Awards Venue – Cartmel Racecourse
Cartmel Racecourse are delighted to be working with Cumbria Tourism for their annual awards ceremony in 2020. It’s always an honour to welcome so many brilliant businesses to our site – it’s a real sign of the summer season being underway.
As a major visitor attraction and sporting venue, we are as keen as any other business to learn about ‘what looks good’ and best practise within our industry so we always look forward to hosting this event.
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Large Hotel of the Year – 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.
Wine Sponsor – EWGA Wines
EWGA Wines was established in 1972 by Gerald and Pamela Moeckell and taken over by their son Adrian in the early 1990’s. Starting as a garage operation servicing hotels and restaurants across Cumbria and Lancashire, the company has grown into an importer with a national reach that now includes the South West of England, Wales, London and the Channel Islands. EWGA has gone from being a small regional wine company to a national wine wholesaler and importer with a team of 40 employees.
The company supplies a range of exclusive wines that are unique to themselves within the UK market and have relationships with suppliers that stretch back 30 years or more. The business model is unique, the supply chain efficient, the portfolio excellent and the team are dedicated to providing an exceptional level of service. The company’s mission is to be the supplier that their customers are proud to buy from and others aspire to trade with.
Small Hotel of the Year – Colliers International
By combining specialist local knowledge with national and international coverage, Colliers International are leading specialists in the sale and valuation of hotels, guest houses, self-catering and licenced property. Colliers International are proud to once again sponsor Small Hotel of the Year 2020.
B&B and Guest House of the Year – 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 – Thomson Hayton Winkley
Thomson Hayton Winkley have been looking after families and businesses in the South Lakes for over 150 years. With an ever-expanding team of lawyers and offices Kendal, Windermere, Grange & Kirkby Lonsdale, together with a dedicated 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 happy to help.
Ethical, Responsible & Sustainable Tourism Award – Stagecoach
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire is the leading bus operator within Cumbria, offering sustainable public transport solutions throughout the county. Our services are an important tool to help lessen congestion and improve the environmental impact on the region, whilst offering a large number of social benefits. As a strategic partner of Cumbria Tourism we are delighted to sponsor the Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award, celebrating those businesses who are taking action to ensure Cumbria can continued to be enjoyed for generations to come.
Taste of Cumbria Award – The Cumberland
Our commercial lending team 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 B&Bs, small hotels, self-catering properties and eateries.
We’re delighted to sponsor the Taste of Cumbria award this year, celebrating the exceptional standard of food service businesses in the region.
Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year – Out of Eden
Intrinsically tied to the heartstrings of Cumbria, Out of Eden is the hospitality supplies company that do things differently. A local, family owned business with vast experience in the hospitality industry, we supply a range of quality products designed to meet the needs of everyone from self-catering cottages and B&B’s, to hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes and cruise-liners.
Renowned for championing our customers, by offering small pack size options, no minimum order amounts and free delivery on all orders over £49, we stock an extensive range of bed linen, bedding, toiletries and bathroom accessories, in addition to bedroom consumables, cleaning equipment, stationary and lots more.
With a huge range of eco-friendly and economical products, including exclusive luxury brands such as Cole & Lewis and our new kitchenware range, cleaning & refreshment packs Out of Eden is certainly not to be missed.
Design Sponsor – Lawson Design
Design with punch and purpose. Planning, creating and developing unique powerful brand identities, striking packaging design, and effect communications materials, for organisations of all sizes, across the country. Boasting more than 30 years of creative industry experience Lawson Design is the trading name of Gary Lawson (previously multi-award-winning G1 Creative® and more recently Creative Director at Colourmedia)
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year – H&H Reeds
With our Printworks in Penrith and Creative Hub in Carlisle, our expert team can cover all aspects of your print and design project. We can provide graphic design services, litho and digital printing, bespoke display and signage as well as vehicle wraps. All of which is combined with a friendly, local service, and maintain high levels of quality to ensure we meet all of our clients standards.
Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year – sponsored by NatWest Commercial Banking
Supporting your business is our pleasure.
The leisure industry is forever changing. So, whether our customers run hotels, holiday parks or any leisure business our team of experienced relationship managers are on hand to help them stay ahead of the latest trends. Because the faster they can move with the times, the better they’ll be able to serve their customers.
For more information, visit natwest.com/business or email Jason Bain at Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award – Sponsored by Carlisle Lake District Airport
Carlisle Lake District Airport is the gateway to the Lake District National Park, the Pennines, South West Scotland and Border regions.
The airport recently launched commercial and business services from Carlisle for the first time in more than 25 years.
Travellers can now look forward to flights connecting Carlisle and the Lake District, which attracts 45 million visitors per year, with the South East of England (London Southend Airport), Northern Ireland (Belfast City Airport) and the Republic of Ireland (Dublin Airport) thanks to Carlisle Lake District Airport’s partnership with Loganair, Scotland’s Airline.