Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards
On your marks, Enter now!
Staffordshire Tourism Awards are now open again to all tourism businesses within Staffordshire.
Please, check the criteria, fill in the forms, add the evidence and then send it back to us by 5.00 p.m. of the 30th September 2015 at
If you need to know what's in it for you then you need read this link
The winner and runner up in each category will get automatic entry to the national Visit England awards.
VisitEngland will accept no other entries from Staffordshire other than through this competition.
The winners will be announced on the 16th November 2015 at a lunch at Drayton Manor Park. Details to follow.
Making Staffordshire Shine
Staffordshire had great success at the Visit England Awards 2015 thanks to Colton House who gained Gold for Best Guest Accommodation. and highly commended for the Sustainable Tourism award. The Gladstone Pottery Museum was awarded Silver for Small Visitor Attraction and Simply Staffordshire was highly commended for Visitor Information. Congratulations to these great establishments
- Large Visitor Attraction of the Year For Visitor Attractions with more than 50,000 visitors per annum.
Small Visitor Attraction of the Year For Visitor Attractions with less than 50,000 visitors per annum.
Best Event of the Year For businesses organising an Event that is not easily definable under Visitor Attraction.
Best Experience of the Year For an Experience which should be of a significant nature and may relate to a specific activity.
Guest Accommodation of the Year For the best B & B, Farmhouse, Inn, Guesthouse or Guest Accommodation.
Large Hotel of the Year For Hotels, Town House Hotels, Country House Hotels, and Metro Hotels with over 35 bedrooms
Small Hotel of the Year For Small Hotels, Town Houses, Country House Hotels, and Metro Hotels with fewer than 35 bedrooms
Holiday Park of the Year For Caravan Parks,Holiday Villages, and Camping & Touring Parks.
Self Catering of the Year For Cottages, Flats & Serviced Apartments, Narrow Boats and Cruisers.
Business Tourism Award To acknowledge the importance of the meeting, incentives, conference and exhibition sector.
Access for All Award For tourism businesses providing high standard's of "access for all" visitors.
Sustainable Tourism Award For businesses who illustrate excellence and commitment to sustainability best practice.
Visitor Information Provider Award To acknowledge tourist information providers part in the delivery of visitor services.
Tourism Pub of the Year For the best Pub Contemporary or Traditional or Brassiere and holds the Taste of Staffordshire Marque
Restaurant of the Year For the best Restaurant, and holds the Taste of Staffordshire Marque
Tea Room or Coffee Shop Of the Year For the best Tea Room or Coffee Shop and holds the Taste of Staffordshire Marque
Food Retailer of the Year For the best Food Retailers and holds the Taste of Staffordshire Marque
Frequently asked Questions
For 2015 there is no charge to enter the awards.
Can I enter more than one category?
Yes, business can enter as many categories as they was as long as they meet the required criteria for each category. However, separate application forms must be submitted for each.
Can I enter the Taste Awards without being assessed for the Taste of Staffordshire Marque.
No, as judging of taste awards:- Restaurant, Food Retailer and Tea Room, is through the Judge's visit. You can apply for marque assessment by contacting Jo Lloyd - 01785 277397.
How long does it take to complete an application?
We estimate that it will take several hours to complete each application. Help is on hand. If you want assistance to fill in the form then contact us and we can send a business consultant to help you.
Please read this section in the application form carefully as submitting the right evidence in the correct way will help the judges reach objective, consistent and equitable decisions.
Providing evidence is not mandatory, but will help the judges to fully understand and assess the application.
Not everything that is available should be forwarded to the judges. Sometimes less is more!
Format needs to be in either a known Microsoft format or PDF. Please do not submit CD’s, DVD’s of Videos as they will not be considered.