Food Festival and Brean Leisure Park win top awards
teams behind Brean Leisure Park and Burnham-On-Sea's Food and Drink
Festival are celebrating after winning top awards at the Sedgemoor
Business Awards last night (Thursday).
Leisure Park won both the 'Family Business of the Year' award and
the 'Large Business of the Year' award, while Burnham Food Festival
scooped the 'Community Engagement Award' during a ceremony held
at Bridgwater's McMillan Theatre.
Leisure Park's Alan House told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's fantastic
to have won these two awards - it's such a boost for our team in
the run-up to the new season. We have invested in our staff and
facilities and are really proud about what we do for the local economy."
Food Festival's Bev Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea: "Sarah
and I are over the moon to be recognised for our community engagement
- we set out to create an event that the whole community is welcome
to attend and that the whole community can benefit from. Many congratulations
also go to BARB Search & Rescue on being short-listed for a
fourth year - a wonderful public recognition for our 'unsung heroes'."
BARB was also short-listed for the Community Engagement award, having
previously won it three times before, and it congratulated the Food
Festival duo, saying: "It's great to see the award coming back
to Burnham, and to see such a hard-working couple as Bev and Sarah
winning, whom we congratulate."
other winners during Thursday's event included Independent Trader/
Retailer of the Year to Wilkins Jewellers, Customer Service Excellence
to Clavelshay Barn, Micro Business of the Year to Clavelshay Barn,
Small Business of the Year to the Preseno, and Engaging with Nuclear
Award to MMES.