We are delighted to have been shortlisted for a popular business award!
The finalists for the annual Shropshire Business Awards have been revealed this week and Buckatree Hall Hotel is up there with the best.
We are overwhelmed to have made the shortlist for the fourth year running and will be doing everything we can to bring home that trophy – just like we did in 2014!
In our category, the Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Award, we are up against Lakeside Coaches Limited, Hadley Park House Hotel and Wroxeter Hotel.
All companies which I am sure do their bit for Shropshire, but we are determined to make sure we do the most and do our family owners proud. We’ve been shortlisted because of the hard work we do in generating tourism for Shropshire, boosting the local economy here and making sure our guests are happy. So, in part, thanks goes to you as well for all your positive feedback – and the advice we have had about how to make your stay a better one, because we’ve reacted to it all.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be visited by a team of judges who will make the final decision.
It’s the 17th time these awards have run and we’ll find out if we’ve won in front of 600 people at an Oscars-style awards night at The International Centre in Telford on June 23.
The event is organised by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and we’re delighted to be part of it yet again. We love business in Shropshire (as you can see from our last blog post…) and now we’re hoping that businesses in Shropshire love us enough to name us winner of this award. Keep your fingers crossed for us.
Wayne Jenson with Shropshire Chamber of Commerce members
There are many different aspects to running a hotel and, while a big part of what we do is focused around guests’ experiences – making sure your food is delicious, your room is clean and the service you receive is top rate, we also do a lot behind the scenes to contribute to the business community here in Telford.
We’re one of 32 Shropshire Chamber of Commerce patrons – which gives us access to a whole range of opportunities such as business events across Europe. This helps us push the Buckatree even further and in turn offer you an even better experience here as we’re learning from the best of the best.
More locally, it enables us to work with partners from across the county, help Shropshire’s economy thrive and it also shows to you that we’re a respected part of the business community.
We also host the Chamber’s Telford breakfast networking club and regularly provide a venue for the Telford Business Club.
We do all of that because we care about what’s happening right here in Telford and we want to do our bit to promote our great town across the county and beyond.
There’s no point having such fantastic facilities (including the Buckatree of course!) if we don’t shout about them and ensure everyone knows what’s on offer here.
There is also a lot to be said for networking face-to-face, while so much these days happens online you can’t replace a good old chat with a fellow business owner. And weeks or months down the line while they may have forgotten about a faceless email sent to them, they’re less likely to forget about shaking your hand and sitting down for ten minutes or so to discuss the economy and what can be done to continue to ensure Telford thrives.
We’ve also got our own business club, with exclusive rewards including discounted accommodation and food, free meeting room hire and special promotions and offers.
You can join by visiting www.buckatreehallhotel.com/buckatree-business-club.
If you’re a Shropshire company then we encourage you to do all you can to be a valuable part of the business community – and if you’re a resident then why not consider what you can do to ‘shop local’ and keep the economy growing!