Local winners in tourism and culture awards
Coventry and Warwickshire’s thriving tourism and culture sector was celebrated by hundreds of people from the region’s business community.
The awards were supported by the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Coventry 2021 UK City of Culture BID and the Ricoh Arena, which won best venue along with the Tin Music & Arts.
A clutch of special awards were handed out to Twycross Zoo, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Jimmy Hill Memorial, Enjoy Rugby Festival and the Aviva Womens Tour.
The Arden Hotel and the Macdonald Ansty Hotel shared the best hotel award, with the best pub prize handed to the Hatton Arms. The best restaurant award was served up to Café Vin Cinq, while Kenilworth restaurant The Cross was also given a special recognition award for its performance.
Tourism event of the year was given to the Coventry Transport Museum and the business tourism award was scooped by Warwick Conferences.
The British Motor Museum won the history and heritage award, the Belgrade Theatre Trust claimed the cultural education award and the Rugby Festival of Culture celebrated with the culture award.
Swirls were presented with the artisan award, while Shakespeare’s England were recognised for the most creative marketing campaign and Study Inn were presented with a customer services award.
Other business that supported the event included Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, Coventry City Council, Warwickshire County Council, Federation of Small Businesses, Shakespeare’s England, Claire Marie Dresses of Distinction, Dan Skelton Racing, Birmingham Airport, Take Flight Aviation, World Rugby Hall of Fame and Rugby Borough Council.
The second Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards was organised by Quidem, which owns Touch FM stations and Rugby FM, and was hosted at the Ricoh Arena.