Toasting the Best of British Bed and Breakfasts

Local favourite Grove Barn has been shortlisted for National annual awards that celebrates the best independent hosts and hoteliers from across the UK

Grove Barn has been shortlisted for both the “Outstanding Host” and regional “Hidden Gem” Award at Britain’s premier annual awards for the industry. The eviivo Awards, now in their fifth year, celebrate the best of Britain’s world-class, and world-famous bed and breakfasts, guest houses, inns and small, independent hotels.
Recently announced, the eviivo Awards 2018 shortlist has seen Grove Barn, run by Joanne Holman, reach the final stages of the nomination process. Over the coming weeks, their application will be judged by a panel of industry experts before the winners are announced at the annual eviivo Awards dinner on the 16th of October at Quaglino’s on Bury Street, London.

Today the UK Bed and Breakfast sector is a £2 billion market of owner-managed businesses. Along with the thousands of small independent hoteliers up and down the country, they make a huge contribution to the British economy and to their local communities.
Britain’s independent B&Bs, guesthouses and boutique hotels represent the pinnacle of British hospitality, providing some of UK’s most quirky and unique holiday experiences. TripAdvisor recently revealed data showing that British B&Bs are now outperforming their larger hotel rivals by over 15% on average and the UK’s hotels and B&Bs are now rated among the very best in Europe. B&Bs, pubs with accommodation and boutique hotels are an increasingly popular choice for international and domestic holiday-makers, seeking a truly British experience.

Through their market leading technology, eviivo work closely with independent owners to help them compete on an equal footing with large hotel chains online and market their properties more effectively in the highly-competitive global marketplace.

Joanne Holman of the Grove Barn commented: “At Grove Barn we work so hard to give our guests a fantastic and unique experience. We are absolutely delighted to have that recognised through this shortlisting for the Hidden Gem – South East Award and hope we are successful on the night.”

Commenting, Paul Saxby, Events Director at eviivo said: “eviivo are proud to be working with many of the finest businesses in Britain’s vibrant hospitality sector. These are often small, family-run businesses that play a significant role in driving tourism and jobs to their local community. These devoted, independent hosts take immense pride in their service and our awards shine a light on many fine examples. What unites all of our customers is their passion and tireless dedication to offering a fantastic guest experience. Congratulations to all those shortlisted and we look forward to once again celebrating the very best in the industry at this year’s awards.”

The eviivo Awards takes place onthe 16th October at Quaglino’s on Bury Street, London.

Grove Barn is situated in Cambridgeshire. For further information please see www.grovebarncambridgeshire.com

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