Hull Truck Theatre has been shortlisted in two categories for the 2019 White Rose Awards, the largest tourism awards ceremony in the UK.
This year’s ceremony will be the biggest event to date: there will be 19 categories in total, and several new categories have been added to the list, including Awards for Accessible and Inclusive Tourism, Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism and an International Tourism Award.
Hull Truck Theatre is a finalist in the Arts & Culture category, as well as in the new Accessible and Inclusive Tourism category.
The award ceremony, which celebrates the very best in food, drink, accommodation and attractions in Yorkshire, will take place at the Leeds First Direct Arena on Monday 25th of November.
Claudine Shaw, Welcome to Yorkshire’s Head of Special Projects, said: “A huge well done to everyone who’s made it onto this year’s shortlist. The White Rose Awards is one of our flagship events, and it’s such a privilege to be able to honour the stars of Yorkshire tourism. The competition is always tough as the standards are so incredibly high in the county. Good luck to everyone and we can’t wait to see you on the night for one of the biggest parties of the year.”
Elaine Lemm, White Rose Award chair, said: “This year’s panel of prestigious industry-wide experts have been well and truly put through their paces shortlisting for the recently revamped White Rose Awards. With the standard of entries continuing to rise, competition was fierce, and choosing finalists not easy. With the attention to detail, passion and sheer hard work seen from so many superb businesses, it is easy to see why Yorkshire has an outstanding reputation for tourism and hospitality.”
Janthi Mills-Ward, Executive Director at Hull Truck Theatre, said: “The White Rose Awards is the largest tourism awards ceremony in the UK and we are thrilled to be a finalist in the Arts & Culture and the new Accessible & Inclusive Tourism category. Our mission is to be a cultural flagship for our region and a welcoming home for our communities, we pride ourselves on reducing barriers to attending the theatre and making Hull Truck Theatre as welcoming to first time attenders as to long-standing patrons. We are grateful that our work is being recognised, and we are proud to have been shortlisted for these prestigious Awards alongside several other brilliant local organisations.”
[Alina Cretu – Hull Truck Theatre]