A number of Cornish businesses were among the winners at yesterday’s South West Tourism Excellence Awards.

In total there were 76 winners announced during the online ceremony, from Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath, Devon and Cornwall.

Accommodation, food and drink, attractions, events and experiences all had their successes, along with those recognised for innovation, new businesses, sustainable tourism and accessibility.

Twenty five winners took the top Gold accolade, including the Seal Sanctuary which was named Dog Friendly Business of the Year and Carlyon Bay Hotel, which took Gold in the Large Hotel of the Year category.

Robin Barker, director of Services for Tourism Ltd, which manage the Awards, said: “I feel honoured to have been involved in the awards over the past year and the last decade. Of all the years, this has been the one that has generated the most challenges as well as the most emotions, and we are so gratified to have played our part in giving our outstanding businesses something to celebrate. They are all so deserving! We can’t wait to get out and visit as many of them as possible.”

For a full list of winners, click here.