D ARTMOUTH Steam Railway & River Boat Company. A steam railway, river boats and a bus service enables this company to offer something for everyone, and innovation and marketing has been at the heart of their successes
They impressed the judges by clearly demonstrating how marketing and innovation had made a significant contribution to their success in the past 12 months.
General manager Andrew Pooley said: "This is fantastic. It's the culmination of three years hard work by a dedicated team who go out come rain or shine. They all deserve this accolade."
S TAGECOACH HOP 12 has seen the company actively align itself with the tourism sector to not only provide a more accessible service relevant to visitors, but to actually become a valued contributor and supporter of local tourism.
Marketing manager for Stagecoach Helen Scholes said: "It is really nice to be recognised. As a bus company you don't naturally think of us as being part of the tourism industry but we wanted to look at what we are doing and say how can we do things differently.
"We are very passionate about tourism and looking forward to working with the English Riviera Tourism Company to make a difference."