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Recent Awards

VAQAS 2016

Each year we undertake an audit by Visit England's Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS), and we are so pleased to have achieved an amazing 92% in our 2016 report!

VAQAS 2016

Horticulture Week Custodian Awards

We are thrilled to have been highly commended in the 'Best Gardens/ Arboretum Team' category at the Heritage Week Custodian Awards.

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Horticulture Week Custodian Awards

We are thrilled to have been highly commended in the Heritage Week Custodian Awards in the 'Best Gardens/ Arboretum Team' category. 

The Horticulture Week Custodian Awards celebrate the best of parks, gardens and tree management, giving in-house gardens and green space managers working to ensure the best possible future for all kinds of green spaces, the chance to showcase their achievements, reward team effort and highlight to stakeholders the vital role they play.

For more information about the Heritage Week Custodian Awards click here

Living InOxford Awards

We have been voted Oxfordshire's Favourite Attracion in the 2016 Living InOxford Awards

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Living InOxford Awards

We have been voted Oxfordshire's Favourite Attracion in the 2016 Living InOxford Awards. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 25th February 2016 at the magnificent Weston Library, with 250 businesses competing in a number of categories.

The awards are voted on by readers of Living InOxford Magazine and categories included 'Oxfordshire's Favourite Restaurant' and 'Oxfordshire's Favourite Event'.

To find out more about the awards, visit awards.livinginoxford.com.

Cotswold Life Family Business Awards 2015

We are pleased to have won the the award for 'Outstanding Contribution to the Cotswold Economy'.

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Cotswold Life Family Business Awards 2015
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Cotswold Life Family Business Awards 2015

Cotswold Life Business & Professional magazine have been dedicated to celebrating family businesses with the Family Business Awards now in their third year. 

These awards recognise the leading family businesses in both Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire and celebrating achievements of companies both big and small.

Nicky Godding, Cotswold Life Business Editor commented “Family run companies are at the forefront of the local economy and we are proud to be celebrating them and their huge contribution to the Cotswolds”

The awards ceremony took place on Friday 20th November 2015 and we were delighted to be awarded the prize for Outstanding Contribution to the Cotswold Economy in the Oxfordshire category.

For more information on the awards and on Cotswold Life Business & Professional magazine, visit their official website: cotswoldlife.co.uk.

Group Travel Awards 2015

We are very pleased to have won the 2015 Group Travel Award for 'Best Group Dining Experience!

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Group Travel Awards 2015

We have been voted Best Group Dining Experience in the 2015 Group Travel Awards. Members of our Group Sales Team received the award at a gala ceremony held in London at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel.

In claiming the title we beat off strong competition from the likes of runners-up Bateaux London, Planet Hollywood, Rainforest Café and the Savill Garden.

Commenting on the award John Hoy, Chief Executive said: “It is wonderful to win this prestigious award amongst such esteemed finalists, as recognition for our efforts in welcoming group travel organisers to Blenheim Palace.”

The awards are voted on by readers of Group Travel Organiser Magazine and incorporate all aspects of the visitor experience from the pre-visit information and transport to get the group to the destination, to where groups stay and what they visit when they arrive.

"The Group Travel Awards are the longest established event celebrating excellence in the supply of services to group travel organisers,” said Group Travel Organiser’s Sarah Jeffery.

“The winners are voted for by the readers of GTO magazine through personal experience over the last 12 months. 

“Blenheim Palace is to be congratulated on winning the 'Best Group Dining Experience category,” she added.

For more information about Group Travel Organiser and the awards please visit www.grouptravelorganiser.com

Hudson's Heritage Awards 2015

We are thrilled to have won the 2015 Hudson's Heritage Awards for 'Best Wedding Venue' and come highly commended in the 'Best Eating Out' category!

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Hudson's Heritage Awards 2015
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Hudson's Heritage Awards 2015

Blenheim Palace has won one of the prestigious 2015 Hudson’s Heritage Awards, announced on Tuesday 3rd March. We scooped the award in the Best Wedding Venue category and came highly commended in the Best Eating Out category! 

Established in 2011, the awards are an independently judged annual national scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites and celebrate the very best visitor experiences.

Dan Snow, historian and broadcaster, presented the awards at Goldsmiths Hall in London with around 100 guests including owners and managers of the winning entries, representatives of the heritage tourist industry and the media. The lunch was hosted by an independent judging panel of heritage experts including Chairman Norman Hudson OBE, heritage consultant; Lucinda Lambton, writer and broadcaster; Jeremy Musson, architectural writer; Simon Foster, consultant to Channel 4’s Country House Rescue and Ken Robinson, CBE, tourism business consultant. The sponsors were accountancy and investment management group, Smith & Williamson.

Sarah Greenwood, publisher of market leading guide, Hudson’s Historic Houses & Gardens said “We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2015 Hudson’s Heritage Awards today. The judges consider everything about the visitor experience from what you can do to refreshments, toilets and merchandise as well as innovative events, exhibitions, weddings and celebrations. All our winners offer their visitors fantastic experiences and Hudson’s are immensely proud to be involved with a scheme that rewards and recognises the very best heritage attractions.”

John Hoy, Cheif Executive of Blenheim Palace said “We are delighted to have won a 2015 Hudson’s Heritage Award. Winning one of these awards demonstrates the high standards and commitment we offer our visitors to ensure their experience is the very best. Receiving this award is acknowledgment and recognition that Blenheim Palace is amongst the elite of heritage attractions in the UK”.

 

For more information about Hudson’s Heritage Awards please visit www.hudsons-awards.co.uk

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