Awards 2017

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Each year, the Ribble Valley Tourism Association celebrates local tourism talent, innovation and success of enterprises such as restaurants, hotels and attractions.

This year, the Ribble Valley Tourism Stars were out in force for a special celebratory evening hosted at Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Chipping.

The awards are unique in that anyone may make nominations, and this year businesses nominated themselves, their staff, and indeed, each other. They are not necessarily designed to determine the ‘best of’ but more to recognise achievement, innovation, quality design and most of all: people.

This year, the awards were presented by Edwin Booth,  Chairman of Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Chairman of FH Booths and Co Ltd who praised the achievements of the award winners.

The winners of these prestigious awards are as below:

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Transformational Tourism: Holmes Mill

 

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Creative Tourism: Latitude

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Family Friendly Tourism: Mrs Dowson’s Farm Park

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Creative Marketing: John Flanagan, Jazz & Blues

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Quality Tourism: Millstone, Mellor

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Creativity in Food and Hospitality: Gibbon Bridge Hotel

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Team Excellence in Customer Service: The Aspinall Arms

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Team Excellence and Innovation: The Spread Eagle, Sawley

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Team Spirit: Dream Weddings, James’ Places

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New Event of the Year: Create Longridge

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Event of the Year: Ribfest Music Festival

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Website of the Year: Browsholme Hall

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Unsung Heroes:

David Bamber, Stanley House

David Piff, Mitton Hall

Nick Bristow, Eaves Hall

Robert Lowe, Gibbon Bridge Hotel

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Excellence in Customer Service:

Catherine Turner, Browsholme Hall

Nina Rubin, Mitton Hall

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Tourism Heroes: Mike & Paula Fairburn, Bowland Cottage

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