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Shepherd Neame brewery has been announced as a finalist in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category at the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2011.
Shepherd Neame was named the regional winner in the Beautiful South Awards in October last year, and has now been shortlisted along with three other attractions for the national accolade.
The Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2011 celebrate the best of English tourism. Attractions are rigorously reviewed by independent assessors and judged by a selected board of tourism industry experts. The overall winners of each category will be announced at a ceremony in Birmingham on 15 April 2011.
Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre manager Graham Hukins said: “We are delighted to have been announced as finalists for the national award. This is a real boost for the team who have worked exceptionally hard to provide a first-class experience for our visitors.”
Jeremy Brinkworth, head of business development at VisitEngland and member of the judging panel commented: “It has been truly inspiring to be reminded of the wonderful events, institutions, accommodation and people we have working within England’s tourism industry. We have been impressed with the level of dedication shown by each of the businesses to their guests as well as their local environment. This year’s finalists have raised the bar and it is fantastic to be able to reward this commitment”.