Scary witch or jovial toastmaster - vote for your Lancashire tourist favourite

A professional witch, a toastmaster and a radio DJ are just some of the people shortlisted for the Lancashire Tourism Superstar Award.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 13th October 2014, 4:06 pm
Finalists: Roger Carter, Simon Entwistle, John Gilmore, Joanne Halliwell, Ray Morgan and Sue Copp
Finalists: Roger Carter, Simon Entwistle, John Gilmore, Joanne Halliwell, Ray Morgan and Sue Copp

Marketing Lancashire have teamed up with us, and the vote has been thrown open to the public.

The winner will be announced in a special ceremony at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom on November 6.

Ruth Connor, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire said: “The standard of nominations was extremely high and they are all fantastic ambassadors for the county.

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“This award really celebrates the people who on a daily basis make a significant impact on the visitor experience in Lancashire.

“It now comes down to a public vote and we urge the public to get behind the finalists and vote for their winner.

“We wish all the finalists the best of luck and look forward to naming our Tourism Superstar at the Lancashire Tourism Awards.”

Among those nominated is Joanne Halliwell, the resident witch at Salmesbury Hall.

Former checkout assistant Joanne entertains visitors in her role as a scary witch.

BBC Radio Lancashire DJ John ‘Gilly’ Gillmore received his nomination for his 28 years of entertaining the people of Lancashire.

Preston Marriott Hotel’s toastmaster Ray Morgan has the power to make any event special with his toasts, while Sandcastle Waterpark’s Sue Copp works hard to make holidays special, along with mascot Bling the Monkey.

Ray Carter has been nominated for his 30 years of work with the Bay Tourism Association while independent tour guide Simon Entwistle has been nominated in recognition of his brilliantly atmospheric tours.

To select your favourite, go to to register your vote before Monday, October 20.