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Grange Wins Prestigious Award

15 February 2018


Last night (1 Feb) the best of the South West were announced at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards held in the Arena at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay.  Spectacular performances by Bristol-based acrobats Tumbellina and an introductory presentation from Benjamin Mee, whose role as owner of Dartmoor Zoo was taken by Matt Damon in the film ‘I Bought a Zoo’, launched the evening.  With 451 people booked, it was the biggest annual regional gathering of South West tourism businesses, with 123 different awards presented following a rigorous judging process in which a record 647 entries were considered.

This year’s awards event was hosted by BBC news presenter Victoria Graham, with an inspiring opening address by travel journalist and Chair of Family Holiday Association Alison Rice, who outlined the work of the charity for which more than £4,300 was raised during the evening.

All entrants in the South West underwent a rigorous short-listing process with 416 being visited by a team of 45 mystery shoppers. Entry was free, and all entrants received feedback, giving them useful tips for future success.

The full list of Finalists and Highly Commended entrants is HERE

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