Events Holiday Cottages

Marketing Cheshire Awards 2015

Marketing Cheshire Awards 2015

At a glamorous awards ceremony held at Chester Racecourse on Thursday 26th November the winners of the 11th Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards were announced from across Cheshire…

Guests of Marketing Cheshire enjoyed an evening of celebration in the Racecourse Pavilion stand which started with a champagne drinks reception, followed by the awards dinner and ceremony hosted by Jim Hancock, former Political Editor of Granada TV and BBC North West.

The awards celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement by local businesses and individuals with many of the winners going on to represent Cheshire at the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2016 which will take place during English Tourism Week from 5–13 March 2016.

Each of the 14 categories were well represented and judges commented on the outstanding calibre of all entrants and contributions made to the regions tourism and visitor economy which was worth £2.5 billion in 2014 and welcomed 45.67 million visitors. Katrina Michel, Chief Executive, Marketing Cheshire said: "The awards were a true celebration of the wealth of innovative, creative and dynamic businesses which support Cheshire's growing visitor economy. I'm very proud of the destination and reputation that it has built both nationally and internationally which we continue to work hard to promote. Many of the winner's from tonight's awards will go on to represent Cheshire at the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence and we wish them all the very best of luck."

Over £1,500 was also raised on the night for the Neuromuscular Centre in Winsford.

Category Winners

Large Hotel of the Year - Carden Park Hotel

The team from Carden park - Best large Hotel of the Year

Small Hotel of the Year - The Royal Oak Hotel

Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year - Heald Country House Boutique Barns

Self-Catering Holiday Provider of the Year - Heald Country House Boutique Barns

Double Winner - Heald Country House Boutique Barns

Restaurant of the Year - Piste Wine Bar/Restaurant

Best Newcomer to the Tourism Industry - Lion Salt Works

Best Tourism Marketing Project of the Year - Islands at Chester Zoo

The Islands at Chester Zoo winning team

Excellence in Business Tourism Award - Crewe Hall

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - Chester Cathedral

Tourism Pub of the Year - The Cholmondeley Arms

Outstanding Customer Service Award - Lesley Tait, Stockley Farm Park

Stockley Hall Farm - Lesley Tait

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year - City Sightseeing Chester

Team of the Year - The Golf Team, The Mere Golf Resort & Spa

Header Image: Tourism Experience or Event of the Year - Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

For more information and how to enter for next years awards visit: Marketing Cheshire

Tags: cheshire lifestyle, marketing cheshire awards, chester racecourse, carden park, heald country house, chester cathedral, chester zoo, grosvenor park, cholomondeley arms, the mere golf resort & spa, crewe hall, piste

Reader Comments...


Add Your Comment...

Log-in or Create an Account to post your comments.


The Shop Cheshire Edit. Our weekly round-up of the unmissable direct to your inbox...


Kate Shapland, Beauty Editor of the Telegraph Magazine, shares her best buys and top tips...

Video Pick

Some of our YouTube favourites - view all...

Gino My Pizza & Prosecco Bar#EltonJohnLewis Christmas Advert 2018Christmas Cocktails - Clementine & Clove Spritz

Health & Beauty

Health and Beauty

Luxe destinations for seekers of pleasure and perfection. Cheshire spa reviews and beauty tips from the experts - more...


Cheshire Shopping and Lifestyle

Explore the wealth of independent boutiques in Cheshire. From bespoke tailors to organic food, vintage fashion, art and antiques - more...

Food & Drink

CheshireCheshire Food and Drink

Food festivals, Michelin starred restaurants and some of the UK's finest producers make Cheshire a perfect recipe for foodies - more...



Cheshire accommodation, dining, courses, beauty and spa reviews - let us be your guide to discovering the perfect Cheshire experience - more ...

Cheshire Weddings

Cheshire Weddings

Expert tips and advice on everything from how to get the best wedding photographs to saving money on a dress - more...

Cheshire Accommodation

Cheshire Hotels and Accommodation

Reviews and guides to the best Cheshire hotels, holiday rentals and inns...


Shop Cheshire is proud to be supported by The British Independent Retailers Association | More about them here...