Pocklington Post backs premier tourism awards

Bridlington accountant David Dowson

Bridlington accountant David Dowson

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As one of the sponsors of East Yorkshire’s premier tourism awards, the Pocklington Post this week launches an occasional series, Pride of East Yorkshire, looking at local companies associated with the industry.

This we spotlight local cider makers, the Colemans Cider Company, based at Kilham and Ruston Parva.

The Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards (REYTAs) are now in their seventh year.

Organised by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY), they honour the very best, from major visitor attractions and events to hotels and accommodation providers, restaurants, pubs, cafes, food and drink retailers and producers.

The Pocklington Post is sponsoring the category for the best caravan park or holiday village.

A total of 14 awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony scheduled for The Spa, Bridlington, on Thursday March 17, including the Remarkable Taste of East Yorkshire and Remarkable Newcomer.

Colemans Cider Company will be vying for success in both of those categories.

Visit www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com/reyta to enter for free.

Closing date for entries is January 22.

Chartered Accountants Lloyd Dowson, with offices in Bridlington and Scarborough, has become the latest business to confirm its sponsorship support for the awards.

Lloyd Dowson will be sponsoring the Remarkable Hotel Accommodation Award.

Tourism is one of Lloyd Dowson’s specialist subjects and the company is recognised as leisure industry experts.

A member of the British Holiday and Home Park Association, it has clients across the country.

Company chairman David Dowson has been involved in tourism and regeneration for nearly 20 years.

“Excellent customer care and business practises are essential to any successful business and to its longevity,” said David Dowson.

“We are delighted to be sponsoring at the REYTA Awards for 2016.

“It is important to us to be involved in the REYTAs as they recognise the vital role of tourism along the

Yorkshire Coast and the importance of celebrating the achievements of individuals within it.”

VHEY tourism manager Andy Gray said it meant 10of the 14 categories were now sponsored.

“We’re tremendously grateful for support from the local business community,” he said.