Trenython Manor, a CLC World resort, took top honours in the coveted Wildlife Friendly Business category at the 2013 annual Cornwall Tourism awards.
“Last year Trenython was awarded silver and everyone worked really hard to ensure we were a finalist once again. This category is very dear to our hearts, and yes, secretly, we all hoped we had done enough for gold,” said a delighted Nick Waddington, manager of the historic hotel and lodge resort at Tywardreath, overlooking St Austell Bay.
Some 60 winners were announced at a glittering ceremony celebrating the quality and excellence of Cornwall’s best commercial enterprises. The event by Visit Cornwall, the county’s development and company tourism service, was the 12th annual awards – shining a light on businesses “that make it all happen”.
Trenython Manor has a busy wildlife program in which visiting families can participate and among its various offers promotes Nature Breaks at the resort,
“The trophies represent a tremendous amount of work and are a true reflection of the businesses winning them,” said Malcolm Bell, head of Visit Cornwall.
This year, the use of social media and a digital presence to inspire and inform visitors played a significant part in the collection of ‘evidence’ for the award. And within short order of getting their gold, Trenython’s news was being tweeted and retweeted with Tracy Dixon@greenmumsdevon tweeting “Our favourite hotel, great food, great location and great customer service.”