Lincolnshire Media's Tourism Awards 2018

Promoting excellence within the tourism sector.

Lincolnshire Media's Tourism Awards 2018

Hosted by Lincolnshire Media

The Tourism Excellence Awards 2018 is a brand new awards scheme brought to you by Lincolnshire Media, publishers of Lincolnshire Echo. The awards are designed to promote excellence within the tourism sector from high street shops to Hotels and B&B’s we want to put customer facing businesses into the spotlight. These awards are for any business who welcomes customers through their door, including retailers, coffee shops, bars, hotels and B&B’s. The award presentations will be held in March 2018 and we are hoping to attract at least 100 of our passionate business professionals for what promises to be a true celebration of excellence.

Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate all that Lincolnshire has to offer in the tourism sector at the ‘Oscars’ of the tourism industry on Tuesday 13th March. From visitor attractions, holiday parks, hotels, tea rooms and bed and breakfasts, businesses of all shapes and sizes attended the event. John Marshall from Lincs FM hosted the evening in which the winners of 11 awards were announced at the ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton on Tuesday, March 13. Lydia Rusling head of Visit Lincoln said: “It’s great to see so many businesses across different sectors, including retail and food and drink in one room together.”

Awards Ceremony: 13 Mar 2018


Taste of Lincolnshire Award

Judges are looking for the highest quality of food and service, they will want to see evidence of how you champion Lincolnshire produce. Judges will also be looking for businesses that work in collaboration with other tourism providers to enhance tourism in
the local area.

Retailer of the Year Award

This category is open to an independent or multiple retailer. Judges will want to see how you have developed your store in the past 12 months to meet the needs of shoppers and the work that has been done to make your store stand out from competitors.

Customer Experience Excellence Award

This award will celebrate those who constantly strive to exceed customer expectations and provide industry leading standards of service. Judges will look at how the organisation measures customer satisfaction, how effectively complaints are dealt with and how customer service has improved commercial performance.

Best Visitor Attraction

Applicable to places of interest across the county, open to the public that attract visitors from both Lincolnshire and outside the county. This could be a leisure facility, fun fair,
animal park or historical place of interest.

Hotel of the Year

This category is open to all Hotels regardless of the size, they must demonstrate
excellent customer service, ease of booking and a memorable experience for customers.

Self-Catering Property of the Year

Self-catering accommodation, serviced apartments and flats that are of an excellent standard and offer exceptional customer service should enter.

Holiday Park/Holiday Village of the Year

This category is for parks where the main provision is for caravans, motor homes and camping. These parks should demonstrate exceptional customer service, offer an outstanding experience for visitors and demonstrate ease of booking.

Bed and Breakfast of the Year

To enter this award your business must offer visitors an exceptional standard of service and an outstanding, memorable experience, call yourself a B and B, have up to four guest bedrooms and offer an excellent breakfast.

Family Tourism Award

This award is open to businesses that are truly family friendly. You will need to provide evidence to show that your facilities are able to cater for all ages.

Business Tourism Award

This award will recognise a business that offers a high quality service to the business visitor. They will need to show evidence of generating and supporting tourism through quality business events, conferences and exhibitions.

Overall Excellence Award

This will be awarded to the business who outshines all category winners.

It will be the winner of winners.


Duncan & Toplis

Established in 1925, Duncan & Toplis has grown into one of the largest independent firms of chartered accountants in the East Midlands region. Our 11 Offices are located in Lincolnshire (Boston, Grantham, Lincoln, Louth, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding, and Stamford), Leicestershire (Loughborough and Melton Mowbray), and Nottinghamshire (Newark).

Lincoln Loves Kids

Lincoln is known for its stunning heritage, famous foods, and of course a Steep Hill! But did you know that the city and surrounding countryside is packed full of great family day out experiences?
History hunters will love to discover over 1,000 years of ghastly tales and walk in the footsteps of past kings and conquerors.

For the budding stage and screen stars, dress up as your favourite movie characters, hear stories brought to life, and get messy in creative play sessions at Lincoln's venues.

There is nothing more fun than running through the trees, puddle jumping til your knees are soaking wet, or spotting your favourite animals on a nature trail.

Lincoln and Lincolnshire have a great range of family friendly restaurants, cafes, and eateries all offering comprehensive children's menus, speciality foods, and children's activties.

Plus, a packed programme of annual events will keep little ones entertained all year round. We've picked out our highlight events, exhibitions, and festivals for families below.

Meet Lincoln & Lincolnshire

Lincoln and Lincolnshire, new destinations for your meeting or event...

Meet Lincoln is an emmerging group of venues and accommodation providers in and around Lincoln working collaboratively to raise awareness of Lincoln's offer as a place to meet, hold events and conferences. Meet Lincoln work closely with Visit Lincoln, the official Destination Management Organisation for Lincoln.

The Meet Lincoln conference bureau offers a Free Venue Finding and Advice Service. You can contact us for a no obligation chat and tap into our knowledge of Lincoln as a destination, let us find you the perfect venue for your event.

Petwood Hotel

From RAF Base to One of the Best Hotels in Lincolnshire

Bursting with character and history, Petwood is truly unique among hotels in Lincoln and the surrounding area. The elegant hand-carved staircase and extensive oak panelling typify the old world charm of the place, while guests can enjoy discovering features such as the Squadron Bar and immaculately kept gardens. The original features and historic ambience of the house are sympathetically maintained in harmony with comfortable rooms. A taste of nostalgia with the best of the present, one might say.

From Relaxation to Celebration
Whether it is the crackle of a winter log fire or afternoon tea on the terrace; a lavish summer wedding or an intimate dinner, Petwood makes a splendid location. There is always a welcoming atmosphere and so much to find and explore. The Squadron Bar, for example, is a grand place to enjoy a pint of local ale and take in the wonderful collection of memorabilia. With a real fire place, our Drawing Room has a friendly warmth in more ways than one.

The choice of dining experience is all yours too: our Terrace Bar has a relaxed feel, while the Dining Room offers an elegant sense of occasion. Talking of which, functions are ever popular at Petwood, whether it is a private hire party, a birthday celebration or a reunion of old friends. Over many years of great service, the hotel has also established itself as a popular wedding venue in Lincolnshire, offering a magical setting to tie the knot.

Stokes Tea & Coffee

Stokes Tea and Coffee all began in 1892 when one fine gentleman, Mr Robert William Stokes, moved to our glorious city of Lincoln. Four generations, more than a century, and many a brew later, we're still going strong.

White Hart Hotel

The White Hart Hotel is located within the heart of Lincoln's historic quarter. Our traditional setting is offset with a modern and refreshing approach with spectacular views of Lincoln's awe-inspiring Cathedral and within the shadow of the ancient Castle.

Our rooms are spacious and comfortable with modern facilities and we encourage our guests to unwind and rest before indulging in award-winning cuisine at Grille - Restaurant & Bar.




If you have any queries or problems, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at the link below!

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Address: The Lincolnshire Echo, Ground Floor, Witham Wharf, Brayford Wharf, East Lincoln, LN5 7AY
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