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Shortlist Announced

The Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards celebrate excellence and achievement across the tourism and hospitality sector and are an opportunity to recognise those businesses who have shown resilience, determination and imagination in an exceptionally challenging year.

The shortlist has now been announced, see below for full details.

The ‘Hidden Gem’ shortlist has now been announced. See the shortlist and vote for your favourite now.

All winners will be announced at a ceremony on 10 March 2022 and eligible winners across certain categories will be selected to represent Liverpool City Region at the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in June 2022.

New Tourism Business Award

  • Boom Battle Bar: Liverpool
  • Liverpool Food Tours
  • Liverpool VRVE
  • MerseyMade
  • SKAUS Store & Cafe

Independent Tourism Business of the Year

  • Duke Street Food and Drink Market
  • Fab 4 Taxi Tours
  • Liverpool Beatles Museum
  • Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatres
  • Liverpool Food Tours
  • MerseyMade
  • Shiverpool

Taste of Liverpool Award – Café/Bistro of the Year

  • Benty Farm Tearooms
  • Bold Street Coffee
  • Cafe Tabac
  • Caffe Cream of New Brighton

Taste of Liverpool Award – Restaurant of the Year

  • Buyers Club
  • Delifonseca Dockside
  • Lu Ban Restaurant
  • Lunya
  • Marco Pierre Steakhouse Bar & Grill Liverpool
  • The London Carriage Works

Pub of the Year

  • Liverpool Gin Distillery
  • Masons
  • The Bridewell
  • The Denbigh Castle
  • The Windmill Southport

Resilience and Innovation Award

  • Cruise Liverpool
  • Liverpool ONE
  • Liverpool Philharmonic
  • Lu Ban Restaurant
  • Lunya

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award

  • Redstones Cottage
  • Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust
  • Strawberry Field

B&B and Guest House of the Year

  • Sunnyside Guest House
  • The Braemar Southport
  • The Heidi Bed & Breakfast

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year

  • EPIC Apartments
  • Quest Liverpool City Centre
  • Staybridge Suites Liverpool
  • Staycity Aparthotels, Liverpool, Waterfront

Hotel of the Year

  • Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa
  • Hope Street Hotel
  • Pullman Liverpool
  • Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • Royal Liver Building 360
  • Sefton Park Palm House
  • Strawberry Field
  • Western Approaches

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • Knowsley Safari
  • Liverpool Cathedral
  • Tate Liverpool
  • The Atkinson
  • World Museum

Experience of the Year

  • British Music Experience
  • Liverpool Food Tours
  • Shiverpool
  • Treasure Trails

Unsung Hero Award

  • Connie Blakemore, Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa
  • Gerard Madden, The Bridewell
  • Hannah Todd, The Interesting Eating Company
  • Phil Phillips, National Museums Liverpool

Tourism Young Person of the Year

  • Carlotta Cervia, Hilton Liverpool City Centre
  • Dana Heard, Camp and Furnace
  • Emily Doyle, Lu Ban Restaurant
  • Jaime Stanton, Woodside Ferry Village
  • Mark Langan, Holiday Inn Express
  • Victoria Smith, Shiverpool

Liverpool City Region Hidden Gem

  • A Slower Space, Liverpool
  • Bijou Cinema Southport, Southport
  • British Lawnmower Museum,
  • Southport
  • Enelles Glass House, Southport
  • Frederiks, Liverpool
  • Invisible Wind Factory Rollerdrome, Liverpool
  • Southport Pier Pavillion, Southport
  • Sudley House, Liverpool
  • Sugar and Dice, Liverpool
  • The Watering Can, Liverpool
  • Vintage Tea Room, Churchtown
  • Volunteer Canteen, Waterloo

The Hidden Gem category celebrates the region’s best kept secrets and puts them in the tourism spotlight. Gems may be attractions, bars, restaurants, tours, or natural assets which are off the main tourism trail.

Shortlist

  • A Slower Space, Liverpool
  • Bijou Cinema Southport, Southport
  • British Lawnmower Museum,
  • Southport
  • Enelles Glass House, Southport
  • Frederiks, Liverpool
  • Invisible Wind Factory Rollerdrome, Liverpool
  • Southport Pier Pavillion, Southport
  • Sudley House, Liverpool
  • Sugar and Dice, Liverpool
  • The Watering Can, Liverpool
  • Vintage Tea Room, Churchtown
  • Volunteer Canteen, Waterloo

Vote for your Hidden Gem here.

Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 11th February 2022.

 

The Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 10th March 2022 at Liverpool Cathedral.

Approximate timings:

6.30pm – Drinks Reception (sponsored by Amion)

7.30pm – Awards Dinner

9.30pm – Awards Ceremony

11.00pm – Close

There will be an After Show party hosted by Mason’s Bar on Seel Street, Liverpool.

Tickets are now on sale via Ticket Quarter. Early bird rates are available until 31st January. Click here to buy.

Our judging is carried out by an independent panel of industry experts, selected for their impartiality, experience and suitability for each category. The initial judging will be based on the information you provide on your online entry form along with website, social media and any third party sites.

For 2021/22 judges will be looking for evidence of recent customer reassurance within their online presence as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Selected businesses may be visited (or mystery shopped) by independent judges. Please note that is a requirement of entry that entrants agree to waive or refund the direct costs of the mystery visit.

Eligible winners may be selected to represent Liverpool City Region at the VisitEngland Awards scheduled to take place in June 2022.

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available. Please click here to download sponsorship pack. For more information please contact Carolyn Knott at carolyn.knott@growthplatform.org or 07715 123481.

All dates are subject to change in line with Government advice and restrictions at that time.

  • Mon 20th Sept: Award entries open
  • Friday 5th Nov: Awards entries close
  • Thurs 2nd Dec: Shortlist announced / ticket sales open.
  • w/c 13th Dec 2021 – 31st Jan 2022: Second Round judging/Mystery Shop
  • Thurs 10 March 2022: Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards Ceremony at Liverpool Cathedral.
  • June 2022: VisitEngland Awards ceremony (date TBC).

For all enquiries relating to applications, categories, judging and event details contact Katie Isaacson at tourismawards@coolbreezeagency.com

For sponsorship enquiries contact Carolyn Knott at carolyn.knott@growthplatform.org

  • Business Events Venue of the Year – The Art School
  • New Tourism Business of the Year – Duke Street Food & Drink Market
  • Experience of the Year – British Music Experience
  • Pub of the Year -Liverpool Gin Distillery
  • Entertainment Venue of the Year – Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse
  • Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award – Mere Brook House
  • Hotel of the Year – Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa
  • Independent Tourism Business of the Year –  Western Approaches – Battle of the Atlantic Experience
  • Large Visitor Attraction of the Year – Knowsley Safari
  • Small Visitor Attraction of the Year – Royal Liver Building 360
  • Taste of Liverpool Award – Restaurant – Rockwood Bistro
  • Taste of Liverpool Award – Cafe/Bistro – Tusk
  • B&B and Guest House of the Year – Mere Brook House, Wirral
  • Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year – Staybridge Suites Liverpool
  • Tourism Star of the Year – Elle Barnes Reen, Everton Football Club
  • Tourism Young Person of the Year – Jordan Rhoda, Liverpool ONE
  • Outstanding Contribution to Tourism – Stephen Roberts, Crowne Plaza Liverpool

Our Charity Partner

Hospitality Action is the trade charity offering a crucial lifeline to people of all ages, working and retired, from the hospitality industry. Whether approached by a chef, housekeeper, school cook or bar person, Hospitality Action will endeavour to support, whatever the difficulty.

Sponsors

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Get in touch!

If you have any queries about the 2020 Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards, please do not hesitate to get in touch by using the following:

tourismawards@coolbreezeagency.com

0151 227 2727

@LCRTourism Award