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York businesses shine at White Rose Awards
YORK tourism business were the stars of Yorkshire at the White Rose Tourism Awards last night.
From 89 shortlisted business, Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa, York won the award for Large Hotel, the York Maze team won Best Customer Service, York Marriott Hotel won the award for business tourism and the Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial won the tourism event category.
About 1,000 people attended the event alongside star guests including Olympic gold medal winners Nicola Adams, Andy Triggs-Hodge and Hannah Cockroft, stars from TV’s Emmerdale and singer/songwriter Alistair Griffin.
Independent chair of judges, Prof Colin Mellors of the University of York, said: “The winners should be commended and rightly so as each and every one deserved their award as they continue to raise the bar across the county – and the nation.”
Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, added: “This was another exciting night in the history of Yorkshire tourism. Every winner should be congratulated and these awards give us all the chance to celebrate the creativity, hard work and success of so many tourism businesses.
“Having seen the standard of businesses shortlisted, it seems clear to us that Yorkshire leads where others follow. During the last three years we have seen Yorkshire not only compete on the world stage, but be at the centre of it. And it’s incredible businesses like these which make that possible – that’s why the White Rose Awards plays such a vital role in recognising and celebrating their work.”
Winner: The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa
Highly Commended: The Cliffemount Hotel, Runswick Bay
Bed & Breakfast
Winner: The Wold Cottage, Driffield
Large Visitor Attraction
Winner: Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
Small Visitor Attraction
Winner: Captain Cook Memorial Museum
Winner: Samuel’s at Swinton Park
Highly Commended: Salvo’s, Leeds
Winner: Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa, York
Taste of Yorkshire
Winner: Drewton’s South Cave, East Yorkshire
Highly Commended: The Cooking School at Dean Clough, Halifax
Winner: The Star at Harome
Highly Commended: The Star@Sancton
Winner: High Barn Cottages, Bridlington
Caravan & Camping
Winner: Jollydays Luxury Camping
Outstanding Customer Service
Winner: The York Maze Team
Highly Commended: Shirley Fletcher, of Hilton York and Les Clarke of Pickering & Malton Tourist Information Centres
Arts & Culture
Winner: The Hepworth Wakefield
Highly Commended: Northern Ballet
Winner: Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial, York
Winner: York Marriott
Highly Commended: The Spa Bridlington
Winner: Wakefield Tourist Information Centre
Highly Commended: The Moors National Park Centre, Danby Tourist Information Centre
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