Award Winning Day – Celebrating Success at the 2020/21 Cornwall Tourism Awards
Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park wins Silver and Bronze at the Cornwall Tourism Awards
The Langmaid family and the park team were delighted to scoop two fantastic awards at the Cornwall Tourism Awards Day. Family-run Mother Ivey’s was picked by the judges as the recipient of the Silver Award for a ‘Wildlife Friendly Tourism Business’ and were over the moon to receive a second award, Bronze in the ‘Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Business’ category.
The Cornwall Tourism Awards, which recognise achievements of businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, held their Awards Ceremony virtually on 25th February and it was a fantastic success, says Patrick Langmaid, owner of Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park. “Despite the particularly challenging past twelve months for all, we have very much welcomed being part of these awards, to share in the celebrations of business excellence and investment in the hospitality sector.” Patrick was particularly honoured to be recognised in these two award categories as, “Operating sustainably and protecting our beautiful environment has always been a top priority for Mother Ivey’s, as has working with and giving back to local charities and others in the community.”
Over the past year, there has been significant investment by the Langmaid family in their park at Mother Ivey’s, which Patrick is delighted has been reflected in these awards.
“We’re not resting on our laurels either,” said Patrick, “We have a new General Manager, Gavin, who will help us maintain our high standards across the park and he is also helping to implement some fantastic new initiatives, which includes electric car charging points, new water saving urinals and Wi-Fi across the whole of the park.”
Patrick has also long been an advocate of investing in his team and paying his staff the Living Wage. Mother Ivey’s was the first ever accredited Living Wage campsite in the whole of the UK and over the years Patrick has encouraged many other businesses to accredit. Patrick still says today that accrediting was a sound business decision, helping achieve a committed, stable and loyal workforce who provide a first-class service and memorable holiday experience to the park’s guests.
Double celebrations as Martha’s Orchard has success at the Awards too.
There were further celebrations for the Langmaid family as sister site, Martha’s Orchard luxury retreat in Constantine, took home Silver in the Holiday Park of the Year Award.
Success didn’t stop there either, as Rob Hawkins was a winner in the ‘Unsung Hero’ category, in recognition of his commitment to excellence at Martha’s Orchard. Rob’s exemplary guest service and always going ‘above and beyond’ his duties helps visitors have the most memorable stay possible at the secluded and dog friendly retreat.
With celebrations all around and looking forward to the year ahead Patrick said, “A special thanks must go to the organisers of the Cornwall Tourism Awards and all of the award sponsors too.”