AWARDS

Double Success at The Kennel Club's Be Dog Friendly Awards

18th October 2015 – We are proud to announce that the Beach Café and Holkham Beach have been voted winners in the nationwide competition run by the Kennel Club’s Be Dog Friendly Awards 2015.

The awards were presented at Eukanuba Discover Dogs at ExCeL, London. The awards recognise businesses and places to visit that go that extra mile for our canine comrades and are based solely on public votes.

The Beach Café at Wells, a Holkham business, won the best Cafe/Restaurant category. Voters commendations for the Beach Café included:
“There are dogs everywhere - it’s just amazing”
“We used the dog wash facility before sitting inside the cafe and enjoying a coffee and cake”
“The Canine Club is a great idea. Will definitely be back”
“The best dog friendly cafe in the UK”

Holkham Beach won the best Beach category award. Commendations from voters included:
“Wonderful beaches with the best canine friendly facilities all year round”
“Lovely expanse of sand – our dogs can run free”
“Miles and miles of lovely clean sand. Great to sit amongst the sand dunes”

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The Beach Café at Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham Beach won awards at the Kennel Club's be Dog Friendly awards

Holkham Studios was highly commended in the CPRE Norfolk’s Askham Award

24th September 2015 – Holkham Studios was highly commended in the CPRE Norfolk’s Askham Award.

Created in 2012, this award recognises the creative and sympathetic use of land or buildings in the countryside.

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Holkham is a runner up in the Rural Business Awards 2015

August 2015 – Holkham Studios was runner up in the Rural Business Awards 2015 in the Best Rural Construction Project category.

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Holkham Studios wins RICS award

6th May 2015 – Holkham Studios won the Commercial Category in the RICS Awards 2015, East of England.

The project was also shortlisted for the Building Conservation and Regeneration categories.

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Holkham Hall scooped the award as the Best Family Day Out

Holkham Hall wins prestigious 2014 Hudson's Heritage Award

Holkham has won one of the prestigious 2014 Hudson’s Heritage Awards which were announced at a lunch reception on Tuesday 18 February at Goldsmiths Hall in London.

Holkham Hall scooped the award as the Best Family Day Out. The awards, which were established in 2011, are an independently judged annual national awards scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites and celebrate the very best heritage experiences.

The lunch was hosted by the independent judging panel of heritage experts: Chairman Norman Hudson OBE, heritage consultant; Lucinda Lambton, writer and broadcaster; Jeremy Musson, architectural writer; and Simon Foster, consultant to Channel 4’s Country House Rescue. The sponsors were Smith & Williamson, Spear’s magazine, the Whetstone Group, Peel Heritage and Signpost hotel guide.

David Horton Fawkes, Estates Director at Holkham Hall said “We are absolutely delighted to have won a 2014 Hudson’s Heritage Award. Winning one of these awards is testament to the high standards and commitment to excellence we offer our visitors to ensure they have the best possible experience. Receiving this award is a wonderful acknowledgment and recognition that Holkham is one of the best heritage attractions in the UK”.

Loyd Grossman congratulated Holkham on their award, commenting “visiting children and adults of all ages, including the local community, have been given so many new opportunities to discover new ways to enjoy the landscape, park, architecture and collections.”

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L-R, Mandy Connor Manager Beach Café, Daniel Wakefield Assistant Manager, Alan Miller General Manager, Steve Bennett 'Be Dog Friendly'

Kennel Club's Be Dog Friendly Awards 2014

9th November 2014 – We are proud to announce that the Beach Café has been voted the winner of the best Cafe/Restaurant category in the nationwide competition run by the Kennel Club’s Be Dog Friendly Awards 2014. A double-delight too as Wells-next-the-Sea Beach won the best Beach category award.

The awards recognise businesses and places to visit that go that extra mile for our canine comrades and are based solely on public votes. The Beach Café was described by a voter as - ‘The most dog friendly place I know.. open all year round, friendly, caring and helpful… with great facilities for our dogs’ and Wells-next-the-Sea Beach as ‘Miles and miles of golden sand for the dogs to romp around…. much loved by all dog owners who visit…. available all the year round’.

The photograph above (Beach Café) shows, left to right, Mandy Connor Manager Beach Café, Daniel Wakefield Assistant Manager, Alan Miller General Manager, Steve Bennett ‘Be Dog Friendly’. Pictured below (Wells Beach), left to right, are: Rosemary Smart, Kennel Club Chief Executive, Rebecca King, Assistant Manager Pinewoods Holiday Park, Laurane Herrieven Holkham Marketing Manager, Steve Bennett ‘Be Dog Friendly’.

L-R, Rosemary Smart, Kennel Club Chief Executive, Rebecca King, Assistant Manager Pinewoods Holiday Park, Laurane Herrieven Holkham Marketing Manager, Steve Bennett ‘Be Dog Friendly’

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