North East England Tourism Awards Case Studies


Colman's Seafood Temple

Colmans Seafood Temple have been serving their award-winning fish and chips for four generations. Now serving the finest coastal cuisine from their seafood restaurant, this family-orientated business won Gold for Taste of North East England at the 2022 North East England Tourism Awards. Director, Richard Ord shares his experience of being part of the Tourism Awards process.

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Kielder Observatory

Kielder Observatory is one of the most remarkable places to visit in the whole of the UK. A public astronomical observatory which is second to none, under some of the darkest skies in the world where you’ll find “infinite inspiration” and wonders you could never have imagined! Kielder Observatory won Gold for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year at the 2022 North East England Tourism Awards.

Dan Pye, Director of Astronomy and Science Communication at Kielder Observatory tells us about the impact winning an award has had on their business.

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Triple A Food Tours

Triple A Food Tours, run by Amy Whitfield, take visitors on a culinary journey around some of the region’s best-known restaurants as well as the lesser known hidden gems, with tours in NewcastleGateshead; Northumberland and Durham. As a new business Amy tells us why she decided to enter the awards for the first time, and how picking up Gold not only at the North East England Tourism Awards, but also at the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence as benefited her business.

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Hotel Indigo, Durham

Hotel Indigo, Durham is a luxury hotel in the heart of the city.

As winner of the Gold at the North East England Tourism Awards for Large Hotel of the Year, the hotel went on to compete at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence national award when it picked up the silver in the same category.

General Manager, Tom Orange, says the awards have helped to showcase not only the hotel, but Durham and the wider region.

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