The Red Lion, Bradley was honoured to receive the title of Tourism Pub of the Year at the 2016 NFU Mutual Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards held at Alton Towers Resort on Tuesday 15th November.
Awards in 20 categories were handed out at the awards ceremony which was attended by more than 150 people and was compèred by BBC radio and TV presenter Joanne Malin. Entertainment came from magician and illusionist Andrew van Buren.
The awards were independently judged and verified by Service Science. Entrants were reviewed and marked on their commitment to delivering excellent customer service, training and skills for employees, sustainability and environment, along with dedication to best practice, quality of service and product.
Sarah Montgomery, chair of Enjoy Staffordshire and Managing Director at the National Memorial Arboretum, said: “Annual spend in Staffordshire by visitors has grown by almost 40% since 2008 and the sector employs a shade under 30000 people – 28% more people than it did eight years ago.
“It’s a tribute to the excellence celebrated here today and to the hard work, creativity and professionalism of those here today and in the wider sector.”
15 of the businesses awarded gold will now represent Staffordshire on a national level, automatically going forward to the 2017 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, which will be held in Spring 2017.
For more information go to www.enjoystaffordshire.com/awards