The great and the good from Cheshire’s visitor economy stepped out in style as the prestigious 2010 Celebrating the Achievements of Talented Staff Awards got underway, recognising and rewarding the outstanding individuals who have made a difference to the industry.
The event, which this year celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary, took place in Tatton Park’s Grand Marquee, and presented awards across eleven categories including Commitment to Industry, Unsung Hero and Team of the Year
The 2010 awards were once again organised by destination management organisation Visit Chester & Cheshire to provide a showcase for the industry’s top performers and their employers across Cheshires travel, tourism, leisure, retail, education, training and hospitality sectors, and its attractions, events, food and drink and accommodation providers.
Visit Chester & Cheshire’s Emma Clarke congratulated the winners. “The commitment, skill and style they have shown exemplify the standards that need to prevail across the visitor economy if we are to reach our goal of encouraging more people to visit more often, stay longer and spend more. These are the approaches that will set us apart from our competitors.”
The winners are:
Individual Excellence in Customer Service - Iwan Davies, Best Western Premier Queen Hotel
Commitment to Industry - Mark Huntley, Nunsmere Hall Hotel
Highly Skilled Front of House - Rebecca Clarke, The Park Royal Hotel
Unsung Hero - James Spence, The Alvanley Arms
Team of the Year - Gulliver’s World
Highly commended: The Hollies Farm Shop
Most Outstanding Manager - Carolyn Judd, Holiday Inn Chester South
Most Promising Trainee in the Visitor Economy - Jonathan Hughes, Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
Highly commended: Kirsty Maddock, Crewe Hall
Most Valuable Volunteer - Duncan Wilkes, Tatton Park
Exceptional Contribution to the Visitor Economy – Tom & Lyn Hand
Cheshire’s Bartender of the Year - Simon Kendrick, Upstairs at the Grill
Highly commended: Robert Merjavy, Best Western Premier Queen Hotel
Cheshire’s Most up and Coming Chef - Andy Sheridan, ABode Cafe Bar Chester
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