Everards - Winner of Experience of the Year 2022

Leicestershire Promotions Tourism & Hospitality Awards

A list of the winners of the Leicestershire Promotions Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2022 is below.

We offer our warmest congratulations to Imago at Loughborough University, Brook Meadow and National Forest E-Bikes who all picked up prestigious silver awards at the VisitEngland National Awards held in June. Such strong endorsements of businesses operating at the top of their game. We are very proud to have supported them all towards this.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards

A winner was awarded for each category, with the judges also awarding a small number of Highly Commended and commended certificates in a few categories -  

New Tourism Business of the Year

Winner, Wild Minds
Highly Commended, The Red Barn at Goadby Marwood

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism

Winner, National Forest EBike Holidays
Highly Commended, Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel and Wedding Venue             

Rising Star      

Winner Shon Mendonza, Barceloneta 

Special Commendation

Sylvia Wright, Charnwood Borough Council

Best Team      

Winner, The Moira Furnace Museum Trust
Highly Commended, 1573 Bar & Grill
Commended, The Parmar Collection 

Best Marketing Campaign

Winner, Discover Charnwood

Taste of England Award - Best Afternoon Tea    

Winner, Winstanley House

Pub of the Year

Winner, The Stag and Hounds

Taste of England Award - Best Casual Dining Experience

Winner, 1573 Bar & Grill
Commended, The Rutland and Derby

Taste of England Award - Best Fine Dining Experience  

Winner, Restaurant 263    

Business Events Venue of the Year      

Winner, Imago Venues

Camping, Glamping, Holiday Park and Self Catering Accommodation of the Year

Winner, Brook Meadow
Highly Commended, Ettie's Field

Small Serviced Accommodation Provider of the Year    

Winner, Breedon Hall
Highly Commended, Winstanley House             

Large Hotel of the Year

Winner, Novotel Leicester
Highly Commended, The Gresham

Best Free Event of the Year

Winner, Into the Outwoods Sculpture Trail

Best Event / Festival of the Year - with admission charge

Winner, The Victory Show
Highly Commended, Timber Festival 

Experience of the Year

Winner, Everards of Leicestershire Brewery Tours
Highly Commended, Greenwood Days

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year      

Winner, King Richard III Visitor Centre
Highly Commended, Windmill Farm Park
Highly Commended, Escape Coalville
Commended, Stonehurst Farm

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year      

Winner, Bradgate Park

Tourism Superstar

Richard Everard OBE, DL


The 2022 awards were sponsored by Pear Communications.

Here's what Clare Hart of Brook Meadow has to say about being a winner of our local awards and silver winner at the national awards:

"I have really enjoyed entering the awards and found them beneficial on many levels:

1) The process of entering enforces I analyse my business decisions and think forward with future plans. In turn this has helped me market every positive aspect of my business to the customer.

2) The support that follows post awards night has been brilliant, attending invaluable workshops and one to ones with more focused input.

3) The publicity has been great following a win. Notably much better with a win than 2nd place which helps bring out my competitive side.

4) Winning has been personally rewarding, the team and family are proud to be part of an award winning business and team and loyal customers enjoy seeing the success too as it’s affirmation they choose a good place to go.

In business I’m never complacent and have strived for excellence. In the space of 5 years my business has been turned around through much effort and entering competitions has helped drive that change. "

Linda Jee of Horseshoe Cottage Farm, winner of a local award last year and also silver winner at national level says:

"Over the past two decades we have entered various categories from B&B to Customer Service to Sustainable Tourism awards. To date we have been very successful and very grateful to the support from LPL and other previous winners.

The key to winning is believing in your business and answering the questions asked. I have found that by entering the awards I review what we are doing currently, what we shouldn't be doing and what we could do in the future. Businesses evolve over the years as do customers requirements/expectations.

I work with a small team and it could be very easy to get complacent and not progress the business but due to entering the awards every few years, this doesn't happen.

We have never been prouder this year when we were shortlisted for the B&B category for the Visit England National Awards....a trip to Birmingham in our posh togs was fantastic and to be awarded Silver was the icing on the cake! I am delighted to be second best....!"