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Attraction of the Year

Attraction of the Year

Port Sunlight Museum

Wirral Tourism Awards 2017

Attracting more than 8 million visitors each year, Wirral’s tourism economy is worth over £385m and supports 5,055 full-time equivalent jobs.

Now in their 17th year, the Wirral Tourism Awards recognise and reward the outstanding contributions made by individuals, groups and businesses across the peninsula.

To help recognise and celebrate exceptional quality and service across Wirral's tourism and hospitality industries, we are asking you to tell us why you, your group or organisation should be recognised with a prestigious Wirral Tourism Award in 2017.

The awards will be launched on Wednesday 1st February and will follow this timetable:

Nominations Open: Wednesday 1st February  Nomination form
Nominations Deadline: 6pm, Wednesday 1st March 
Judging shortlist:  Thursday 9th March
Ticket sales:  From Thursday 9th March

The winners will be announced at a glittering gala dinner at the Floral Pavilion on Wednesday 12th April 2017. 

This year’s awards will have the following categories:

• Tourism Star*
• Bar of the Year
• People's Choice*
• Bed & Breakfast of the Year
• Volunteer Team of the Year
• Hotel of the Year
• Taste Wirral
• Attraction of the Year
• Event of the Year
• Independent Business of the Year
• Sustainable Tourism Award
• Hidden Gem*

Two other awards will be made on the night - Young Chef of the Year & Tourism Ambassador - which are being handled and considered through separate processes.

Judging Process

The People’s Choice category will be judged on nominations from the public (including customers and visitors). For all other categories organisations are invited to nominate themselves or their own staff – nominations from customers and third parties will not be considered. Please note this is a change to previous years*

For more information:

Winners and Finalists in 2016

Attraction of the Year – Sponsored by The Wedding Collection
Port Sunlight Museum - Winner
• Shore Cottage Studio
• Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway

Bar of the Year - Sponsored by Woods Squared
• Cabovino wine bar and tapas
• Gallagher’s
• Tanskey’s
The Wro - Winner

Bed & Breakfast of the Year - Sponsored by Wirral Chamber
• The Albion Guest House
Mere Brook House - Winner
• Peel Hey

Event of the Year - Sponsored by Lets Go Publishing
• Birkenhead Park Festival of Transport
Fabulous Frost Fair - Winner
• Wirral Bus and Tram Show

Hotel of the Year - Sponsored by Contessa Hotels
• Grove House
• The RiverHill Hotel
The New Brighton Hotel - Winner

Independent Business of the Year - Sponsored by Mills Media
• Caffe Cream
Shore Cottage Studio - Winner
• Mere Brook House

Outstanding Customer Care - Sponsored by Birkenhead Market

Blackberry Grove - Winner
• Caffe Cream
• Fresh Start Health
• The Wro

Outstanding Young Person - Sponsored by The Contact Company
Charlotte Reed, Benty Farm Tea Room - Winner
• Daniel Rothwell, Port Sunlight Museum
• Jonny Medley, The Wro

Sustainable Tourism Award - Sponsored by Ness Botanic Gardens
• Caffe Cream
• Mere Brook House
Shore Cottage Studio - Winner

Taste Wirral - Sponsored by Wirral Satellite Cars
Caffe Cream - Winner
• Fresh Start Health
• Mere Brook House
• Whitmore and White Foodhall & Wine Merchants

Volunteer Team of the Year - Sponsored by Wirral Council
Floral Ambassadors - Winner
• Heswall Arts Festival
• The New Brighteners
• West Kirby Museum

Each finalist met with an independent category judge, who selected the winner.

Two further awards were presented on the night:

Young Chef of the Year - James Ryan, The Marsh Cat in Parkgate Sponsored by Wirral Metropolitan College

Tourism Ambassador - Promenade Wirral LTD Sponsored by Printfine Ltd

Special thanks go to Mills Media for generously providing and staging and AV support for awards ceremony.

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