Friday, July 15, 2011

News: Rotherham tourism businesses up for White Rose Awards


Rotherham tourism businesses, The Magna Science Adventure Centre and Throapham House have been shortlisted for the highly coveted White Rose Awards.

Welcome to Yorkshire has announced the 94 finalists, made up of Yorkshire's best attractions, hotels, venues and individuals from the tourism industry.

The Magna Science Adventure Centre has been named as a finalist in two categories - Best tourism experience and business tourism. The centre has picked up the business tourism award a number of times and awards recognising customer service.

Magna is the UK's first science adventure centre and is set in the former Templeborough steelworks. It celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year.

Millions of pounds have been invested in conference facilities at the centre which plays host to nationally important music events, boxing, corporate launches and award ceremonies.

Matthew Beck, managing director at Magna said: "Being a finalist in these awards is great recognition for the hard work and quality the Magna team deliver. Business tourism is very strong for us and we are looking forward to hosting the Royal Institute of British Architecture Awards later this year.

"The award for Best Tourism Experience is in recognition of the scare attraction called Hybrid X we ran last Halloween, we are just finalising plans for this year's scare experience called Bunker 13. It's wonderful to be shortlisted for awards that highlight both our corporate and leisure activities."

Throapham House in Dinnington is in with a chance of being named the B&B / guest house accomodation of the year.

The five star B&B is part of Yorkshire's Finest Accommodation, a consortium of the very finest privately owned five star properties in the region who share a commitment to provide exceptional quality and service.

Throapham House is a Grade II listed property dating from around 1750. It has been the family home to the Hollands since 1993. It was refurbished in 2006 and now Ann and Robert provide bed and breakfast accommodation in three spacious double rooms.

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: "Yorkshire's tourism economy is booming and the finalist list for the White Rose Awards indicates why. The level of high quality entries was outstanding and a firm indication that our tourism industry know the importance of offering our visitors that extra special experience."

Magna website
Throapham House website

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