Organisations from across the county attended the fifth Staffordshire Tourism Awards at a prestigious ceremony at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Wednesday 15th November 2017.
Colton House won an amazing fifth Gold in the recently expanded category of Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year. This now includes Restaurant with Rooms, Pub with Rooms, ‘Boutique’ B&B, Town House B&B, Guest House, Bed and Breakfast hotel/’limited service’ hotel (any size), ‘Room Only’ accommodation, Wedding venue with accommodation.
Ron Lawrence from Colton House said ‘we were proud to have won two gold awards and are pleased that we have won for five years in succesion’.
The judges were looking for accommodation that offers excellence and something that makes it stand out from the crowd, innovation and creativity, allied to excellent service.
Colton House also won Gold in the Sustainable Tourism category, designed to reward tourism businesses who can illustrate their excellence and commitment to sustainability best practice and who can demonstrate the importance of protecting the environment and using local suppliers. This is the fifth year Colton House has won an award in this category, and are the only winners of two gold awards.
The awards were independently judged and verified by Service Science. Entrants were reviewed and marked on their commitment to delivering excellent customer service, training and skills for employees, sustainability and environment, along with dedication to best practice, quality of service and product.
Colton House will now represent Staffordshire on a national level, automatically going forward to the 2018 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, which will be held in Spring 2018.