BUSINESSES in Stratford district have scooped prizes at the Coventry and Warwickshire Culture and Tourism Awards.
Now in its second year, the event was organised by Touch FM owners Quidem, while Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Coventry City Council, Shakespeare’s England and Warwickshire County Council also supported the awards.
The Arden Hotel in Stratford was among the winners after being awarded the prize for best hotel – an accolade it is sharing with the Macdonald Ansty Hotel in Coventry.
The Hatton Arms scooped the award for best pub and a special recognition award was presented to Kenilworth restaurant The Cross for its performance.
The British Motor Museum won the history and heritage award.
Shakespeare’s England were recognised for the most creative marketing campaign and a clutch of special awards were handed out to the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Aviva Womens Tour.
Touch FM chief executive, Steve Orchard said: “It was great to see such a wide variety of organisations taking time out and coming together to celebrate everybody’s achievements.
“The standard of entries this year was extremely high, and in some instances, some organisations even had to share awards such was the quality.
“The night also had a few twists and turns with some special awards in the mix to recognise some truly inspirational individuals.”