Lancashire Tourism Award winners set to represent county at national awards

WINNERS: The Cartford Inn team at a previous awards ceremony

WINNERS: The Cartford Inn team at a previous awards ceremony

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Four Lancashire Tourism Awards 2015 winners will now represent thc county as finalists in the prestigious Visit England Awards for Excellence.

The national awards will take place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, on March 8.

The Lancashire finalists are Browsholme Hall, Clitheroe (Sustainable Tourism category); The Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston (Tourism Pub category); La Locanda, Gisburn, (Taste of England category); and Morecambe Bay Cycleway, (Tourism Experience category).

Ruth Connor, chief executive of Marketing Lancashire, said: “It’s a proud day for Lancashire tourism as we hear that four of our Lancashire Tourism Award winners will be returning to Winter Gardens Blackpool, this time as finalists in the national Visit England Awards for Excellence.

“Lancashire leads the way with more finalists than any other North West destination, our heartfelt congratulations to each of them and their teams for achieving the highest level of industry recognition, and for continuing to make Lancashire the place where life feels good.”

Working collaboratively with industry, Visit England’s Awards for Excellence inspire and motivate businesses to become outstanding leaders in the industry.

Sally Balcombe, chief exeuctive officer of VisitBritain and Visit England, said: “We received over 400 truly impressive applications this year and there’s absolutely no doubt those shortlisted are a representatives of the best in the industry.”