We were thrilled to learn that Yew Tree Barn was the winner in the 'Small Leisure & Tourism category at the Cumbria Family Business Awards last Friday. The glittering black tie awards ceremony at the Low Wood Bay Hotel was an amazing event, hosted by celebrity chefs The Hairy Bikers and attended by over 300 guests. It was a great evening, with many highlights, crowned by the announcement that we had won, and we're now the proud recipients of this fine trophy, on display here at Yew Tree Barn.
One of the co-creators of the Awards, Sophia Newton said: “We were inundated with some incredible entries this year, and Janett, Sue and I were burning the midnight oil to get through them as they came in right up to the wire. The judges had extremely difficult decisions to make so the finalists should be extremely proud of themselves! This year has yet again seen a record number of entrants and we’ve been absolutely blown away by the strength and diversity of applications.”
Head Judge and main event sponsor Graham Lamont, MD of award-winning family run chartered accountants, tax and business advisory firm Lamont Pridmore said: "Following another record-breaking year, I want to thank all of the family businesses who entered and congratulate all the finalists. I look forward to meeting them all at the upcoming Meet the Judges sessions. There is a real family business spirit in Cumbria and as a family firm, Lamont Pridmore understands the challenges and rewards that working with family brings. We are thrilled to support these awards and celebrate their success and contribution that family businesses make to this vibrant county.”
The finalists will now each meet with the specially selected panel of expert judges across two days of interviews before the judges make their final decisions. The winners will be announced at the glittering ceremony in March. You can find out more information about the awards at www.cumbriafamilybusinessawards.uk