October 1st, 2016

Shortlist announced for second Coventry and Warwickshire Culture awards

Shortlist announced for second Coventry and Warwickshire Culture awards Shortlist announced for second Coventry and Warwickshire Culture awards
Coventry Observer Newspaper
Updated: 3:05 pm, Sep 02, 2016

THE SHORTLIST for the second Coventry and Warwickshire Culture and Tourism Awards has been announced.

The event is being organised by the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce and Touch FM owners Quidem, and will be hosted at the Ricoh Arena on September 22.

Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Coventry City Council, Shakespeare’s England and Warwickshire County Council are also supporting the awards.

Designed to showcase the range of attractions, venues and experiences on offer in the region, nominees have been shortlisted in 13 categories.

Among the titles up for grabs are Artisan Award, Kids and Families Award, History and Heritage Award, Customer Service Award and Tourism Event of the Year.

Steve Orchard, CEO of Quidem, said: “We are delighted to be shining a spotlight on the individuals, organisations and visitor attractions which make Coventry and Warwickshire a great place to visit.

“World class events with global impact have been staged in the region over the past 12 months and the shortlist reflects the growing importance of tourism and culture to our regional economy.

“The area is packed full of marvellous visitor attractions and world class tourism assets and we are going to celebrate them in style. Along with our partners, we are ready to blow this region’s trumpet!”

Coventry and Warwickshire’s Culture and Tourism Awards – 2016 finalists:

Best Pub

The Broom Tavern

The Garrick Inn

The Hatton Arms

Best Hotel

The Arden Hotel

Coombe Abbey Hotel

Macdonald Ansty Hall Hotel

Ramada Hotel & Suites Coventry City Centre

Customer Service/Team Award

Coombe Abbey Hotel

Study Inn

Warwick Conferences

Woodland Grange Conference Venue

Business Tourism Award

Culture Coventry

The Ricoh Arena

Warwick Conferences

Best Restaurant

The Broom Tavern

Café Vin Cinq

On the Rocks @ Quigleys

Creative Marketing Campaign

Belgrade Theatre Trust Ltd

Shakespeare’s England

Sheila Bownas – A Life in pattern

Warwick Racecourse

Artisan Award

Bee Crafty

Monsoon Estates Coffee Co

Warwickshire Gelato Limited

Best Live Music/Arts/Theatre

Kineton Music Festival

The Ricoh Arena

Theatre Absolute

The Tin Music and Arts

Warwick Arts Centre

Culture Award

Motionhouse

Rugby Festival of Culture

Warwick Arts Centre

Cultural Education Award

Belgrade Theatre Trust Ltd

Culture Coventry (Creative Bridges, Herbert Media Team)

Highly Sprung

Warwick Arts Centre

Tourism Event/Experience of the Year

Art in the Park

Aviva Women’s Cycle Tour

Coventry Transport Museum

Enjoy Rugby Festival

Godiva Festival

Visitor Attraction of the Year

FarGo Village

The MAD Museum

Twycross Zoo

History & Heritage Award

British Motor Museum

Escape Arts – The Old Slaughterhouse

Shakespeare’s Tavern – Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Shipston Wool Festival

‘Unlocking Warwick’

Kids and Families Award

The MAD Museum

Mary Arden’s Farm

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Warwick Castle – Horrible Histories Maze

Wasps Rugby Club

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