VOTE NOW to find the he Oxfordshire Cotswolds' Tourism Superstar of 2013.
25th April 2013
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THE nominations are in and now the voting begins to find the Oxfordshire Cotswolds' Tourism Superstar of 2013.

West Oxfordshire District Council, in partnership with VisitEngland and the Witney Gazette, launched the competition last month. It is the first area in the country to replicate at a local level VisitEngland’s annual search for England’s Tourism Superstar.

Businesses were asked to nominate someone who is welcoming, friendly and passionate about their work in the district’s tourism industry and 10 people, working in a variety of roles, were put forward.

District councillor Richard Langridge, the council's cabinet member for local economy, communities and culture, said: “The Tourism Superstar award is a great way to recognise the people who make the success happen. “They truly are superstars of our district and we want to recognise our champions.”

The 10 contenders nominated for the title of Oxfordshire Cotswolds Tourism Superstar 2013 are:

Amanda Baker, Old Swan & Minster Mill:

Stephen Baughan, Aston Pottery:

Lorna Dillon, Blenheim Palace:

Elizabeth Gooddy, Wheelgate House and Biztro, Bampton:

Graham Kew, Minster Lovell Experience:

Richard Martin, Cotswold Woollen Weavers:

Carl Morgan, The Feathered Nest Inn, Nether Westcote:

Tony Simmons, Combe Mill:

Bill Spectre, Ghost Trails:

Walter Stewart-Brown, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Heythrop:

The choice of the winner is now down to a public vote online& votes can be cast until 5pm on Friday, May 24. Go to 


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