The Finalists have been announced for this year’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards sponsored by NFU Mutual Clifton and Wrington. The winners will be announced by Laura Rawlings from BBC Bristol on 21 November at a prestigious dinner at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre, with guest speakers Bev and Sarah Milner Simmonds, from multi award winning eat:Festivals.
142 entries were received from across Somerset, with a record 82 finalists who will have to wait until the Awards Ceremony when they will learn whether they have won Gold, Silver or Bronze. A further 15 receive Commended status.
This year’s competition has seen many changes, with new entry forms, new processes and a closer-than-ever link with the regional South West and national VisitEngland Awards. Judging has also changed with an increased focus on digital presence and evidence. One of the new categories for this year has been the very popular Forthglade Dog Friendly Pub of the year.
John Herbert from NFU Mutual Clifton and Wrington says “as specialists in the Hospitality Sector we are proud to be the headline sponsor of the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Awards and look forward to meeting as many of the finalists as possible at our finalists celebration at Aldwick Estate Vineyard on 11 November and at the awards ceremony.”
Awards organiser Nell Barrington said “I am absolutely delighted to see the range of top quality businesses that have taken part this year. The competition was so tough and my congratulations goes out to all the finalists.”
For a full list of finalists and commended entrants click here.
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