More than 60 individuals, initiatives and businesses will compete for top honours at the 13th Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards next month at Chester Racecourse.
The awards celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement by local businesses and individuals with the winners of some categories going on to represent Cheshire at the national Visit England Awards for Excellence 2018.
Chester Racecourse has been shortlisted for Wedding Venue of the year and the team are thrilled to be listed alongside some stunning venues such as Chester Town Hall and Tatton Park within the category.
The Racecourse Pub on the Course, The White Horse has also been nominated for Family Friendly Tourism Business of the Year.
The nominees represent the great variety of businesses that contribute to Cheshire’s visitor economy which was worth £3.3 billion and employed over 42,000 people in 2016.
Katrina Michel, Chief Executive, Marketing Cheshire said: “The quality and high standard of entries in this year’s awards demonstrates the strength of our visitor economy in Cheshire, which grew by 8.8 per cent in 2016. Tourism is still an underrated sector. It is worth nearly £130 billion which is 2.5 times the automotive sector and is growing faster than digital. Cheshire is home to a growing number of globally recognised tourism brands and a growing group of world class tourism professionals. The award ceremony which will take place at Chester Racecourse on 23 November will celebrate their achievements and hopefully reveal some stars of the future."
This year the event’s sponsors include South and West Cheshire College and Shopper Anonymous.
Tickets for the Awards Ceremony are now on sale. The evening includes a drinks reception, sumptuous three-course meal and the prestigious awards ceremony, with tickets priced at £65 plus VAT and available by calling Leonie Hallam on 01244 405606 or by visiting www.marketingcheshire.co.uk. If you would like to sponsor the awards this year contact Ashley Shacklady on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full shortlist for the Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards can be found here.