Christie & Co
Tourism Pub of the Year
Christie & Co has been providing market-leading, innovative advice to clients for over 80 years, particularly to pub owners in the Lake District and wider Cumbria area. We employ the largest 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 pubs, hotels, restaurants and leisure, forecourt, retail, healthcare and medical businesses.
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.
H&H Reeds Printers
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 Penrith and Milnthorpe.
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. Our experience and expertise has assisted many businesses across the depth and breadth of Cumbria, enabling them to realise their creativity and unleash their potential. 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 sponsor the Taste Cumbria category at the Cumbria Tourism Awards
Small Hotel of the Year
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 2018.
Boutique 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.
Carlisle Lake District Airport
Culture & Heritage Experience of the Year
Carlisle Lake District Airport is launching commercial and business passenger flights on 4 June for the first time since 1993, connecting Cumbria and the Lake District with major tourism and business hubs. The airport, which was been owned by Stobart Group since 2009, will have a significant impact on Cumbria’s visitor economy and establish itself a key strategic business asset for the county.
Thomson Hayton Winkley
New Tourism Business of the Year
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, 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 we are delighted to support these awards and everyone involved. From buying and selling properties and businesses, to employment and other disputes (and everything in between) we are happy to help.
Adventure Tourism Experience of the Year
If you’re looking for the ultimate in holiday living, you’ve found it with Lakelovers.
Established in 1977, we pride ourselves on hand-picking individual properties in unique locations in the heart of the Lake District, equipped to the highest standard to suit every taste and pocket.
Our holiday homes match the idyllic Lake District in which they are situated – unique and stunning.
We’re proud to have been letting holiday homes to suit every taste and budget for the past 40 years and we’ve earned a great reputation for it too.
Lake District National Park
Sustainable Tourism Award
The Lake District National Park Authority is very proud to sponsor this award. The vision for the Lake District National Park is to be an inspirational example of sustainable development in action. A place where its prosperous economy, world class visitor experiences and vibrant communities all come together to sustain the spectacular landscape, its wildlife and cultural heritage. Sustainable tourism businesses play a key role in delivering this vision and our sponsorship of this award is to celebrate this important role.
Friendly Food and Drink
Drinks Reception Sponsor
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.
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.
Out of Eden
Self-Catering Holiday Provider of the Year
Intrinsically tied to the heartstrings of Cumbria, Out of Eden is the trade supply company that do things differently. A local, family owned business with vast experience in the hospitality industry, we supply a range of hospitality 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, Out of Eden is certainly not to be missed.
NatWest Commercial Banking
Holiday Park of the Year
NatWest has a vision to be the relationship bank of choice for SMEs and underpinning that vision is our customer promise “by doing business with us, our customers can be confident that they can realise their ambitions.
At NatWest we are best placed to help customers get ahead and we work to our customer’s agenda, we think like a business first and a bank second. NatWest are passionate about serving their customers well and understanding their business needs.
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.
Wedding Venue of the Year
Napthens provides a 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 with particular legal expertise in the industry. The team acts for many leisure sector businesses including hotels, holiday 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.
Colourmedia in an award-winning, results-driven web design, graphic design, branding and online marketing company based near Dalston Carlisle.
With clients throughout the UK, we are very proud to have created an amazing digital marketing agency that can help small businesses, individuals, companies, and public sector organisations take their branding, web presence, print, and online marketing to a different level.
From social media marketing, search engine optimisation, web development, branding, design and print, Colourmedia is one-stop shop for all your business marketing and visual communication requirements.
We are very proud to continue our support for excellence within our region.
Drinks Reception Sponsor
HEINEKEN is the UK’s leading pub, cider and beer Company and the name behind iconic drinks brands such as Birra Moretti, Strongbow, Bulmers, Heineken, Foster’s, Kronenbourg 1664 and Desperados, together with a full range of speciality brands. We employ around 2,000 people across our 7 sites in the UK. We have breweries, cider plants and offices in Edinburgh, Tadcaster, Manchester, London, Hereford and Ledbury.
Live Voice-Over Sponsor
Smooth Radio Lake District, the home of your relaxing music mix. Start the morning from 6am – 10am with John Pye as he eases you into your workday with great music, local News and the low down on everything across The Lakes. Join Tim Littlechild from 4pm – 7pm for the Smooth Drive home and Paul Jordan on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm. We’ve also got the likes Kate Garraway and Myleene Klass keeping you company throughout the week.
The Ilex Brasserie
Set in the opulent surroundings of Holker Hall, The Ilex Bar and Brasserie is an exciting dining experience showcasing the heritage of great British food with a fresh twist.
Lakes Horsebox Bar
A lovingly converted vintage horsebox mobile bar available to hire for weddings, private parties and corporate events. We can travel to wherever you are. Prosecco on tap and much more.
WittWoo Photo is a Cumbrian photography company run by Paul Witterick and his team, providing high-impact striking images to local and national businesses and the country’s newspapers. You’ll also find him documenting local events and weddings or making virtual tours for Google Maps.
Ambience Venue Styling
Ambience Venue Styling is based in Bowness-on-Windermere and works closely with the hospitality industry across Cumbria, offering total venue styling solutions.