Beamish shortlisted in North East Business Awards 2018

February 8th 2018

Beamish is delighted to have been shortlisted in the North East Business Awards 2018.

We’ve been named as a finalist in the Tourism & Hospitality category in the Durham, Sunderland and South Tyneside area heat.

The museum has been shortlisted alongside Event Durham and Sunderland City Council.

Richard Evans, Beamish’s Director, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award, which recognises the importance of tourism and hospitality to the North East economy, and our role as part of the region’s business community.

“Beamish has just achieved a record number of visitors once again – with more than 760,000 people last year.

“We also employ more than 430 people and are supported by more than 500 volunteers – and the news that we have been shortlisted for this award is a tribute to their hard work and dedication.

“The museum is also supported by some 40 businesses across the region and we hope that this news will help us secure even more support in future – without the help of people and businesses across the North East we simply couldn’t do what we do.”

The North East Business Awards are staged by The Journal and Gazette newspapers, in association with North East England Chamber of Commerce and a host of sponsors. Awards will be presented at a ceremony on 8th March at Durham’s Ramside Hall Hotel.

The Tourism & Hospitality Award is sponsored by the University of Sunderland.

Organisations from across the region are competing in 12 categories in three heats, in Durham, Sunderland and South Tyneside; Northumberland and Tyneside and Teesside.

In 2017, Beamish was named Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the North East England Tourism Awards for the fourth consecutive year.