Must visit Worcestershire award-winning businesses

THREE Worcestershire businesses have won top industry honors at the 2022 Visit England Awards of Excellence.

Each company received bronze, silver or gold honors in their respective categories and were highly commended for their commitment and efforts in the tourism sector over the past 12 months during the ceremony.

Treeopia – Tenbury Wells

GOLD: Treetopia. Photo credit: Nicki Beavan.

Treetopia is a unique treehouse, overnight experience in Tenbury Wells, and was awarded the top gold award for self-catering accommodation of the year.

The company has been highly praised for providing a memorable customer experience and demonstrating excellence in all aspects of the business.

Rowley Farm Holidays – Holt Heath

Worcester News: BRONZE: Rowley Farm Holidays.BRONZE: Rowley Farm Holidays.

Rowley Farm Holidays has been described as a provider of luxury farm accommodation near Holt Health in Worcester.

The business received Bronze for New Tourism Business of the Year, recognizing excellent understanding of the vacation market since opening in summer 2020.

Severn Valley Railway – Kidderminster

Worcester News: BRONZE: Severn Valley Railway.  Photo credit: Chris Bentham.BRONZE: Severn Valley Railway. Photo credit: Chris Bentham.

The Severn Valley Railway is one of the UK’s heritage railways located in Kidderminster.

He received bronze for the Resilience and Innovation award, signifying adaptation, innovation and support to local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helen Smith, Managing Director of Severn Valley Railway, said: “Receiving this level of national recognition is truly wonderful.

“It is a vote of confidence in all that we have done to overcome the impacts of Covid and to rebuild our visitor offering, ensuring that we are the best heritage railway to visit, work and do. volunteering.

“As we celebrate a dynamic start to our 2022 season, this award is the icing on the cake and clear proof that we are doing it right.”

The county was one of the best-represented regions at the awards.

The national awards were held at the Library of Birmingham after the businesses respectively won prizes at the Visit Worcestershire regional tourism awards earlier this year.

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Councilor Marc Bayliss, cabinet member for economy, infrastructure and skills, said: “Results like this are a huge moment of pride and highlight what the people of Worcestershire already know, in what beautiful and prosperous county we live in.

“Visit Worcestershire continues to grow and does a fantastic job of encouraging visitors to explore our county. I would like to thank all of our local businesses for the part they play in highlighting what the county has to offer.”