Cornish businesses have been announced  as finalists in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

Mylor Sailing & Powerboat School has been shortlisted in the Accessible & Inclusive Tourism and Experience of the Year categories.

Also hoping for national glory, are Glynn Barton (Self Catering Accommodation), Three Mile Beach (New Tourism Business) and The Idle Rocks (Small Hotel).

Applications to the nationally recognised awards were put forward for judging from businesses across England including hotels, self-catering accommodation providers, B&Bs, glamping operators, visitor attractions, restaurants, pubs and museums.

The 45 finalists, announced following a rigorous judging process by handpicked tourism industry experts, will now go on to compete in 15 core categories at the national awards, with a presentation ceremony set for June in Birmingham.

VisitEngland chief executive Patricia Yates said: “These awards celebrate the businesses and individuals in tourism across England who have delivered excellence during the last year and it is fantastic to see such an outstanding list of finalists.

“The impressive list reflects the sheer scale of innovation, quality and experiences across England’s tourism industry and I congratulate all the finalists and wish them the very best of luck.”