Recognition for Isle of Wight businesses

By David Newble

Thursday, November 29, 2012

 

Recognition for Isle of Wight businesses

Isle of Wight Steam Railway won silver at the Beautiful South Awards. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

UPDATED 11:50*

THE Isle of Wight Steam Railway has earned a major tourism accolade by netting a silver prize in the Beautiful South awards staged by Tourism South East last night (Wednesday).

The railway, which last week won the Isle of Wight Chamber Of Commerce’s tourism award, was just pipped to the top spot in the best large attraction category by the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu.

Brookside Cottage, an eco-friendly cottage in Shorwell was highly commended in the sustainable tourism category and Goodleaf Tree Climbing which offers tree climbing experiences across the Island was also highly commended in the best tourism experience category.

Chairman of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, Steve Oates, said: "It is brilliant news for the railway and indeed, for the Isle of Wight."

*Goodleaf husband and wife team Paul McCathie and Abigail Fox were presented with their award by Heart FM DJ Toby Anstis.

Paul said: "We were thrilled to be awarded Highly Commended against such high calibre competition. We’ve really benefited from working in the South East; the Isle of Wight is a brilliant backdrop for our business and we’ve had fantastic local support."

Goodleaf

Toby Anstis with Paul McCathie and Abigail Fox of Goodleaf, a representative of award sponsors Treasure Trails and Ken Robinson, chairman of Tourism South East.

Reporter: davidn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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