Awards recognise Valley's best in tourism enterprises

Helen and her husband Vic collecting Cloudspotting's award from Andrew Leeming from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and event host Tony Livesey.
Helen and her husband Vic collecting Cloudspotting's award from Andrew Leeming from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and event host Tony Livesey.

A total of six Ribble Valley enterprises were recognised at an annual awards ceremony which celebrates the best of the county's tourism industry.

Browsholme Hall and the Tithe Barn came away from this year’s Lancashire Tourism Awards with first place in all three of its entered categories.

Robert, Amanda, Eleanor and Roland Parker accepting an award at Blackpool Tower from Tony Livesey.

Robert, Amanda, Eleanor and Roland Parker accepting an award at Blackpool Tower from Tony Livesey.

Finalists in the sustainable tourism, inclusive tourism and wedding venue awards, the historic venue had an impressive run at the ceremony which was staged in the world famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom last Thursday evening.

Amanda Parker said she was “honoured at the recognition, and of being able to play such a prominent role in the county’s thriving tourism sector”.

Proud of the whole team’s efforts who have made such success possible, she further commented on how “the awards reflect the hard work and passion that each member of the Browsholme staff has put into ensuring this 500 year old location remains progressive in its outlook”.

There were several other award winners in the Ribble Valley including Cloudspotting music and arts festival.

Festival directors Helen Ficorilli and Matt Evans said they were "absolutely thrilled" to win the best small tourism event award.

"This is a fantastic recognition of the growth of Cloudspotting from a small music festival in a pub beer garden seven years ago to an international music and arts festival appealing to families celebrating the best of our local music, arts and produce in one of the most beautiful locations in the country," said Helen.

Other award winners:

Dog Friendly Award – The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley.

Retail Experience Award – Whalley Warm and Dry.

Lancashire Café/Tearoom Award – Potters Barn, Ribchester.

Visitor Experience Award – Inch Perfect Trials, Whitewell.