By nellb, Feb 6 2017 01:41PM
Records were broken at the annual South West Tourism Excellence Awards finale on 2nd February, as 10 months of work culminated in the presentation of 135 trophies to the South West’s leading tourism businesses.
Held in the brand new Lansdown Suite of Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, this year’s awards were announced alongside performances from LED jugglers ‘Feeding the Fish’ and intrepid tales from adventurer Alastair Humphreys. With 469 people booked, it was the biggest ever regional gathering of South West tourism businesses, in which a record 605 entries were considered. Entries were 23% up on the year before, helped by a new county scheme launched in April to encourage more entries from Somerset, Bristol and Bath.
Up against tough competition from across the region Somerset businesses scooped 10 awards. The winners from Somerset are: