Saturday, June 19, 2010

A very special night!

Last night we attended the 16th Oxfordshire Business Awards and we took a full table of managers from across all sectors of the business - a few could not attend this year due to holidays/other engagements but we had a good turn out and we were set for a good evening.

We were up for two awards:

>> First up was the Sustainability Award and we were up against The Big Bang Restaurant and Fired Earth. The Big Bang Restaurant won the award (well done Max!) and thus we picked up the Runner-up Award. A huge credit to everyone on site who has driven the sustainability agenda so aggressively over the last year or so - virtually from a standing start.

>> Next up was the Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Award and we were up against West Oxfordshire District Council and Witney Lakes Resort. We were delighted to win this award and it reflects the success of the "Buy One Day Get 12 Months Free!" scheme through 2009.

All of the award winners are then assessed for the overall "blue ribbon" Oxfordshire Business of the Year Award and we were stunned and delighted that this was awarded to Blenheim Palace!

What a huge credit to the Duke and to everyone who works here; what a huge credit to a hugely talented team of people - well done to them all!

We celebrated with a glass or two of bubbles; we hit the dance floor and the mini-bus finally dropped us all home - tired, proud but massively happy.

Blenheim Palace is a unique and wonderful resource and it is very special to have our business recognised by our peers across Oxfordshire - thank you to the organisers for a wonderful awards evening and well done again to an amazing team at Blenheim Palace.

Where do we go from here?


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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done everyone! Thoroughly deserved. As a resident in the town i am constantly amazed at the efforts that you all put in to making this national treasure so accessible, interesting and stimulating to all who take the time.
Best wishes and thanks to you all.

June 19, 2010 at 8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thoroughly deserved, what a wonderful place!

June 19, 2010 at 1:18 PM  
Anonymous John Hoy said...

Thank you to both for your kind comments!

John

June 20, 2010 at 11:53 PM  

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