We are Silver Winners at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence


The Silver Award is one of the highest accolades for Excellence in Tourism in England which VisitEngland can bestow.  We were presented with our Silver Award at a glittering Awards Ceremony which was held on 22 May 2012 at Athena, an art deco gem located in the heart of Leicester’s cultural quarter.

Commenting on the Award James Berresford, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive said “In a year when we received a record of 392 high quality applications winning a Silver Award is a considerable achievement. Old Holly Farm has achieved one of the highest accolades for excellence in tourism which VisitEngland can bestow. I warmly congratulate them”.

The Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award is being sponsored by The Green Tourism Business Scheme.

David Hodgkinson, Sales Director, Barclaycard, official partner of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, said; “Barclaycard is proud to be working with VisitEngland – and we’re especially proud to be this year’s official partner for the VisitEngland Excellence Awards. In England we can be proud of our diverse and successful tourism industry and at Barclaycard we understand the passion that goes into any service industry; we know it takes dedication and an unwavering commitment to make a business successful”.

Old Holly Farm truly reflects the spirit of this award and are worthy winners, congratulations.”

We received our award from Penelope, Viscountess Cobham, Chairman of VisitEngland, and Amanda Cottrell, OBE, Chairman, Visit Kent and VisitEngland Board Member.

Speaking on behalf of Old Holly Farm, Alison Pye said “We are delighted to have received the Silver award at the VisitEngland award ceremony. To be recognised at a national level is fantastic and reflects the hard work, passion and enthusiasm the whole team put in, making Old Holly Farm what it is.”

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