Shakespeare's England, the Destination Management Organisation for Warwickshire, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Coventry & Warwickshire Tourism & Cultural Awards along with many of its members. The organisation has been shortlisted in the Business Tourism category and will find out if it has won this highly coveted award at a ceremony on Thursday 21 September at Coombe Abbey Hotel.
Other members of Shakespeare's England who have also been short-listed include Warwick Conferences, Woodside, Avonlea, Chesford Grange Hotel, Coombe Abbey Hotel, Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa, Stratford Artshouse, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's New Place, Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, MAD Museum, Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, FarGo Village and The OVO Energy Women's Tour (Warwickshire County Council & University of Warwick in partnership). This year Shakespeare's England has sponsored the awards scheme in the customer care/team award category.
The event is being organised by Touch FM and Rugby FM and supported by Coventry City of Culture Trust - the organisation behind Coventry's bid to be UK City of Culture along with Coventry City Council, Warwickshire County Council, Shakespeare's England and the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.
Helen Peters, Chief Executive of Shakespeare's England stated "We are delighted to be short-listed as a finalist and to see so many of our Members not only submitting such high level entries but also reaching the finals. Winning this award would be a fantastic acknowledgment and recognition of how hard Shakespeare's England has worked in promoting business tourism in the region. In less than a year Shakespeare's England has demonstrated how much can be achieved which has been down to the hard work, imagination, drive and ambition of the team working in partnership with key members. We look forward to hearing the results next month".
For more information on Warwickshire and Shakespeare's England visit http://shakespeares-england.co.uk