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Specialist Retailer/Supplier of the Year
Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards. We were winners for the second time at the annual food and drink awards organised by Cumbria Life magazine. The judges praised Tebay Services Farmshop for putting Cumbria on the map.
TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice
Awarded annually by TripAdvisor to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn excellent reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10 per cent of properties on tripadvisor.co.uk.
Winner: Large Leisure and Tourism Business
Cumbria Family Business Awards. In the inaugural year of this event celebrating the achievements of family businesses, Hairy Biker Dave Myers presented The Westmorland Family (Tebay Services and Rheged) with the Large Leisure and Tourism Business award.
Samworth Brothers Rural Action Award
Tebay Services and Gloucester Services were joint recipients of this award at Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards, which recognises businesses that support rural communities to maintain a vibrant, sustainable and prosperous rural economy.
Best Retail Entrepreneur (CEO Sarah Dunning)
Our former CEO (now Chair) received the Best Retail Entrepreneur award (turnover over £20 million) at the inaugural Investec Food and Drink Entrepreneur of the Year event held at the House of Commons.
OBE for services to food, drink and hospitality (CEO Sarah Dunning)
Our former CEO (now Chair) was named in the New Year’s Honours List, receiving the OBE in recognition of her services to the food, drink and hospitality sectors.
Outstanding Contribution to Cumbrian Food and Drink
Judges at the Cumbria Life Food & Drink Awards gave a special award to CEO Sarah Dunning and Tebay Services for championing and supporting local food and drink.
Excellence in Practical Farming and Business Award (Dunning family)
The Royal Agricultural Society of England’s Excellence in Practical Farming and Business Award recognises those who set a lead for other farmers on a regional or national basis.
David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award
Our Caravan Park won this award for the seventh time since 2006 for its efforts in reducing its impact on the surrounding environment.
UK’s first five-star motorway service area
Tebay South became the first recipient of a five-star rating under VisitEngland’s Motorway Service Area (MSA) quality scheme. Tebay Services also received a five-star rating in 2015, one of only seven MSAs to achieve the top rating, and we have retained our five-star rating ever since.
Grand Prix of Gastronomy
Presented by the late food critic Egon Ronay, founder of the British Academy of Gastronomes, this award was given annually to the person or business that had done most to improve the quality of UK food. Previous winners included HRH The Prince of Wales, the Roux brothers, Jane Grigson and Somerset Cheddar.
Family Business Director of the Year (CEO Sarah Dunning)
Our CEO (now Chair) was named Family Business Director of the Year at the Institute of Directors Awards.
Winner: Food Retailer, BBC Food and Farming Awards
Tebay Services won the Small Retailer/Food Retailer/Local Retailer category of the BBC Food and Farming Awards, which honour those that do most to promote the cause of good food.
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