Annual Awards

Winners Group Shot

Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards 2016.

This year marks the twelfth anniversary of our awards which celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement by local businesses and individuals working in Cheshire’s visitor economy which is worth over £2 billion.

The Shortlist

Access for All Tourism Award
• Chester Zoo
• Stockley Farm Park

Bed & Breakfast of the Year
• 80 Watergate Street
• Park Fields Country House

Boutique Accommodation/Small Hotel of the Year
• 80 Watergate Street
• Cheshire Boutique Barns
• Edgar House and Twenty2
• The Royal Oak Hotel & Restaurant

Business Tourism Award
• 1539
• Crewe Hall

Hotel of the Year
• Carden Park Hotel Ltd
• The Chester Grosvenor
• Crewe Hall
• The Mere Golf Resort & Spa
• Oddfellows
• The Park Royal Hotel
• Peckforton Castle

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
• Chester Zoo
• The Ice Cream Farm
• Paradise Island Adventure Golf

Outstanding Customer Service Award
• Luke Hall-Newman, The Royal Oak Hotel & Restaurant
• Kayla Johnston, Chester Cathedral
• Philippa Reed, Adlington Hall and Gardens

Self Catering Provider and Self Catering Property of the Year
• Cheshire Boutique Barns
• Cheshire Country Holidays
• Parkside Barn
• Sandstone Trail Cottages

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
• Adlington Hall and Gardens
• ChesterBoat
• Escapism Chester
• Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

Team of the Year
• Volunteer Team, Chester Zoo
• Revenue Team, Crowne Plaza
• Customer Service Team, Mottram Hall Hotel
• Leisure Team, The Park Royal Hotel
• The Suburbs Bar Team, The Suburbs
• Education Team, Tatton Park

Tourism Experience or Event of the Year
• Bluedot Festival
• Dinosaurs, The Next Adventure!
• Golgatha – A David Mach sculpture
• Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
• Just So Festival
• Roald Dahl’s Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park

Tourism Pub of the Year
• Ring O’ Bells, Christleton
• The White Horse, Chester Racecourse
• The Yew Tree Inn, Bunbury

Wedding Venue of the Year
• Alderley Edge Hotel
• Combermere Abbey
• Crewe Hall
• Tatton Park
• The Mere Golf Resort & Spa
• Nunsmere Hall Hotel
• Wrenbury Hall

The winners will be announced at a black tie awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday 24th November 2016. Join us for the celebrations by booking your tickets now using ticket-booking-form Tickets are £65+VAT and include welcome reception, dinner, awards ceremony and party.

Nominations are still open for Best Tourism Marketing Project of the Year so if you would like to nominate in this category, you have until Friday 30th September 2016 to get your nomination in.

You can download the nomination form below:

Nominations and supporting evidence should be submitted by email to

Benefits to entering the awards include:

  • Get recognition for your hard work, tell potential visitors and the media about your business
  • Develop your business and identify key areas of improvement through feedback from judges
  • Reward the individuals in your business who have helped you achieve success

Top Tips for filling in nomination forms

Sponsoring the awards

The success of the Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards is due to the support of our sponsors who have worked with us over the last ten years to celebrate the success of Cheshire’s visitor economy.

This year is no different and there are a number of sponsorship opportunities available. Sponsorship of the awards is a great way to promote your business to over 300 key decision makers from the tourism industry, raise your brand profile and showcase your product, service or business to businesses across Cheshire.

To find out more about sponsoring please contact Sam Martin, Tel: 01244 405606.

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