|Buxton Festival Enjoys a Gold Rush|
|Thursday, 04 November 2010 16:21|
We're delighted to announce that Buxton Festival has been awarded a Gold Award at this year's East Midlands Tourism Enjoy England Awards for Excellence.
The prestigious award was presented at a glitzy ceremony at the Roundhouse in Derby. Known as the Oscars of the tourism industry the event was attended by many of the region's top tourism businesses including Chatsworth House, East Lodge Country House Hotel and the National Space Centre.
Claire Rhodes from the Festival comments ‘Winning the Tourism Event Category this year is particularly special for the Festival team as this award recognises the economic impact the Festival has on our region. Every year we welcome over 40,000 people to the Buxton for the Festival. We make sure we work very closely with local businesses to make sure that the economic impact of our visitors is spread across the Peak District and Derbyshire and its great for this work to be formally recognised.’
The Festival will now work with the local tourist board – Visit Peak District & Derbyshire – to progress to the national awards which will be held in 2011.