Annual Awards

Winners Group Shot


The 11th Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards were held on Thursday 26th November at Chester Racecourse.

The awards celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement by local businesses and individuals with many of the winners going on to represent Cheshire at the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016 which will take place during English Tourism Week, 5th – 13th March 2016.

2015 Winners

Heald Country House Boutique Barns

Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year
Winner - Heald Country House Boutique Barns
Presented by Kate Cox, Managing Director, de Winter

Lion Salt Works

Best Newcomer to the Tourism Industry
Winner - Lion Salt Works
Presented by - Ian O’Doherty, Chief Executive, MBNA

Chester Zoo

Best Tourism Marketing Project of the Year
Winner - Islands at Chester Zoo
Presented by - Guy Butler, Chairman, Chester Renaissance

Crewe Hall

Excellence in Business Tourism Award
Winner - Crewe Hall
Presented by - Will Baker, Partner, KPMG

Carden Park Hotel

Large Hotel of the Year
Winner - Carden Park Hotel
Presented by - David Briggs, Lord Lieutenant - Cheshire

Highly Commended – Peckforton Castle

Chester Cathedral

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
Winner - Chester Cathedral
Presented by - Ruth Ashford, Executive Dean Chester Business School, University of Chester

Highly Commended – Chester Zoo

Stockley Farm Park

Outstanding Customer Service Award
Winner - Lesley Tait, Stockley Farm Park
Presented by - Angie Robinson, Chief Executive, Manchester Central

Piste Wine Bar/Restaurant

Restaurant of the Year
Winner - Piste Wine Bar/Restaurant
Presented by - Stephen Wundke, Chief Executive, Taste Cheshire

Heald Country House Boutique Barns

Self-Catering Holiday Provider of the Year
Winner - Heald Country House Boutique Barns
Presented by - Matthew Lanham, Chief Executive, Neuromuscular Centre

The Royal Oak Hotel

Small Hotel of the Year
Winner - The Royal Oak Hotel
Presented by - Jamie Christon, Chief Executive, Chester Zoo

City Sightseeing Chester

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
Winner - City Sightseeing Chester
Presented by - Rita Waters, Chief Executive, CH1 Chester BID Company

The Mere Golf Resort & Spa

Team of the Year
Winner - The Golf Team, The Mere Golf Resort & Spa
Presented by - Clive Sykes, Chairman, Marketing Cheshire

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Tourism Experience or Event of the Year
Winner - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Presented by - Graham Wilson, Managing Director, Success Factory

The Cholmondeley Arms

Tourism Pub of the Year
Winner- The Cholmondeley Arms
Presented by - Jamie Brelsford, Print Manager, Spiral Colour


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 eleven years to celebrate the success of Cheshire’s visitor economy.

This year's sponsors are below. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities available for 2016 please contact Sam Martin, Tel: 01244 405606.

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View 2014 winners.