Mylor Sailing & Powerboat School shone in last night’s (June 8) VisitEngland Awards, scooping two Golds.

Cornwall was nominated across five categories, making it the top equal county in England, having progressed from winning in the Cornwall and the south west awards before achieving national success.

The sailing school triumphed in the Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award and Experience of the Year categories, while Three Mile Beach was named England’s New Tourism Business of the Year.

The Idle Rocks in St Mawes took Silver in the Small Hotel of the Year category, while Glynn Barton also received a Silver, for Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year.

The winners were announced at a ceremony hosted by broadcaster and author Clare Balding at the Library of Birmingham.

The VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, running for more than 30 years, celebrate and champion innovation, quality and best practice across the industry recognising businesses and individuals who raise the bar of England’s tourism offer.

Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston said: “Our superb tourism businesses offer something for everyone and the sector is one we can be proud of. It is fantastic to see so many hardworking businesses of all sizes recognised for their gold-standard contribution to English tourism and I congratulate all the winners.”