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Posted on 23 Sep 2011

I am pleased to be able to tell you that we had a fantastic evening at the tourism awards last night.

We won the award for Best Visitor Experience for the Canoe Safari and we can now re-enter our submission to be considered for short-listing in the National Tourism Awards that take place next May – keep fingers crossed.

We were Highly Commended for the Best Large Attraction, narrowly missing out to Sandcastle Water Park in Blackpool

Victoria was given an independent award at the end of the night as well for ‘Making a Difference to Tourism’ in the region – well done Vic!

I would like to say a big thank you to all staff and volunteers at Martin Mere for making the Centre such a success. Mystery shopping does take place for these awards so they must have been very impressed with what we offer here and I am sure the friendliness of everyone was a big factor in the decision. The awards are a fantastic opportunity to further establish our position within the North West tourism industry to take Martin Mere forward.

The food was delicous and the guest presenter was Jodie Prenger, it was great to meet her. She won the BBC programme 'I'd Do Anything' to play the role of Nancy in Cameron Mackintsh's revival production of Oliver! The head is a little sore this morning but we are setting up for the Animal Magic event so lets hope it will be a great finish to the week with a brillant weekend.

Well done everyone!