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A Northumberland bank Bed and Breakfast addled gold in the region’s anniversary tourism awards.
St Cuthbert’s House in Seahouses won Bed and Breakfast of the Year and the Sustainable Tourism Accolade at the North East England Tourism Awards 2015.
A arrant commemoration saw bounded bedfellow houses, pubs and els, as able-bodied as Durham University and Beamish amid the big winners.
“The bounded company abridgement is account an estimated £3.9bn, employing added than 55,000 bodies in North East England, with an added 730 jobs created over the aftermost 12 months,” NewcastleGateshead Initiative arch controlling Sarah Stewart said.
“International events, in accurate Rugby World Cup 2015, accept accustomed a huge addition to the bounded tourism industry this year, not alone in Newcastle as host city, but beyond the accomplished of the North East,
“Such contest present a absurd befalling to contour the across of the regions tourism action from cultural city-breaks to ancestors holidays.
“The arena is home to two World Heritage Sites, world-cl museums and galleries, amazing countryside and affecting coastline, and it’s absurd to see the connected success of bounded businesses who accord skills, ability and outstanding adventures to the industry as a whole.
“Huge congratulations to all of this year’s winners.”
Guests at the commemoration in Newcastle Civic Centre’s Banqueting Hall on Tuesday black enjoyed a adumtion of speakeasy allure and ability with Le Sape Nocturne, a aggregate of eight of the region’s finest musicians, alpha the party.
Later ball came in the anatomy of BBC Radio Newcastle breakfast appearance presenter, Alfie Joey, who hosted the accolade commemoration delivered in affiliation with Northumbrian Water, Newcastle College, Newcastle Civic Centre and R&B Group.
David Hall, arch of Leisure, Strategy and Transformation at Northumbrian Water, said: “The Awards are a absurd befalling for businesses to advertise their artefact and accommodate a focus for advance in affection for visitors to the North East.
“As the advance accomplice in the Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust, tourism is badly important to us and we are captivated that Leaplish Waterside Park has been awarded gold for the Holiday Park / Holiday Village of the Year award.”
Tony Lewin, Prinl of Newcastle College, said: “It is abundant to see such absurd acceptance for our growing tourism industry and all those who ignment adamantine to accomplish the arena such a abundant abode to work, appointment and learn. Many of our acceptance go on to ignment in this area so we are appreciative to be ociated with the awards.”
Organised and delivered on account of the Northern Tourism Alliance by NewcastleGateshead Initiative back 2012, entries to the awards accept added by added than 70% in the aftermost four years, authoritative the 2015 awards the better to date.
Winners at the bounded awards now accept the advenious to advertise their business and the North East on the civic date at the Appointment England Awards for Excellence 2016.
Tourism Pub of the Year: The Bamburgh Castle Inn
Business Tourism Award: Event Durham, Durham University
Holiday Park / Holiday Village of the Year: Leaplish Waterside Park- Northumbrian Water
Visitor Information Provider of the Year: Morpeth Tourist Information & Craft Centre
Access for All Tourism Award: Sage Gateshead & GOTH AND NUFC & Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events
Tourism Event of the Year: Festival of Thrift
Large Company Attraction of the Year: Seven Stories, The Civic Centre for Children’s Books AND Beamish, The Living Museum of the North
Large Hotel of the Year: Rockliffe Hall
Taste of England Award: Martineau Bedfellow House
Self-Catering Provider of the Year: Blacksmith’s Cottage
Small Hotel of the Year: Seaham Hall AND The Morritt Country House Hotel & Spa
Small Company Attraction of the Year: Kielder Observatory
Bed & Breakfast / Bedfellow Accommodation of the Year: St Cuthbert’s House
Sustainable Tourism Award: St Cuthbert’s House
Tourism Experience of the Year: Magna Carta & the alteration Face of Revolt, Durham University
The Bamburgh Castle Inn – GOLD
The Angel of Corbridge – SILVER
The Staith House – BRONZE
The Bridge Tavern – HIGHLY COMMENDED
Event Durham, Durham University – GOLD
NUFC & Sodexo Prestige Venues & Contest – BRONZE
Seaham Hall – BRONZE
Leaplish Waterside Park- Northumbrian Water – GOLD
Doe Park Caravan Site – SILVER
Springhouse Country Park – BRONZE
Morpeth Tourist Information & Craft Centre – GOLD
Durham Pointers – SILVER
North Shields Tourist Information Centre – SILVER
Berwick aloft Tweed Tourist Information Centre – BRONZE
NUFC & Sodexo Prestige Venues & Contest – GOLD
Sage Gateshead & GOTH – GOLD
The Hog’s Arch Inn – SILVER
Calvert Trust Kielder – HIGHLY COMMENDED
Festival of Thrift – GOLD
Magna Carta & the Alteration Face of Revolt, Durham University – SILVER
Funfair, Sage Gateshead – BRONZE
Northumberland County Appearance – HIGHLY COMMENDED
Seven Stories, The Civic Centre for Children’s Books – GOLD
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North – GOLD
National Gl Centre – SILVER
Sage Gateshead – BRONZE
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