More than 100 businesses have made the shortlist in the prestigious White Rose Awards, which celebrate the very best of tourism in Yorkshire.
The awards are the UK’s largest celebration of tourism and cover 17 categories, from the best Yorkshire pub to outstanding customer service. The Tropical Butterfly House is a finalist in the Large Visitor Attraction category.
Louise Larcombe, Marketing Manager at the popular wildlife attraction; “All of the staff at the Tropical Butterfly House are absolutely thrilled to have made it to the final. We are all passionate about the wildlife centre and do our very best to make sure visitors have a great day and that the animals we care for are happy; it’s lovely to receive recognition for our efforts”
Hundreds of people will come together later this year for a spectacular awards dinner to celebrate the county’s finest tourism businesses.
Colin Mellors, chair of the White Rose Award judges, said: “Yorkshire’s tourism is a remarkable sector with fantastic hospitality, facilities and produce on offer.
“Those shortlisted should feel very proud to have been selected against such strong competition. Choosing the eventual winners this year will be a really tough task.”
Last year’s event made history when more than 1,000 people watched as Take That superstar, Gary Barlow, and co-writer of The Girls musical, Tim Firth, were made honorary Yorkshiremen at the first direct arena Leeds.
Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “Once again the entries for this year’s White Rose Awards have been exceptional across all categories, so a huge congratulations to those who have made the shortlist.
“As the largest celebration of tourism in the UK, the White Rose Awards are a fitting tribute to Yorkshire’s fantastically diverse businesses that work tirelessly to help to make the county number one.”
The Tropical Butterfly House is open daily, year round and is located just five minutes from the M1, junction 31, go to www.butterflyhouse.co.uk to plan your visit.