Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2021

Wow What a Night! Full of Dazzling Lights & Spectacular Heights at Liverpool Cathedral
The Evening Included a Full-On Session with the Famous Organ too –
The Sounds were Sublime!
Exquisite sounds and funkilicious beats from AfricaOye & Deana’s Music.
An evening full of wonderful people, from sharing our table with the gorgeous Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Meeting familiar friends Paul Beesley, Joel Jelen, Hope Street Hotel, and the Denbigh Castle, just to name a few!


Picture by Gareth Jones

Outstanding food & service from Horseradish Catering- Thankyou!
We were thrilled to be shortlisted for Tourism Young Person of the Year – with our darling girl Victoria Smith and Shortlisted for Tourism Experience of the Year too.
Can’t tell you what a surprise it was and how delighted we are to Win Independent Tourism Business of the Year!
Fiercely proud to fly the flag for OutdoorArts and Storytelling in the city…
The judges commented that the winner’s commitment and passion for the city was infectious and they clearly demonstrated their ability to adapt to new audiences. Their advocacy for the visitor economy in highlighting visitor attractions, hospitality and bars to their audiences to greater benefit of the visitor economy is commendable.


Liverpool City Region Tourism awards 2021 and the Liverpool Cathedral. Picture Jason Roberts

We want to thank Owain Wyn Evans for being a scintillating host with the most! You were just simply stunning!

Guests at the ceremony on Thursday evening enjoyed a three-course meal courtesy of Horseradish Catering with entertainment from Kasia Masai and Deana Walmsley.

Peter Sandman, head of visitor economy at Growth Platform, said: “Huge congratulations not only to the well-deserved winners tonight but to everyone at Liverpool Cathedral tonight and our sector as a whole.

Liverpool City Region Tourism awards 2021 and the Liverpool Cathedral. Picture Jason Roberts

“For the last two years this industry, like many others, has faced unprecedented challenges and tonight has shown a resilient and united sector able to look forward and celebrate together.”

Headline sponsor of the awards were Liverpool BID Company. Chief executive Bill Addy, said: “Tourism is a major economic driver in Liverpool city region, but it also reflects its heart. From music to attractions, culture to food, we love to welcome visitors, as much as we love to be tourists in our own backyard.”

Associate sponsors were Liverpool ONE, National Museums Liverpool and Quest Liverpool whilst category sponsors were ACC Liverpool, BDO LLP, EPIC, Influential, Liverpool Cathedral, Lu Ban Restaurant, Merseyrail, Owen Drew, The Guide Liverpool, Ticket Quarter, Wild Thang and Wirral Chamber of Commerce.


Picture by Gareth Jones




Tourism Young Person of the Year sponsored by National Museums Liverpool

Carlotta Cervia, Hilton Hotel Liverpool

Unsung Hero sponsored by Liverpool ONE

Gerard Madden, The Bridewell

New Tourism Business of the Yea sponsored by EPIC

Liverpool Food Tours

Independent Tourism Business of the Year sponsored by Influential


Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award sponsored by ACC Liverpool

Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust

Experience of the Year sponsored by Merseyrail

British Music Experience

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year sponsored by Ticket Quarter

Royal Liver Building 360

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year sponsored by Wirral Chamber of Commerce

Liverpool Cathedral

Resilience and Innovation Award sponsored by BDO LLP

Lu Ban Restaurant

Hidden Gem Award sponsored by The Guide Liverpool

The Watering Can

Taste Award – Cafe/Bistro of the Year sponsored by Lu Ban Restaurant

Bold Street Coffee

Pub of the Year sponsored by sponsored by Wild Thang

The Denbigh Castle

Taste Award – Restaurant of the Year sponsored by Quest Liverpool

Lu Ban Restaurant

B&B / Guest House of the Year sponsored by Liverpool Cathedral

Sunnyside Guest House

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year sponsored by Owen Drew

Epic Apartments

Hotel of the Year sponsored by Liverpool BID Company

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award sponsored by Growth Platform

Max Steinberg

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