SDR wins two golds at Herald Express Tourism Awards 2015

On 15th October 2015 at Torre Abbey in Torquay, the English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards ceremony for 2015 was held in conjunction with the Herald Express and in association with Wollen Michelmore solicitors. 

We are delighted to have won TWO Gold Awards. 

The first was for 'Best Visitor Attraction' which we shared jointly with Torre Abbey.

The second was for 'Best Tourism Activity?experience', which we shared with Unique Devon Tours.  This award was for our steam Drive a Train experience days, the format and delivery of which thoroughly impressed the judges.

Overall, the judges were full of praise for what we do and the way we do it which had made us stand out, and they all said our awards were richly deserved!

Both awards are a very fitting tribute to all volunteers and paid staff throughout the organisation without whom the railway could not survive.  In particular, it is the friendly approach towards our visitors and the efforts you all make to welcome people that has really counted and, for that, everyone should take due credit.  

They also reflect the fact that we are able to provide an all-round visitor experience through the combined efforts of all parts of the South Devon Railway.


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SDR PR and Business Development Manager, Dick Wood, and Company Secretary, John Haslam, with the Herald Express awards.