Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism and Good Food Awards in partnership with Visit England Awards for Excellence 2023. Closing Date 18th October 2022.

Tourism Awards are back for 2023 and the hunt is on to find Staffordshire's best tourism businesses!

Updated 12th October 2022

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards 2023 graphicThank you to all the businesses who entered the 2022 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards sponsored by We Are Staffordshire.  The competition culminated with a spectacular gala dinner and awards ceremony, held at Keele Hall on 3rd March 2022 where the winners were revealed!

The full list of 2022 Winners is published on the Enjoy Staffordshire website. 

Now the Tourism & Good Food Awards are back for 2022/23 and our new competition is open for entries!

We know that you’ve worked harder than ever to bring visitors into the county and give them a great experience, and we believe you should get some recognition for everything you do, so we're giving you more time to get your awards applications in. Please submit your entries by Tuesday 18th October 2022.

Watch webinar recording to help you write your award nomination

If  wanted to join our Webinar: Why enter & how to win! but couldn't make the live session, watch the recording below:


The video lasts around 40 mins, you'll get handy hints & tips, and useful advice on what the judges are looking for. If you've been thinking about entering but don't know where to start, this could be the helping hand you need.

After such a challenging period, it’s time once again to celebrate our vital tourism and hospitality businesses and thank you for the huge contribution you make to our local economy and putting Staffordshire on the map.

Our competition is one of 16 affiliated to VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023 and the ONLY route to the national stage for Staffordshire businesses. 

The competition is open to any tourism, hospitality and leisure business in Staffordshire and is FREE to enter for eligible businesses

Please visit the Join Us page to find out more about the costs and benefits of membership, where our value for money membership packages are outlined.

How to enter the 2022/23 Enjoy Staffordshire Awards

  1. Check your business is eligible by reading the Competition Terms & Conditions.
  2. Decide which category or categories you would like to enter from the list below.
  3. View and download sample entry forms, by clicking on the category name below, to help you prepare your application offline.
  4. Write a compelling entry, gather your evidence, weblinks, images etc. in readiness to complete the submission.
  5. Submit your best application by 18th October online using the Tourism Awards Application Portal.

Click to check your business is eligible

All applications MUST be submitted online via the secure Openwater Tourism Awards Application Portal before the closing date of 18th October 2022. No other form of application will be accepted or considered.

Deadline for application submission is  11:59 pm on Tuesday 18th October 2022

Judging period: 1st July – 31st December 2022

Awards ceremony event March 2023

2022/23 Tourism & Good Food Awards competition categories

Visit England Awards for Excellence 2022-23 partner logoClick on a category name to download a sample form to help prepare your application offline

NATIONAL AWARDS (Gold winners go forward to the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2022)

Cross sector categories, open to all business types

Business type specific categories


*One overall winner from these three categories will go forward to the national Taste of England Award

The awards give us the chance to celebrate Staffordshire’s best tourism and hospitality businesses and the valuable contribution they make to the growing visitor economy. 

We plan to hold a glittering black-tie Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony in March 2023 where the winners will be announced.

If you have any queries relating to the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards, please email info@enjoystaffordshire.com

We are grateful to our Affiliate Members for their sponsorship and support:

 Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce logoStaffordshire Business & Environment Network logo