FLAVOURS OF HERRIOT COUNTRY AWARDS 2018
We celebrated with our very worthy winners of this year’s awards at The Garden Rooms, Tennants, Leyburn and are proud to give them a BIG FRONT PAGE SHOUT OUT!
Here are all our category winners and sponsors.
We were proud that our Flavours of Herriot Country Special Commitment award goes to…
FOR OUTSTANDING COMMITMENT TO THE PROSPERITY OF THE YORKSHIRE DALES
The Wensleydale Creamery, based at Hawes, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is renowned for its traditional cheese-making skills.
It is well recognised for its business innovation, and the continuing development of new cheese and dairy products.
Always going above and beyond to accommodate its visitors, to give them an unforgettable experience, the Creamery successfully combines a fully operational dairy, and is a well loved tourist destination in the North of England, attracting 300,000 domestic and international visitors annually to its Visitor Centre.
With a turnover of £29million, the business plays a vital economic role in the deeply rural area in which it is situated, contributing £14m to the local economy through milk payments, wages and purchases.
David Hartley, MD of the Wensleydale Creamery, was named as one of Grant Thornton’s 2018 Faces of the Vibrant Economy.
Flavours of Herriot Country Awards 2018
CHAIR OF BOARD
Irene Myers, Irene Myers & Associates
Cllr Carl Les, Leader, North Yorkshire Country Council
Ian Ashton, Chair, Herriot Country Tourism Group
David Shields, Area Director, Welcome to Yorkshire
Malcolm Warne, Communications Officer, the office of Rishi Sunak MP