When we asked our ‘RIPNROCK family’ (Facebook friends, Twitter and Instagram followers, e-mail friends and relatives) to nominate us for the Swansea Bay Tourism Awards we would have been over the moon to be selected as finalists in a category. Imagine our surprise and delight when we were informed that we had been shortlisted for TWO awards!
Best New Business & Best Activity Provider
Tickets were duely ordered and we arranged to share a table with our friends and partners at http://www.pittoncross.co.uk/ campsite who were also hoping for an award in the campsite section. The day was quickly upon us and posh frocks and suits were adorned.
Feeling very pleased at having got this far and that anything else would be a bonus we had an added surprise, on arrival at the http://www.swansea.gov.uk/brangwynhall and collecting a programme we discovered that we had in fact been shortlisted for THREE awards!! The unexpected new comer was for ‘Best Visitor Experience’.
The odds for success suddenly felt in our favour and little butterflies for what might be began to flutter.
The food was lovely, the company fun and interesting and, after coffee, the main event began. Many happy people feeling proud of themselves, their staff and their combined achievements as the various awards were presented.
A full list of the finalists can be found here http://www.swanseabaytourismawards.co.uk/finalists2014.php but at the time of writing, no winners list had been published.
Our categories were near to the end and the wait was almost too much to bear! But when they came, we were ecstatic with our success;
High Commendations in the Best New Business and Best Visitor Experience categories.
Here’s a picture of Company Director Sally Haines and proud husband and RIPNROCK instructor Dave collecting one of the awards
Our success is in no small part due to the support that we’ve recieved from all of our customers, the reviews they’ve left and the recommendations that they’ve made to help us improve at every turn. We’d like to express our heartfelt thanks to them and our close friends and family who have been tremendous from the very start.