News: Highgate House retains Excellence in Tourism Gold Award
8 Oct 2010
Highgate House in Northamptonshire has, for the second year running, been named the best Business Tourism establishment throughout the East Midlands by the EnjoyEngland Excellence in Tourism Awards. It is also the third year in four that the Sundial Venue has collected this accolade.
The award was announced at a ceremony held in Derby's Roundhouse venue and collected on behalf of all the team at Highgate House by its Deputy General Manager, Paul Loughnane, and Sundial's Midlands Cluster General Manager Paul Williams. "Having won it last year we didn't quite know what to expect," explained Williams, "but we're thrilled to again receive this honour and I'd like to thank the members of my team who work so hard to offer superb hospitality to our guests."
Highgate House occupies a 26 acre estate in Creaton, seven miles North of Northampton town centre and has operated for over forty years primarily as a dedicated conference and events venue. In recent years it has established an excellent reputation for weddings, special occasions and hotel bookings; at the time of writing it sits top of the 32 Northampton hotels rated on Tripadvisor.
It was a welcome tonic for Paul Loughnane, who just the previous evening had been representing Highgate House's Terrace Restaurant in the final of the Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards. "I was quite happy just to be a finalist last night, given the quality of the competition. Tonight I am ecstatic though, as we were not just competing in our county but the East Midlands region as a whole."
The competition judged businesses in various areas including their services offered, facilities, catering, staff development, marketing campaigns, involvement within the local community and caring for the environment, among other such categories. Highgate House will now go on to represent the East Midlands region at the national awards early next year.