Wilton Court Restaurant with rooms, Ross on Wye has once again been recognised as ‘’Restaurant of the Year’’ in the ‘’Forester Business Awards’’ 2016.
The award was presented to Head Chef Rachael Williams and Stef Marshall Assistant Manager at the awards Gala dinner held at the Bells Hotel & Forest of Dean Golf and Bowls Club, Coleford on Thursday 21st April 2016
Owners Roger and Helen Wynn are absolutely delighted at Wilton Court’s hat trick of awards this week which include maintaining their 5 Gold Stars and 2 Rosettes after their AA inspection on the 20th April. They have also recently been awarded a Gold Award from Visit Wales for 2016
Helen said ‘’It is the teamwork and all the hard work that everyone puts in that makes it happen. We are very proud’’.
Pictured with the Forester award left to right Steph Marshall Assistant Manager Helen Wynn Owner Rachael Williams Head Chef
We are delighted to announce that Wilton Court has achieved yet more recognition in being awarded ” Restaurant of the Year ” at the Forester Business Awards held at the Forest Hills Golf Club on Thursday 24th April 2014
Helen and Roger commented ‘’we are honoured to be amongst the winners, recognising the best businesses within the Forest and Wye Valley. We would like to thank our team who all work incredibly hard and it’s marvelous that their dedication has been rated so highly’’
Recognising the best businesses in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley area The Forester Business Awards 2014 has began with a bang proving that this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever before!
This will be their fifth year presenting the Business Awards and every year it just gets better with more entries and an increase in popularity as we celebrate some of the best businesses the Forest and Wye Valley have to offer .
Entrants will be featured in The Forester and the winners and runner ups will be announced at a Gala Awards Black Tie Dinner to be held at Forest Hills Golf Club on Thursday 24th April. Category The winners will receive a 2014 Business Awards trophy as well as coverage within The Forester.
This year there are thirteen categories waiting to be won. These are: to which Wilton Court has been shortlisted for Restaurant of the Year
Tourism Award Sponsored by Wildin & Co
Small Business of the Year Sponsored by SPP Pumps
Young Business Person of the Year Sponsored by The George Inn & Millingbrook Lodge
Pub of the Year Sponsored by Marstons Brewery
Restaurant of the Year TBC
Customer Service Award Sponsored by The Warranty Group
Retailer of the Year Sponsored by Weydean Properties
Health and Beauty Award Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline
Green Business of the Year Sponsored by Vantage Point Business Village
Apprentice of the Year Sponsored by Gloucestershire College
Family Run Business of the Year Sponsored by Griffiths Marshall Accountants
Business Person of the Year TBC
For further details please contact Tina Coleman, Forester Commercial Manager on 01594 820623
Helen and Roger Wynn pictured attending the Flavours of Herefordshire gala dinner held at Lyde Court and Helen pictured with Jules Hudson the compare best known for presenting BBC two Escape to the Country. He also frequently presents sections on BBC one Countryfile.
Wilton Court was awarded a Bronze Award for the Gourmet category and Stacey Barber Sous Chef was runner up in the Young Chef Category.
H Weston Cider is winner of the National Chamber of Commerce Awards for Excellence in People Development
H WESTON LEDBURY CIDER MAKER WINS TOP UK BUSINESS AWARD
A Ledbury cider maker has beaten off competition from some of Britain’s best businesses to win a leading UK industry award.
Family-owned H Weston and Sons Ltd picked up the British Chambers of Commerce’s prestigious national Award for Excellence in People Development, sponsored by Composite Legal Expenses.
Cider and Perry maker Westons was praised by judges for its introduction of the Westons Academy and its recognition for the need to ‘grow its own’ people to ensure staff have the necessary skills to lead the business into the future.
John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “Westons stood out from the rest of the field in this category for its belief that to achieve its objectives for growth, it needs to invest in and develop its own staff.
“That’s a shrewd decision and the company has visibly demonstrated the impact that nurturing a workforce can have on the bottom line through its Academy, which is a clear asset to the business.”
Since the introduction of the Academy three years ago, each department has Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) linked to the business’ objectives, which are tracked on a sometimes daily basis.
Through the Academy, the firm’s 180-strong workforce can benefit from one-to-one coaching, skills training, management training and the ability to train for national qualifications.
And it is working. Feedback from staff has shown that 98 per cent agree/agree strongly that they are proud to work there, 88 per cent say they have opportunities to develop and 98 per cent say they can openly communicate with their boss.
Herefordshire has more than 3,000 orchards-more than anywhere else in the UK-making it ‘The Country of Orchards’, or as John Evelyn the diarist put it in 1664, ‘Herefordshire has become in a manner an entire orchard’.
To celebrate this rich orchard heritage, The Royal Horticultural Society in partnership with the Herefordshire Year in the Orchard has launched the RHS Pomona Awards. The RHS Pomona Awards will be awarded to orchards in Herefordshire that are exceptional in a variety of ways. We want to celebrate the achievements of growers, horticulturists, cider makers and amateurs who carry on the wonderful orchard tradition with new practices, techniques and varieties. If you know an orchard-any size- that deserves recognition, you can enter it in the traditional bush orchard categories of the RHS Pomona Award.
For more information and application go to www.yearintheorchard.org
Entries must be submitted by 30th June 2011
Herefordshire Year in the Orchard
Two hundred years ago Thomas Andrew Knight published his beautifully illustrated Pomona Herefordiensis, the first book cataloguing in detail varieties of apple and pear. A renowned horticulturist, he helped to found what became the Royal Horticultural Society and in 1811 became its second President.
To celebrate these bicentenaries and Herefordshire’s forgotten horticultural hero, 2011 has become Herefordshire Year of the Orchard. To help you join in the country’s celebrations there are events and activities taking place throughout 2011. Here are just a few examples to whet your appetite!
• Walks, talks and activities in orchards with Once Upon a Tree
• Celebrate Blossomtime with the Big Apple
• Learn about the life of Thomas Andrew Knight through the talks and exhibitions at the Hereford Cider Museum and the Hereford Museum & Art Gallery
• Explore the wildlife of orchards by joining a bat walk, moth night or bird watch
• Walk on and apple tree mosaic outside Hereford Cathedral
• October is the month of apples with numerous apple days, apple displays-everything apple!
• Plant and apple tree in your community with Pommunity Herefordiensis
• Christmas fairs offering local mistletoe and orchard produce
Want to know more? Visit www.yearintheorchard.org