08:30 July 28, 2022
Entries are now open for the East of England Tourism Awards 2022-2023, and the Grand Hotel of the Year award, sponsored by Ensors, recognizes full-service hotels that provide memorable guest experiences in our area.
The winner will demonstrate excellence in all aspects of the business, from reception to facilities and food. Chris Barrett, partner at Ensors and judge for this category, explained that this is essential for companies that want to stand out, as every element of a hotel contributes to delivering a great experience.
“We work closely with a number of independent hotels across East Anglia and therefore understand the challenges and opportunities they face in these economically uncertain times,” said Chris. “There are some great success stories locally and we hope to highlight them and perhaps, in the process, inspire others in their future development.”
Chris said the past few years have undoubtedly been very difficult for the tourism industry and that makes awards like the East of England Tourism Awards more important than ever because “we should all be cheered where the cheer is due – celebrating success and positive experiences.”
As a judge of this category, what kind of business will Chris be looking for as the winner?
“One who can demonstrate success financially, creative strategic thinking, innovative development, and perhaps most importantly – because without this the other three are not possible – a great team of staff who are loyal, hardworking and dedicated .”
He added that Grand Hotel of the Year is an accolade you “can’t buy” and that it “really recognizes the greatness of the industry”.
So whether you’re a hotel manager with a great team behind you or a member of the public who’s recently enjoyed a hotel-worthy stay, be sure to take the time to walk in and shout at the fantastic experiences offered in the region. .
Meet the godfather
Accustomed to working with all kinds and sizes of leisure and tourism businesses, Ensors takes a proactive approach to driving business transformation.
In addition to preparing accounts and the year-end audit, he also provides many other services, including tax planning, maximizing depreciation for fixtures and renovations, refinancing supply and preparing forecasting, fraud analysis and accounting assistance.
Working from regional offices, their team is there when you need them. They understand the challenges from a local, national and global perspective, including the financial pressures that can arise due to the seasonal nature of many business models.
Whether you are looking to launch a start-up, grow or plan your exit strategy, you can count on expert advice and support from Ensors.
Archant organizes and hosts the annual East of England Tourism Awards to recognize and celebrate businesses and individuals who contribute to the regional tourism economy. The prizes are open for entries until Sunday, October 2. To enter, please visit www.tourismawards.co.uk