Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism and Good Food Awards in partnership with Visit England Awards for Excellence 2022 and sponsored by We Are Staffordshire

The hunt is on to find Staffordshire's best tourism businesses!

Updated 26th May 2021

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards 2022 logoThe Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards sponsored by We Are Staffordshire are back for 2021/22 and our new competition is now open for entries.

We were bitterly disappointed not to run an awards competition in 2020, however with restrictions easing and the tourism sector re-opening, the time is right to restart the tourism awards.

Our competition is one of 22 affiliated to VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2022 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 free to enter for fee-paying Members of Destination Staffordshire. There is £100 + VAT entry fee for Non-members (or businesses which have applied for free basic membership).

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 2021/22 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 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 online using the Tourism Awards Application Portal.

Click to check your business is eligible

All applications must be submitted online via the secure Tourism Awards Application Portal before the closing date of 12th September 2021. No other form of application will be accepted or considered.

Deadline for application submission is 11:59 pm on Sunday 12th September 2021

Judging period: 1st August – 30th November 2021

Awards ceremony event TBA January / February 2022

2021/22 Tourism & Good Food Awards competition categories

Visit England Awards for Excellence 2021-22 partner logoNATIONAL AWARDS (Gold winners go forward to the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2022)

Cross sector categories, open to all business types

  • Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award
  • Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award
  • New Tourism Business of the Year
  • NEW FOR 2021 Unsung Hero Award sponsored by We Are Staffordshire
  • NEW FOR 2021 Resilience and Innovation Award sponsored by We Are Staffordshire

Business type specific categories

  • B&B / Guest House of the Year
  • Small Hotel of the Year
  • Large Hotel of the Year
  • Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year
  • Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year
  • Experience of the Year sponsored by Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce
  • Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
  • Large Visitor Attraction of the Year
  • Pub of the Year
  • Taste of England Award: Independent Restaurant of the Year*
  • Taste of England Award: Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year*
  • Taste of England Award: Tea Room / Coffee Shop of the Year*


  • Food & Drink Retailer / Farm Shop of the Year

*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 celebratory event and awards ceremony in the first quarter of 2022 where the winners will be announced.  We very much hope that this event will take the form of a black-tie gala dinner.

If you have any queries relating to the Enjoy Staffordshire tourism & good food awards, please email info@enjoystaffordshire.com

Thank you to our Headline Sponsor:

We Are Staffordshire logo

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

 Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce logo