VisitEngland Awards 2015 - Silver in 'Sustainable Tourism'
This year, we entered the national VisitEngland Awards in the Sustainable Tourism category - in fear and trembling! This category attracts the very best and most environmentally-aware businesses from across the whole country, and so we knew we were mixing it with the big boys. To be shortlisted nationally was wonderful, but to win the SILVER award was beyond our wildest dreams! We're thrilled.
The judges wrote afterwards, and said: "You were up against some really stiff opposition, so you should be very proud of what you have achieved. It's fully deserved... so impressed by the way the business (and the building) has integrated itself within the community, has become such an asset to it, and provides guests with such a positive experience of it. Well done!"
So that is indeed a wonderful affirmation of our attempts to make our community a better place to live and work, as well as to visit.