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Aspire Sponsor Successful Night at the Manchester Tourism Awards

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Aspire Recruitment sponsored this year’s Manchester Tourism Awards, held on Tuesday 2nd December at the National Football Museum.

The Awards, which celebrate the positive effect that local businesses have in promoting tourism into the region, was hosted by Marketing Manchester and sponsored by Aspire Recruitment. The night included food and drink, and commended the restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues and more that support Manchester’s £6.6bn tourism industry.

Nick Brook-Sykes, director of tourism at Marketing Manchester, said:

"Greater Manchester's tourism industry continues to go from strength to strength and these awards are a fantastic means of demonstrating that. It's a terrific occasion and a great opportunity to recognise some of the business, organisations and individuals that excel far beyond what is expected and set the standard for others across the region. I'm delighted for all of tonight's winners and I wish the best of luck to those who are now eligible to go and compete on behalf of Greater Manchester at a national level at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence."

Michelle Leeson, Director of Aspire, commented:

 “The Tourism and Hospitality sector provides over 80,000 jobs in the GM area, and it is the employees that undertake these jobs that are crucial to the success of our visitor economy.

We, at Aspire Recruitment, recognise the importance of good, reliable employees and the part they play in enhancing the visitor experience, increasing the bottom line through repeat business, and driving reputation as a result of excellent customer service.

In response we offer a bespoke and flexible service to meet your needs as an employer.”

The full list of winners were as follows:

Hotel of the Year - sponsored by Polkadot Design & Print
The Lowry Hotel
Crowne Plaza Manchester Centre (Highly Commended)

Large Tourism Event of the Year - sponsored by Manchester Airport Group (MAG)
Manchester International Festival

Small Tourism Event of the Year - sponsored by Verdure Floral Design
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Restaurant of the Year
Manchester House

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year - sponsored by Virgin Trains
The Lowry

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year
BBC Tours at MediaCityUK

Serviced Apartments of the Year
The Place Aparthotel

Tourism Experience Of The Year - sponsored by MediaCo
Wandering Duck
Manchester Ship Canal Cruise (Highly Commended)

Tourism Star of the Year - sponsored by Hotel Gotham
Andrew Archibald - The Lowry Hotel

Sustainable Tourism Award - sponsored by NOMA
Novotel Manchester Centre
Manchester Central (Highly Commended)

Best Entertainment Venue of the Year - sponsored by Street Cars
The Met

Tourism Retailer of the Year - sponsored by Play Factore

Business Tourism Award - sponsored by Fisher Audio Visual
The University of Manchester Conferences and Venues

People's Choice Award - 'Best Tea Room' - sponsored by the Manchester Evening News Diary Page
Annie's Restaurant & Tea Shop