New awards launch

VisitEngland has launched a new industry honour designed to showcase those establishments that provide the warmest of welcome to their guests.

The ROSE awards (Recognition of Service Excellence) celebrate the teams and owners who ‘go that extra mile’. Four Northumberland businesses are included: Alannah House, Berwick-upon-Tweed,Beacon Hill Farm, Longhorsley, Carr Edge Farmhouse, Hexham and St Cuthbert’s House, Seahouses.

The awards are unique in that recipients can advertise their accolade as long as they remain in VisitEngland’s quality scheme.

The 100 recipients includes accommodation providers, where the owners and staff really know how to delight their customers, irrespective of their star rating, style or type of accommodation. Each year VisitEngland will announce another 100 recipients.