A record number of tourism businesses from across the Brecon Beacons have entered the first ever Brecon Beacons Tourism Awards with 32 businesses and community groups being shortlisted.
A panel of independent judges whittled down all entries into the announced shortlist. The quality of entries was exceptionally high - many thanks and congratulations to all of those who entered, it was a really tough job judging and shortlisting.
Andrew Fryer, Chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism said:
‘It’s fantastic to see such a high number of entries for the first year’s Brecon Beacons Tourism Awards. What’s more, the quality of those entries was outstanding. We are very lucky in the Brecon Beacons to have a tourism sector of such high calibre. We look forward to unveiling the winners at the dinner in November’.
The Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner will take place at The Manor Hotel, Crickhowell on the evening of 10th November starting at 6.00pm.
The winners will be announced and presented by Visit Wales Year of Adventure Ambassador Tori James and Head of Marketing for Welsh Government Mari Stevens. There will be an overall winner announced on the night as well as an unveiling of who has been awarded The Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award!
On being told of the shortlist this month Tori James said:
‘The Brecon Beacons and surrounding area is a unique and beautiful place in which I have lived and completed numerous adventures on foot, by bike and on the water. I’m looking forward to celebrating all that the Brecon Beacons has to offer and congratulating the individuals who make it a very special place for tourists to visit’
A number of businesses have come on board as sponsors for this year’s awards including
Beacon Beacons Holiday Cottages,GroupAccommodation.com, Pear Communications, Powys County Council, Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Green Tourism and Neath Port Talbot College Group as well as Visit Wales and The Brecon and Radnor Express being proud supporters..
Good luck to all the finalists and we look forward to celebrating with you. This evening event will also be an opportunity for all BBT members to celebrate the fact that Brecon Beacons Tourism is 10 years old!
Finalists (in no particular order) are as follows: