We are absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted in not 1, but 2 awards this Autumn. We are so pleased to have even reached this stage of both competitions, and it’s testament to the hard work and support of our brilliant team, but also our fantastic customers who continue to support us year after year – thank you.
So, what are we up for….
The first is for “Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2019” in the Lancashire Tourism Awards, organised by Marketing Lancashire (Visit Lancashire). We were lucky enough to win this award in 2011, so fingers crossed we can do it again this year.
Quote from Rachel McQueen Chief Executive, Marketing Lancashire
“Lancashire Tourism Awards is Lancashire’s only county-wide celebration of visitor economy businesses and the people who work across the sector to make it so successful; it pays tribute to all those working in Lancashire tourism, who help attract and welcome more visitors and bring greater prosperity to the county each year.
Together we attract over 67.63million visitors each year, support over 60,000 jobs and make a significant annual contribution of £4.25billion to the Lancashire economy; creating a distinctive destination and culture that we and so many others enjoy on day trips, short breaks and holidays throughout the year.
From nationally acclaimed restaurants and pubs, to hotels, spas, events and attractions that have won world-wide recognition, well-loved tea rooms, holiday parks and an array of unforgettable experiences, there’s no denying Lancashire has it all. Each year the Lancashire Tourism Awards highlight those businesses that are outstanding in their category.
Good luck and here’s to a wonderful #LTA19″
The second award is the Bayer-Leaf Innovative Learning award, and is a national education award. With only 3 categories (innovative learning, primary education and secondary education) and only 3 finalists in each, we are delighted to be the only Lancashire based, and only Dairy farm in the finals.
Here’s a bit of the press release >>
“The standard of entries this year has been fantastic”, said Carl Edwards, Director of LEAF Education. “There were so many great examples of innovative practices making a real difference to the education young people receive about food and farming, but in the end, we have chosen nine exceptional farms and organisations to go through to the next stage of judging.”
“There has never been a more important time to host these Awards celebrating the value that farmers bring to society through education initiatives” said Michael Muncey, Head of Business for Bayer Crop Science in the UK. “UK farming is an exciting place to be in, and we are delighted to be once again recognising those people going out of their way to share their passion for why farming is such an important profession.”
Leading the judging process, Janet Hickinbottom MBE, National Education Officer at LEAF Education, said “We have a strong tradition of working together to celebrate the tremendous work carried out by unsung heroes who do so much to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about the countryside with young people.
The process is not an easy one, but the outcome is always exhilarating as we uncover what goes on during these inspiring collaborations between schools and farms.”