Monkey Haven has won a Highly Commended Award in the Small Attraction category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015 Ceremony.
A Highly Commended Award is a considerable achievement and recognises Excellence in Tourism in England. Monkey Haven was presented with their Highly Commended Award at a glittering Awards Ceremony which was held on 11 May 2015 at The Sage, Gateshead.
Commenting on the Award James Berresford, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive said: “It is a great achievement to win a Highly Commended Award in a field of very high quality applications. The Award places Monkey Haven in the top five businesses for excellence in their category in England. I warmly congratulate them on this achievement.”
Monkey Haven received their award from Penelope Viscountess Cobham, Chair of VisitEngland and James Berresford, Chief Executive of VisitEngland
Speaking on behalf of Monkey Haven, Don Walser said “We are absolutely delighted to win a Highly Commended Award by VisitEngland. To be recognised nationally as one of the top five small attractions in England is testament to our wonderful team, who are dedicated in providing a fantastic environment for our animals and a memorable experience to our visitors. This is our fifth year of opening and our achievements to date have been remarkable; Three Gold Awards, a VisitEngland Gold Accolade and now a Highly Commended Award for Excellence in Tourism. A massive thank you to all involved for making our Island sanctuary a National Award-Winning attraction.”