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The shortlisted finalists in the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2019/2020 have been announced and once again, the Isles of Scilly will be well represented at this year’s ceremony taking place at Truro Cathedral in Cornwall on Thursday 7th November.

This year, three Scilly businesses will be honoured with either Gold, Silver or Bronze Awards. They are:

  • Karma St. Martin’s – in the Small Hotel of the Year category
  • Longstone Lodge & Café in the New Tourism Business of the Year
  • Tanglewood Table (at Tanglewood Kitchen) in the Tourism Innovation Award.

Karma Hotel has been a finalist in the Cornwall Tourism Awards for four consecutive years in the Dog Friendly category and last year was also Highly Commended in the Small Hotel category. Longstone Café also received a Highly Commended last year, whilst this is Tanglewood’s first foray into the Cornwall Tourism Awards, despite many Taste of the West accolades.

The Islands’ Partnership remains instrumental in encouraging its member businesses to take part in the Awards, and in assisting those businesses who came forward to write their bids. All businesses who submit applications benefit from receiving the judges’ reports and recommendations following the extensive three-stage judging process.

“We’re delighted for all the businesses on Scilly who have been named finalists at this year’s Cornwall Tourism Awards,” says Nick Bond, Executive Director, Islands’ Partnership. “The judging gets ever tougher as record numbers enter the awards and the changing criteria means that businesses have to be ever more conscious of the communities and environment in which they operate, as well as delivering excellent visitor experiences, so it is very pleasing that Scilly remains competitive with the rest of Cornwall. We wish all our finalists the very best of luck on the 7th November.”

Successful businesses in the Cornwall Awards will be fast-tracked into the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in February 2020 and possibly invited to represent Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the 2020 National VisitEngland Awards.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2013
    9.30am-11.30pmChurch Hall, Church Street

    This will be first AGM since the IP was formed last year.  Wolf Rock, the Islands’ marketing consultants will also make a presentation of their approach to marketing the islands. The board will report on activities for the past year including the usual matters of finance and governance.  It will also be the first opportunity for members to elect their own representatives to the Board of Directors, with four of the current Directors retiring from office.  

  • Thu
    24
    Oct
    2013
    8pm - 9pmIn your own home!

    FREE and open to all: Claire Jarrett is well-known for her real-time, online seminars or "webinars". This one is designed to help small businesses learn how to set up a marketing campaign on Facebook, even if you are new to it, and how to how to build a fan base.  You'll need to register in advance on www.clairejarrett.com/facebookwebinar. There may be a bit of a hard sell for services at the end - because she offers the webinar for free - but you can just log out at that stage!  

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2013
    8:00 pmHeadland Hotel, Newquay

    The IP supported nine Scillonian businesses in their applications to the Cornwall Tourism Awards. Four made it to the finals - Hell Bay Hotel (Small Hotel of the Year), Juliet’s Garden Restaurant (Café and tearoom of the Year), The New Inn Tresco (Pub of the Year), and St Martin’s Dive School (Tourism Activity, Sport & Experience of the Year) - and we'll be wishing them lots of luck this evening when the overall winners are announced.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2013
    10.00-13.00IP Office

    Strategy meeting

  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2013
    11.30am-1.30pmTregarthen's Hotel, St Mary's

    Meeting and lunch for IP members to learn more about Get Set For Growth, a new initiative to help small businesses with finance, and marketing & sales.

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2013
    2.00-3.30pmIP Office

    Meeting to discuss Walk Scilly and the creation of more events to boost tourism calendar.  Any member wanting to be involved should contact the IP office.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2013
    10.30am -12.30pmLife Long Learning Centre, Carn Gwaval

    Short practical training session to get you started on Twitter: creating an account, understanding how it works, using it as an effective marketing tool…

  • Wed
    11
    Dec
    2013
    10.30am - 2.00pmTregarthen's Hotel, St Mary's

    Informal gathering and networking opportunity for IP members.  Listen to short, informative presentations and business advice from invited guest speakers, including Robin Barker for Services for Tourism which managed the recent Cornwall Tourism Awards. 

  • Thu
    12
    Dec
    2013
    10.00 - 1.00pmIP Office

    Strategy Meeting

  • Mon
    23
    Dec
    2013
    12pm-3pmIP Office, Hugh Town

    Come and collect your copy of the Visit Isles of Scilly 2014 brochure, and chat with the IP directors and staff about the new look and branding.  We'll have a glass of wine and a mince pie waiting for you, too!

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