Awards 2020 Online

Ribble Valley Stars in Tourism Awards 2020

Like many events over the last year, the Ribble Valley Tourism Awards have had to adapt and do things slightly differently. However, the celebration and enthusiasm for Ribble Valley’s wealth of tourism talent and innovation remains as present as ever, and great joy was had in handing out this year’s awards. This year has brought challenges like no other to our local businesses. Pure resourcefulness, creativity and hard work have seen individuals and teams find ways to meet this year’s challenges head on. I would like to thank everyone for taking part and to Harrison Drury for their generous sponsorship. I would also like to congratulate all the award winners. Looking forward to a collectively bright future in local tourism, this year’s Ribble Valley Tourism Awards recognise all the hard work and high quality across the board, that make Ribble Valley such a special place to live and visit.

Amanda Dowson Chair,

Ribble Valley Tourism Association.



Excellence in Food Tourism:

The Red Pump Inn 

The Red Pump AwardThe Red Pump Inn Logo

New Business:

The White Bull

The White Bull Award 2020The White Bull Logo

Farm Diversification:

Little Oakhurst

Little Oakhurst Award 2020 Little Oakhurst Logo

Creative Business:

Potters Barn

Potters Barn Award 2020 Potters Barn Logo

Ribble Valley Marketing:

Ribble Valley Gin

Ribble Valley Gin Award 2020 Ribble Valley Gin Logo

Innovation in Tourism:

PLM Health & Fitness

PLM Award 2020 PLM Logo

Environmental Excellence:

Hackings Caravan Park

Hackings Holiday Park Award 2020 Hackings Caravan Park Logo

Event of the Year:

Stonyhurst Literature Festival


Rural Tourism:

Gisburn Forest Hub

Gisburn Award 2020Gisburn Logo

Quality Tourism:

Chicken Shed

Chicken Shed Award 2020chicken shed logo

Tourism in the Community:

Lara Hewitt, The Palace Cinema

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Excellence in Customer Service:

Ramune Vorobjova of Bashall Barn

Bashall Barn Award 2020 Bashall Barn Logo

Julie Drinkall of The Red Pump

Red Pump Inn award 2020Red Pump Inn logo

Team Excellence in Customer Service:

Bowland Food Hall

Bowland food hall award 2020 Bowland food hall logo

Artisan at Foxfields

artisan award 2020Artisan logo

Inspirational Manager:

Andrew Thompson from the Waddington Arms

Inspirational manager 2020 Waddington Arms logo

Unsung Hero:

Anona Yates of the Wild Boar Park

unsung hero 2020 award wild boar park logo

Beth Reeve of James’ Places

Unsung Hero award 2020James' Place Logo

Rising Star:

Joe Moggereridge of Stanley House and Spa

Joe Moggeriddge award 2020 Stanley house and spa logo

Max Heywood of Spread Eagle Sawley

Max Rising star 2020 award Spread eagle inn Sawley logo

Team of the Year:

Stonyhurst Enterprises

Srtonyhurst photo     Stonyhurst enterprises logo

Special Members Award:

Marylin Davis, Chestnut Cottage

Special members award 2020Chestnut Cottage Logo

Event Superstar:

Geoff Jackson, Ribble Valley Jazz

Event superstar award 2020 Ribble Valley jazz logo

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Craig Bancroft, Northcote

Lifetime achievement award 2020