Venues, businesses and events in Charnwood picked up a host of prizes in a top regional tourism competition.
Loughborough Town Hall won the best night out category at the Leicestershire Promotions 2019 Tourism and Hospitality Awards while Loughborough was commended in the best market town category.
Charnwood 14-18, a borough council-led event to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War, was also highly commended.
Robbie Kerr, Loughborough Town Hall manager, said: “We are thrilled to have won this award and build on our Highly Commended placing last year. We have always strived to have our programme of performances and events to be as wide and diverse as possible to intrigue and inspire audiences, alongside ensuring a first-class customer experience.
“I’d like to thank my team who work incredibly hard all year round to ensure our guests have the best night out during every visit, and to our audiences who continue to support us all year round. “
Sylvia Wright, head of leisure and culture at the borough council which operates the town hall and the town markets, said: “I was really pleased to see so many Charnwood tourism businesses picking up awards. Our borough is becoming an increasingly popular destination for visitors thanks to its stunning landscapes and array of venues, attractions, dining experiences and town centres.
“These tourism awards are a great opportunity to showcase what the county has to offer. Well done to all the winners and those commended.”