The Upstairs Gallery at Beccles has done it again! Scooping the award for best small attraction for the second year running, following their recent award for Business Brain of Britain, the celebrations at the gallery this week are plenty.
The news came just a few weeks after winning the award for Business Brain of Britain, sponsored by Heart radio and AVIVA!
Awards are judges on certain achievements, visitor enjoyment, core values, and are visited by a judging team to ascertain the criteria and standard is kept.
The Lowestoft Journal and The Beccles & Bungay Journal teamed up Waveney Tourism Forum for the 4th Annual Waveney Sunrise Coast Tourism Awards. The awards recognise and praise the efforts and innovations of the local tourism industry in Waveney
Waveney Tourism said “Each year we see attractions and accommodation providers developing their product to benefit customers and improve the visitor experience of the area. The Sunrise Coast Tourism Awards recognise those achievements by the industry”.
This year categories included:
Best Bed & Breakfast
Best Holiday Park
Best Large Attraction
Best Small Attraction
Best Heritage Venue
The judging panel is made up from members of the Waveney Tourism Forum and the Lowestoft Journal. Other winners at this years conference event were Africa Alive – Best Large Attraction, The Upstairs gallery – Best small attraction, Beccles Church tower – Best Heritage Venue, Catherine House – Best Bed and Breakfast and Heathland Holiday Park for Best Holiday Park, the winning Hotel was Victoria hotel at Lowestoft.
Michelle from the Upstairs Gallery says ‘This is an immense celebration for our town to be recognised as one of the best places to visit and stay. I am so proud of Beccles acheivements, the community here works very hard to work together for everyone’s enjoyment. With a 15 roomed arts gallery, we do a lot of work for artists with the media, and for sales across the UK, all voluntary. A lot of hard work is done by volunteers in the town, and its nice to be recognised for those efforts. Congratulation to Beccles Church Tower and Catherine House! What a scoop for Beccles Businesses!!’
The show now on at the Upstairs gallery is the final showcase of the year, and what a huge event it is, SUFFOLK OPEN STUDIOS WINTER SHOW showcases the talents of artists across Suffolk, at one venue. With a huge selection of gifts, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture and artwork, this is the BIG SHOW!
Why not come along and see why we are one of the most popular venues for Artwork in East Anglia! Keep updated on our website for news and events EVERY MONTH www.theupstairsgallery.co.uk
Exchange Square Beccles Suffolk NR34 9HH