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Leicester College students to learn about Tourism Awards

13 November 2017

29 Tourism and Events students to brush shoulders with the winners at this year’s Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards

Visitor Centre scoops top educational award

10 November 2017

The team at Leicester’s King Richard III Visitor Centre is celebrating a win at the School Travel Awards

Finalist positions for College Court in local and national tourism & hospitality awards

24 October 2017

College Court has been shortlisted in no less than nine categories for awards that recognise leading tourism and hospitality organisations, at both a local and national level

Sponsors sign up for Leicestershire Tourism and Hospitality Awards

12 October 2017

Everards, Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and NVG to sponsor categories at this year’s awards

Finalists announced for Leicestershire Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2017

26 September 2017

77 local businesses, events and towns shortlisted from record number of applications

CONKERS voted Best Family Attraction in Leicestershire

22 June 2017

Wins almost 50 per cent of public vote in Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017

10 Downing Street opens its door for Liz Walton

15 May 2017

Bruntingthorpe Finance Director, Liz Walton, was one of a select group of successful business owners invited to No 10 Downing Street when the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) honoured 1,000 fast-growing small and medium-sized companies who have inspired Britain

New award launched for food and drink producers in Leicestershire

26 April 2017

'Best Local Food and Drink Producer' will be crowned at Leicestershire Promotions 2017 Tourism & Hospitality Awards

Who will be crowned as the best tourism businesses in Leicestershire?

5 April 2017

Categories and awards announced for Leicestershire Promotions 2017 Tourism & Hospitality Awards

Fearless Foxes exhibition shortlisted for award

16 March 2017

The exhibition created by the city council to commemorate Leicester City’s Premier League title success last year has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

The Dandelion Hideaway selected as finalist in VisitEngland’s national Awards for Excellence 2017

14 March 2017

Farmer John & Sharon at The Dandelion Hideaway in Osbaston, Leicestershire have been selected as one of three finalists in the newly created category of Glamping Provider of the Year for VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence, the most prestigious awards in English tourism.

Twycross Zoo CEO named Inspirational Woman of the Year

7 March 2017

The 20th East Midlands Chamber Enterprising Women Awards on Friday 3 March have conferred a special accolade on Dr Sharon Redrobe, CEO of Twycross Zoo, who has been recognised among the most successful business women in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire as she was named the Inspirational Woman of the Year.

Three Swans Hotel in Harborough awarded conference prize

4 January 2017

A hotel in a county town has been named conference centre of the year at the 2017 Les Routiers awards.

University conference service accumulates awards

5 December 2016

College Court and Leicester Conferences, the conference and events portfolio of venues at the University of Leicester, have received more recognition of excellence by winning ‘Hotel of the Year’ and ‘Most Inspiring Manager’ at Leicester and Leicestershire Excellence in Tourism Awards 2016.

Mythe Barn is regional winner in wedding industry awards

2 December 2016

An exclusive wedding venue situated at Mythe Farm near Atherstone, Warwickshire – on the Leicestershire border – has been named as the Best Countryside Venue in the East Midlands regional finals of the Wedding Industry Awards.

Night of winners at Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards

1 December 2016

19 winners including local hotels, festivals and events, visitor attractions, restaurants, B&Bs, pubs, retailers, conference centres and self catering accommodation

Top tourism award for Bosworth Battlefield

1 December 2016

For the second year running, Leicestershire County Council’s Bosworth Battlefield has won a top tourism award.

Marco’s New York Italian Kegworth voted Best Restaurant at company awards

16 November 2016

Marco’s New York Italian restaurant in Kegworth has been named Best Restaurant at the annual Black & White Hospitality awards

College Court’s culinary talents served two national awards

10 November 2016

A chef and sommelier at the University of Leicester have cooked up a treat at national awards ceremony celebrating culinary excellence in the conferencing industry.

Who will be the first tourism superstar for Leicester and Leicestershire

31 October 2016

Leicester and Leicestershire will crown a new Tourism Superstar when the winner of this new category is announced at a major awards ceremony on 30 November 2016.

Share what you love about Harborough High Street to help win an award

24 October 2016

Market Harborough has been entered into a national competition looking for Britain’s best high street. A winning entry would see the town receive thousands of pounds for investment for the town

Finalists announced for Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards 2016

30 September 2016

Tourism businesses from across Leicester and Leicestershire will compete in the finals of the annual Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards 2016 in November.

Share what you love about Harborough High Street to help win an award

22 September 2016

Market Harborough has been entered into a national competition looking for Britain’s best high street. A winning entry would see the town receive thousands of pounds for investment.

Visitor Centre celebrates Sandford Award for Heritage Education

14 September 2016

The new academic year at the King Richard III Visitor Centre has got underway with some great news for the learning team at the award-winning city centre attraction.

College Court wins award at Chamber of Commerce event

5 September 2016

The University of Leicester’s conference and training venue College Court has taken pride of place in a prestigious regional awards dinner. The £17.5million facility has already won a clutch of awards - the latest coming from the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Awards dinner.

New format for Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards 2016

8 August 2016

New categories and awards to reflect the people, places and tastes of the local tourism industry

Launch of family friendly museum award 2016

17 June 2016

The 2016 Family Friendly Museum Award is launched, giving you and your visitors the chance to say why your museum, gallery, heritage site, science centre or historic home gives the warmest welcome to families. The Award is the biggest museum award in the country – and the only one where families pick the winner.

Twycross Zoo CEO wins ‘Director of the Year’ Award

17 June 2016

Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Sharon Redrobe has won the Institute of Directors (IoD) West Midlands Director of the Year Award in the Not For Profit category, in recognition of her leadership of the visitor attraction.

Four national excellence awards for Twycross Zoo

10 June 2016

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire is celebrating after winning four top national zoo awards for its outstanding work and achievements at a special ceremony on Wednesday.

Twycross Zoo CEO shortlisted for ‘Director of the Year’ Award

25 May 2016

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Sharon Redrobe is a finalist in the Institute of Directors (IoD) West Midlands Director of the Year Awards in recognition of her leadership of the visitor attraction.

Bruntingthorpe – Small Business of the Year

5 May 2016

Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and Airfield has scooped a major business award at the first time of entering

335 Entries for inaugural Artisan Cheese Awards 2016

14 April 2016

Best cheeses from the UK and Northern Ireland to be judged on 29 April 2016 in Melton Mowbray

First ever Artisan Cheese awards Launches

7 March 2016

UK Supreme Champion cheesemaker to be crowned at Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton Mowbray from 30 April to 1 May 2016

Wilson Vale chefs celebrate success at College Court

21 December 2015

The Wilson Vale catering team at College Court Conference Centre at the University of Leicester has been named overall winner of the Wilson Vale Achievement Awards 2015. The team of thirteen, led by chef manager, Riccardo Corbinzolu, competed with 85 Wilson Vale catering operations nationwide to receive the award.

Night of Gold winners at Leicester and Leicestershire Excellence in Tourism Awards

6 November 2015

13 Gold award winners including local hotels, festivals, visitor attractions, restaurants, arts centres, B&Bs, pubs, conference centres and self catering accommodation

Finalists to compete for Excellence in Tourism Awards

15 October 2015

Awards ceremony for Leicester and Leicestershire tourism businesses to be held on 5 November 2015 at Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel

Twycross Zoo CEO wins national prestigious award

12 October 2015

Twycross Zoo is pleased to announce that CEO Dr Sharon Redrobe has won the prestigious Vitalise Businesswoman of the Year Award 2015 in recognition of the remarkable difference she is making to animal conservation.

THE DAVID CLARKE RAILWAY TRUST SCOOPS AWARD FOR STATION RESTORATION PROJECT

7 October 2015

The David Clarke Railway Trust team are celebrating after a key restoration project picked up a national award. Biffa Award funded the renovation and interpretation of the station yard at Quorn and Woodhouse station, and has now declared it the top ‘Cultural Facility’ project

Curry Capital team selection

17 August 2015

Compiling the votes for the teams for Curry Capital of Britain, supported by partners Sainsbury's, Amira Rice, Bhai Cider and Kingfisher, has been a huge undertaking this year with thousands and thousands of votes from the beginning of April until the close of voting at midnight on Friday

Curve announced as finalist in the Conference & Incentive Travel Awards 2015

12 August 2015

Leicester’s Curve theatre has been announced as a finalist for the Best UK Conference Venue in the prestigious Conference & Incentive Travel (C&IT) Awards 2015

Looking for the best tourism businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire

29 July 2015

Application process now open for Leicester and Leicestershire Excellence in Tourism Awards 2015

A golden night for Leicester and Leicestershire at national tourism awards

12 May 2015

Hotel Maiyango wins Gold at 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence with Bronze and Highly Commended Awards for The Dandelion Hideaway, The Exchange and National Space Centre

Voters choose Green Plaque winners

12 May 2015

More than 4,500 votes were cast for people and places across Leicestershire to be honoured with a Green Plaque this year