THW present new Tourism Award

Thomson Hayton Winkley present New Tourism Business Award at Cumbria Tourism Awards 2019.

Thomson Hayton Winkley Solicitors, Strategic Partners to Cumbria Tourism, were proud sponsors of the Cumbria Tourism 2019 Awards ceremony last night.

The event celebrated the very best of the county’s vibrant £3billion tourism industry and attracted a record number of entrants.


Thomson Hayton Winkley sponsored the New Tourism Business Award. This category celebrated high performing new tourism businesses, trading for at least 6 months and up to 2 years, demonstrating excellent understanding of their market exceeding expectations of their customers and with clear plans or the future.

The finalists were; Dome House Lakes, Bowness-on-Windermere, 1692 Wasdale and The Black Bull, Sedbergh. The Black Bull was the winner.

John Cooke, Director of Thomson Hayton Winkley (pictured above with the winners), who presented the winners with their award commented;

New businesses are an indication of our thriving county. We are delighted to be a strategic partner of Cumbria Tourism and promote this part of the country as the place to be. Thomson Hayton Winkley offers support to a diverse range of tourism businesses across the county, and has guided many businesses through their development.

Many congratulations to the Black Bull, Sedbergh for winning the New Tourism Business Award.”

Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism, Gill Haigh, says,

Our world-class landscape and cultural heritage is world renowned, proudly matched by world class product. Last year the county’s tourism industry contributed a staggering £3billion to the county’s economy and supported around 65,000 jobs - that’s around 20% of the county’s total employment.

“Not only that, but the industry also provides an incredible offer for our visitors – both national and international – and contributes significantly to what makes it an incredible place for us and others to live, work, study and invest in. Last night was a showcase and celebration of not just the best of Cumbria but easily some of the best the nation has to offer.

“Our thriving tourism businesses have again showed the sheer range, quality and innovation on offer in the county and this event reinforces the hard work and dedication shown by tourism businesses who deliver world class experiences to millions of visitors day in, day out. We should be tremendously proud of not only our award-winners, but of all of the finalists!”

“Cumbria Tourism and the industry is fortunate to have a wide range of supporters and would particularly like to thank all of its generous sponsors for making the event possible.”

Our congratulations to all the winners on the night. The team at Cumbria Tourism Awards also deserve congratulations for putting on such a great event to showcase our great county.

Cumbria really is #theplacetobe!

Published 21 June 2019

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