With all these awards cluttering the place up we thought it appropriate to offer a few words of explanation and also thanks for the support we’ve had since we started this little venture.
Winchester Business Excellence Awards
We are thrilled and very surprised to have won the Winchester Business Excellence Award this year (2015), particularly as the winners usually seem to be much larger and more businessy enterprises in comparison to our little campsite. So even though we were short-listed and invited to the awards ceremony, we had no great expectations. When our name was read out it really was one of those jaw-hitting-the-floor moments!
There are several categories for the Winchester Business Awards. The one we were lucky enough to win is the Winchester City Council Carbon Smart Business of the Year Award. We have been part of the Carbon Smart scheme since it started, and this year managed to attain Gold certification through continued efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.
The Beautiful South Awards
The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence are run by Tourism South East and Services for Tourism. In 2012/13 we won the Gold Award in the category for Sustainable Tourism.This was our first award and for it to be gold made it all the more special.
In 2014/15 in seemed unlikely that lightning would strike twice but again we were delighted when we won a further two awards: Silver in the Holiday Park/Holiday Village of the Year category and Bronze in the Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year category. We also received a Highly Commended mention in the category for Sustainable Tourism.
Winners of the Winchester Business Excellence Awards 2015
We’ve had a tremendous amount of support from many people since we started the site, particularly from the Fieldfare Leader group and Winchester City Council’s tourism department, so a huge thanks to them. Also thanks to our visitors and Podders who have left some wonderful comments and reviews, and certainly made it all worthwhile.