Awards Venue – Castle Green Hotel
Castle Green Hotel are delighted to be hosts and sponsors of this years’ Cumbria Tourism Awards. It’s always a privilege to host such an occasion at our venue, celebrating the brilliance of the diverse businesses in our county.
As one of the larger Hotels in Cumbria, Castle Green Hotel – managed by Legacy Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning venue complete with 99 bedrooms, 2 generous and versatile function spaces accommodating 25-250 guests, conference and training centre, outdoor team building site, restaurant, on-site pub and health and fitness club with spa facilities. Our experienced team are always on hand to help plan any occasion at our venue, and are extremely proud to host one of Cumbria’s most prestigious events once again.
Small Hotel of the Year – Colliers
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.
In the last 5 years Colliers have sold 80 hotels and related hospitality businesses (22 in 2021 alone) in Cumbria alone, with an aggregate value of over £110,000,000.
Colliers are proud to once again sponsor Small Hotel of the Year 2022.
Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year – Out of Eden
Located in the beautiful market town of Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria’s Eden Valley, we have grown sustainably into a leading independent supplier to the hospitality industry. We offer over 3,000 quality products designed to meet the needs of everyone from self-catering cottages and B&Bs to hotels and restaurants.
Renowned for championing our customers, by offering convenient pack sizes, no minimum order quantities, and free delivery on all orders over £49 (ex VAT), we stock an extensive range of bed linen, bedding, toiletries and cleaning equipment, in addition to kitchenware, stationery and lots more.
With a huge range of eco-friendly, cost and time saving products, including exclusive brands such as Cole & Lewis, Bright Earth and Janstar, Out of Eden is certainly not to be missed.
Large Visitor Attraction of the Year – H&H Reeds Printworks
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.
Experience of the Year – Burnetts
Burnetts Solicitors is one of the biggest law firms in Northern England, and is nationally recognised and accredited for the specialist legal advice it provides.
Burnetts’ specialist leisure, tourism and hospitality lawyers play a leading role in the sector with grounded, expert and specialist legal advice. The team work for a vast and diverse range of leisure and tourism clients, including hotels, restaurants, visitor attractions, leisure operators, B&Bs and tourism membership groups. The team focuses on the sale and acquisition of numerous hotels, caravan parks and leisure businesses throughout the Lake District, Cumbria and beyond.
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.
Taste Cumbria Award – Eden District Council
Eden District Council has launched a new economic development programme “Inspiring Eden” designed to harness the energy and diversity of the area’s economy. To drive forward this work programme; which will reach out to all business sectors in the area; “ Inspiring Eden “ will be delivered via 14 different work streams, enabling it to work alongside a wide range of business sectors ranging from the knowledge economy through to agriculture and the visitor economy. This includes an investment of £780,000 from the Council to provide seed funding to lever in further investment from local and strategic partners including Government support via the Levelling Up and Shared Prosperity Funds.
Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park of the Year – David Allen
David Allen provides a full range of comprehensive services including accountancy, tax advice, payroll, debt recovery, investments and pensions, as well as IT support, all under one roof, meaning their approach is seamless.
Client service is at the heart of everything they do, and their team of over 140 highly experienced and qualified experts based throughout Cumbria all pride themselves in taking a genuine interest in your business and personal goals to help you drive your business forward.
Eco-I North West
Right across the tourism and hospitality industry, businesses are being urged to make the most of groundbreaking support to all those determined to protect the environment they love – and help with Cumbria’s ambitious carbon-zero goal.
University of Cumbria-backed Eco-I North West provides SMEs across the county with unique opportunities to reduce carbon emissions thanks to expert support from skilled academics and ambitious researches. Our dedicated and passionate team want to help you. It’s fantastic and free!
Wedding Venue 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!
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 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.
Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism – Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
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.
Inclusive and Accessible Tourism 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 hotels, B&Bs, guest houses and self-catering properties.
We’re delighted to sponsor the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award this year, celebrating the businesses who do it best when it comes to providing an accessible and inclusive experience for their customers.
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.
Jenny Woolgar – Photographer
A professional photographer with over 20 years’ experience behind the lens, Jenny Woolgar has sup
ported the Cumbria Tourism Awards in previous years and looks forward to working on the event again in 2022. Her recent background is in commercial and portrait photography – interiors, features, food, advertising and social events.
is one of the biggest wine wholesalers in the North-West 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. We supply hotels, restaurants, pubs, wine shops and other wholesalers around the UK. Our mission is to be the ultimate wine supply partner.
Drinks Reception Sponsor – Booths
Pub of the Year – Taste Hospitality Recruitment
Taste Hospitality Recruitment specialises in the permanent recruitment of hospitality professionals across the UK. The core principles of the company are to offer a personal, honest and efficient service based on 100% trust.
We are the proud winners of ‘Most Trusted Recruitment Agency UK’ and ‘Best Independent Hospitality Recruitment Agency UK’ and we have flourished based on doing things correctly and with integrity. We are now over 14 years old and we hope you will join us on our journey.