THE ISLE OF WIGHT’S NEWEST ANIMAL ATTRACTION SCOOPS GOLD
AT REGIONAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2011
The Island’s newest attraction has been awarded the region’s highest accolade at
the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2011 held at Denbies Wine Estate,
Surrey on 1st December. The Owl & Monkey Haven, Isle of Wight received gold for
“Best Small Visitor Attraction in the South East of England 2011”.
The annual Beautiful South Awards are now in their 21st year and recognise
businesses and destinations across the tourism industry for their exceptional levels
of customer service and dedication to raising standards. A high number of entries to
the prestigious Awards led to an impressive shortlist with winners announced by
hosts Sue Saville, Managing Director, Tourism South East and John Williams,
Chairman of Tourism South East.
‘We offer our congratulations to all tonight’s winners’, said John Williams. ‘Our
industry’s commitment to providing the best possible customer experience and to
exceeding customer expectations is outstanding. The current economic climate
continues to present many challenges for the tourism industry – however the
standards achieved by our award winners this year show their determination to
provide their visitors and guests with memorable and outstanding experiences. The
Award winners have shown that they are truly the best-in-class and we look forward
to seeing them on the national stage at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence
Marketing Manager, Kelly Wickes said
We are absolutely thrilled to win gold for small visitor attraction. To be a ?nalist in
this category up against such strong competition was very exciting, so to actually
win is fabulous’.
Director, Don Walser said
‘We are delighted to receive such recognition from Tourism South East. This gold
award is a real testament to our staff’s unremitting hard work and everyone who
has been involved in creating the Haven’.