East Lindsey Business Awards: Past winners in focus

April 17, 2019

The catch up with past East Lindsey Business Award winner continues this week, and this time we're taking a look at Brackenborough Hall Coach House, which won the Accommodation Provider of the Year Award in 2018.

Situated on an 800 acre farm at the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Brackenborough Hall Coach House opened in 2007 following renovations to the Coach House which also saw it converted into three self-catering apartments. This sympathetic renovation scheme was just one of the reasons the judges picked Brackenborough Hall Coach House as the Accommodation Provider of the Year. The business was also singled out for the way the farm is integrated into the visitor experience and judges praised the fact that visitors are encouraged to explore further afield and so add value to the local economy.

Reflecting on the Awards win, owners Paul and Flora Bennett, said: "Winning the Accommodation of the Year Award was a great boost for us. We put a lot of hard work into our business and it is wonderful to know that what we are doing is the best! We got great coverage on Facebook, Twitter and in the local press, and also thoroughly enjoyed the awards ceremony evening meeting other like-minded businesses.

"We entered the East Lindsey Business Awards to get local publicity for our self-catering apartments. We get a lot of local business and it is important to keep reminding people that we are here and can provide a convenient location for to accommodate visiting family and friends, for a family gathering, or for a unique wedding location. We have used our success in both the East Lindsey Business Awards and the Select Lincolnshire Awards to apply for Best Self Catering in the Lincolnshire Tourism Awards. We are now also working on maximising our bookings by increasing our marketing and also hope to attract more weddings."

The Accommodation Provider of the Year Award is once again up for grabs at the 2019 East Lindsey Business Awards, so if you think you've got what it takes to win it, or one of the ten other awards on offer, head to www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/ELBA and complete a nomination form or call 01507 613119 for more information.

The East Lindsey Business Awards wouldn't be possible without sponsorship from local businesses and there are a range of sponsorship opportunities available for the 2019 Awards. Businesses wishing to get involved should visit the website for more information.