Charnwood excels in tourism awards

Charnwood businesses, venues and destinations have shined in the prestigious Leicestershire Promotions 2017 Tourism and Hospitality Awards.

The borough picked up a total of 16 awards and while the borough council was pleased to see Queen’s Park commended and the town of Loughborough being highly commended, particular delight was taken by the number of awards received in Charnwood.

Cllr Eric Vardy, the Council’s lead member for tourism strategy, said: “We are obviously pleased Queen’s Park and Loughborough did well but the real success for Charnwood is the number of awards won in the borough.

“It was great to see places like Bradgate Park, cafes, restaurants, food producers and more winning categories or being commended.

“This shows how strong an offer Charnwood has for tourists and it is becoming increasingly important to our local economy and something we should support. Many congratulations to all the businesses which enjoyed success at the tourism awards.

“We now have to continue to build upon that success. The Council is currently looking at how to better market Loughborough and develop the town centre and its award-winning markets. There’s a lot of work to be done and it will take time, but the borough has a positive future.”

The Charnwood winners in the tourism awards were:

Category winners
1. Horseshoe Cottage Farm, Cropston (two categories)
2. The Café Next Door, Woodhouse Eaves
3. Imago – Holywell Park
4. Imago, Loughborough
5. Charnwood Cider
6. Bradgate Park
7. Stonehurst Farm, Mountsorrel
8. Deer Herd at Bradgate Park
9. John’s House, Mountsorrel

Highly Commended
1. The town of Loughborough
2. Bom Bom Patisserie, Loughborough
3. PETER And That’s Enough Loughborough
4. The Café Next Door, Woodhouse Eaves

1. Queen’s Park, Loughborough
2. Knead Good Bread, Woodhouse Eaves