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Our Unsung Heroes

The Ribble Valley Tourism Awards are an annual event and it’s is a celebration of really great things happening in the leisure and Tourism sector.

It has never claimed to be an award ceremony to showcase the ‘best of’ as such, more to recognise the achievement, ambition and determination of local businesses and their members of staff who go above and beyond to make customers who visit the area feel really welcome, so when they leave their experience of the Ribble Valley and it’s people are truly memorable.

Not one, but two members of the Eaves Hall team bought trophies back for the ‘Unsung Heroes’ category.

This is what the Tourism Board had to say about our ‘Unsung Heroes’ 


Amanda Farrington

Hardworking stalwart and as a housekeeper at the popular wedding venue, always remains level-headed in spite of having to meet demanding turnaround times. She turns up for work come rain or shine, most recently battling through snow and covering colleagues’ absences.



Ben Wain

 A hidden gem in their business. He sees very few guests and yet he comes about at night at this popular wedding venue, and painstakingly picks up confetti pieces from the garden, polishes the brass work and rakes up the gravel in a Zen-like style, ultimately ensuring guests experience the wow factor.



Eaves Hall


It wasn’t only Eaves Hall that scooped awards for James’ Places. See the full list of winners venues below.

Inspirational Tourism – The Spinning Block Holmes Mill – Heidi Kettle and Christine Hollin (James’ Places)

Creative Tourism – The Emporium Interiors – Christine Lee and Catherine Hollin (The Emporium Interiors)

Excellence in Customer Service – Jeremy Ferris (Mitton Hall)


Great teamwork guys!



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