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Brockencote Wins A Highly Commended Award

05 Jul 13

Brockencote Hall has won a Highly Commended Award in the Small Hotel category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013 Ceremony.

A Highly Commended Award is a considerable achievement and recognises Excellence in Tourism in England. Brockencote Hall was presented with their Highly Commended Award at a glittering Awards Ceremony which was held on 20 May 2013 at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford, Manchester.

Commenting on the Award James Berresford, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive said “It is a great achievement to win a Highly Commended Award in a field of very high quality applications.  The Award places Brockencote Hall in the top five businesses for excellence in their category in England.  I hope this success will encourage them to go for Gold in 2014.  I warmly congratulate them".

“Craig Stewart, Director at ‘Freetobook’ sponsors of the Small Hotel of the Year Award said: Freetobook would like to offer our warmest congratulations to Brockencote Hall Hotel. We are very proud to sponsor this award and to continue to support the VisitEngland Awards and the tourism industry as a whole. It's great to see the high standards achieved by all the entrants, so to receive this is a tremendous accolade!".

The award on the night was presented by Iain Stewart, brother to Craig Stewart and also a Director at Freetobook.

Speaking on behalf of Brockencote Hall, Mark Chambers, Managing Director of Eden Hotel Collection to which Brockencote Hall belongs, said "We are delighted to have achieved a ‘Highly Commended’ in a category which held such impressive competition.

For me this achievement is an endorsement of the hard work and efforts of our entire team as well as our commitment as a company in developing first class hotels that really deliver genuine hospitality and service. Brockencote is a stunning property and we are delighted this has been independently recognised by Visit England. Next year we’ll be aiming for the Gold Award!”


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Notes to Editors

Brockencote Hall Hotel, Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire, DY10 4PY 01562 777 876

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Brockencote Hall Hotel is part of the Eden Hotel Collection which comprises of seven luxury hotels across five of the finest counties in England.

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About the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013

The Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2013 celebrate the best of English tourism. They promote healthy industry competition and high standards, helping to ensure England's place as a world-class destination.

The 17 categories for the 2013 awards include: Access for all Tourism Award, Bed & Breakfast / Guest Accommodation of the Year, Best Tourism Experience, Business Tourism Award, Caravan Holiday Park, Large Hotel (over 35 bedrooms), Large Visitor Attraction (over 100,000 visitors), Self Catering Holiday of the Year, Small Hotel of the Year (under 35 Bedrooms), Small Visitor Attraction (under 50,000), Sustainable Tourism Award, Taste of England Award, Tourist Information Service, Tourism Pub of the Year, Tourism SuperStar, and Travel Article of the Year.

Included in the 17 categories is the additional award for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism to be announced on the night. Previous winners of this award have included The Great English Pub, Michael Eavis CBE, HM The Queen, the Harry Potter films, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Sir Paul McCartney, Liverpool, The National Trust and last year the English Garden.

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