Best Visitor Attraction Business at Western Morning Business Awards
The distinguished panel of Judges for the 2012 Western Morning News Business Awards Best Tourism/Hospitality Business category have awarded Kents Cavern third place making it the top ranked Visitor Attraction business.
Kents Cavern was award third place behind the Ashburton Cookery School and Nathan Outlaw Restaurants who took Silver and Gold respectively.
Nick Powe, owner of Kents Cavern said:
"We recognise that standing still is not the route to sustainability in this industry. We are constantly improving our offer and adding activities and events to ensure we attract visitors and residents from across the region, all year round.
"I am delighted to have achieved this result which makes us the top Visitor Attraction business in the South West."
The Tourism/Hospitality sector is a key element of the Westcountry’s economy and this award rewards the businesses that the judges feel add something truly special to the area and make the region an even better place to visit.
Judges were looking for businesses that can demonstrate a clear commitment to building the area as a tourist destination, to increasing visitor numbers and enhancing the visitor experience.
Over 400 business leaders from Devon, Cornwall and Somerset attended the event, which featured a keynote speak from Major General Andy Salmon CMG OBE, co-founder and honorary president of the Lympstone-based C-Group charity, which raises awareness and understanding of Royal Marines as well as supporting the rehabilitation of injured Royal Marines.