National Accolades for Yorkshire Attractions


Once again key attractions and visitor destinations from across Yorkshire have put the region on the map after winning a handful of awards at this week’s Visit England Excellence Awards.


Yorkshire was recognised in eight categories, from Whitby’s Captain Cook Memorial Museum picking up a gold award for best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year through to Samuel’s at Swinton Park in Masham receiving a Gold accolade for the taste of England category.


It was great to see Eureka, the National Children’s Museum recognised too; they collected an award within the Access for All category. My children, who are 9 and 7, have grown up with the attraction and never tire of dropping in to check out their latest exhibition, each time enjoying a new experience and getting something different from the trip as they grow and look at things differently.


It’s a well-deserved accolade. We have also recently worked with the Eureka team, during a seasonal campaign for one of our clients, and we were able to see first-hand how hard the team work as well as the outstanding results that they achieve.


Closer to home Wakefield Visitor Centre took home a silver award for Visitor Information Provider of the Year, a fab achievement and icing on the cake for the City Centre following the first ever Retailer Awards, which took place last weekend.

Awards create natural opportunities for individuals and organisations to shout about their experience and expertise. They are a fantastic platform for showcasing best practice and shouting about the things that you are doing really well.


It’s great seeing people rewarded for their hard work and the pride of those that get on the stage to pick up the accolade. If you’re doing great things, you’re proud of your team and your organisation’s achievements then awards are an excellent way to celebrate what you do. 


As a PR agency, we help many of our clients identify awards that would be relevant to them, integrating local and sector award opportunities into their annual communications plan.


Why not think about your award potential, it costs nothing to check them out and who knows you could be picking up an accolade too. Not only is it a great boost for your team but gives credibility and acknowledgement of the great work that you are doing. Awards also show that you are confident and proud of what you have achieved.


Well done to all of the Visit England winners, especially those for the Yorkshire Region!