearly £10million.The county has a brilliant food and drink offering to delight both tourists and locals, which we know from having engaged with businesses from this sector. We are proud to be a category sponsor at the Cumbria Tourism Awards.
Sponsor – Tourism Experience
Cumbria Tourism aspires to be excellent in all aspects of our Tourist Board and Destination Management remit. Achieving, maintaining and improving on our ‘excellence ambition’ is not an easy task but one which all staff at CT are totally committed to and determined to progress. We now have membership which represents over 2,400 visitor dependent businesses, in turn these businesses represent over 33,000 people, therefore reaching most people employed in some aspect or other of tourism in Cumbria. In 2014 Cumbria and the Lake District received just over 41.5 million visitors which brought in £2.44 billion to the region’s economy.
Sponsor – Tourism Event of the Year
G1 Colourmedia is once again proud to be supporting these prestigious awards, and to share an event dedicated to recognising quality from across the county. G1 Colourmedia is a multi-award winning design studio now based in the heart of Penrith. Delivering logo and brand design, graphic design for print and website design.
Sponsor – B&B of the Year
Cumberland Business is the commercial banking arm of Cumberland Building Society which provides mortgages, current accounts and banking services to businesses of all sizes throughout Cumbria. We specialise in lending to the Leisure and Hospitality sector and a wide range of businesses in the Tourism industry, including holiday lettings, hotels and guest houses. Our team of managers have many years experience and they provide a professional, friendly and personal service.
Sponsor – Small Hotel of the Year
By combining specialist local knowledge with national coverage, Colliers International are leading specialists in the sale and valuation of hotel guest houses and licenced property. Colliers International are proud to once again sponsor Small Hotel of the Year 2016.
Sponsor of Cumbria Tourism Awards
Produced by Keswick based Spirit of The Lakes Ltd, Bedrock is a pure, exceptionally clean and effortlessly smooth Gin. Since its introduction in 2008 Bedrock has achieved numerous international awards including Gold medals at both the IWSC and Gin Masters tasting awards. Spirit of the Lakes Ltd is proud to sponsor this year’s drinks reception.
Awards Ceremony Venue
The idyllic parkland and facilities at Cartmel Racecourse offers an impressive setting for a diverse range of corporate and social events.
Catering for the Awards Ceremony
Rowley’s Offside provides catering for prestigious, large scale events, using local produce for their dishes and providing excellent service.
Sponsor – Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
H&H Reeds Printers is Cumbria’s largest and best equipped printer with state-of-the-art equipment for digital, litho and large format indoor and outdoor print. 24 hour production ensures fast turnaround all combined with a friendly, local service thanks to locations in Milnthorpe, Penrith and Carlisle.
Out of Eden
Sponsor – Self Catering Holiday of the Year
Out of Eden is a family owned business based in Cumbria with vast experience in the hospitality industry. We offer a range of hospitality products designed to meet the needs of your business whether you are a self-catering business, guesthouse or larger hotel. Offering a range of bed linen, bedding, toiletries and bathroom accessories, in addition to bedroom consumables, cleaning equipment, stationary and lots more.
We offer fast efficient service, free delivery on orders over £49 excl. VAT, and a 30 day money back guarantee. With no minimum order quantity and smaller pack sizes, we really can offer you value for money.
Sponsor – Wedding Venue of the Year
Napthens provides a wide range of legal services to meet the needs of businesses and individuals. From offices in Kendal and Penrith and locations across Lancashire, Napthens works with clients locally, regionally and nationally and has a specialist leisure team of individuals with particular legal expertise in the industry. The team acts for many leisure sector businesses including hotels, caravan parks, pubs and pub chains and restaurants, providing an all-round legal advisory service for those in hospitality and leisure. Services include corporate, commercial, property, employment & HR, licensing, debt recovery, trademarks and litigation.
NatWest Commercial Banking
Sponsor – Holiday Park of the Year
NatWest have a vision to be the relationship bank of choice for SMEs and underpinning that vision is our customer promise which says that “by doing business with us our customers can be confident that they can realise their ambitions”.
We are confident that we are very well placed to help customers get ahead and we work to our customer’s agendas, thinking like a business first and a bank second. NatWest are passionate about serving their customers well and understanding their business needs. Allowing them to help realise their ambitions.
Sponsor – Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
Burnetts’ cross-discipline Tourism and Leisure team works with a diverse range of clients in the sector including hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, bars and visitor attractions. The team’s experience ensures that, whether clients are buying / selling a business, managing HR issues or trying to resolve a dispute, specialist expertise is available locally.
Sponsor – Large Hotel of the Year
Armstrong Watson has been advising and supporting clients in its heartland of Cumbria since 1867. With offices in some of the major tourism locations in the UK, the firm is a trusted adviser to hospitality businesses of all sizes, helping to boost business results, performance and profitability, and is delighted to be sponsoring the Large Hotel of the Year Award this year.
University of Cumbria
Sponsor – Sustainable Tourism Award
The University of Cumbria was launched in 2007 and is a multi-campus institution based in the North West of England. The university has over 9,000 students, full and part-time, based on its campuses in Carlisle, Lancaster, Ambleside and London, following a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Our reputation is strong both nationally and internationally, with students attending from all parts of the UK, other countries in the European Union and from many other parts of the world.
Sponsor of Cumbria Tourism Awards
Dependable portable toilet company that aims to provide the highest standards in cleanliness within all portable toilets it supplies. Customer satisfaction is their number one priority.