A Cumbrian outdoor instructor has been named as one of ten finalists in a competition to find VisitEngland’s 2019 Tourism Superstar… and now he needs your vote!
The annual award, supported by the Daily Mirror, recognises the passion and hard work of tourism industry workers who consistently go the extra mile to ensure their visitors have a truly unforgettable experience.
The 2019 finalists have just been revealed with Cumbria’s own Tim Green named as one of the final ten. Tim, who lives in Keswick and is a director of Windermere-based CBA Events, is the only nominee in the North West to make the exclusive shortlist.
The overall winner will be announced during English Tourism Week (30th March – 7th April 2019) and will be invited to accept the coveted title at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.
Tim, who joined CBA Events just three years ago, has been instrumental in spearheading a new phase for the company, persuading the owners of Windermere’s Graythwaite Estate to offer their grounds as a haven for highly personalised, tailored and unrushed outdoor pursuits. He certainly has a varied role, with his daily tasks ranging from instructing visitors on RIBs, canoes and stand-up paddleboards in the Lake District World Heritage Site, to arranging unique bespoke activity packages for a highly varied range of groups including corporate teambuilding sessions and stag and hen experiences.
Known for his motto “I’ll sort it” and his seemingly limitless patience and energy, even when de-rigging a set at 3am after an action-packed day, Tim’s hard work has caught the attention of the VisitEngland judges but it’s now up to a public vote to find the overall national winner.
Tim says “‘To be chosen to represent Cumbria as a Tourism Superstar is a real privilege; there are so many great people in our area providing fantastic visitor experiences that I was really delighted to be able to be an ambassador for the Lake District, Cumbria in this process. We pride ourselves on our personalised experiences, attention to detail and enthusiasm and to be recognised for this is fantastic.”
Gill Haigh, Cumbria Tourism Managing Director says “Tim has a true passion for his home county of Cumbria and actively sells the county as a wider visitor destination. As well as taking the time to get to know his customers personally and offer a high-quality visitor experience, he is always looking for ways to go the extra mile. Our work at Cumbria Tourism wouldn’t be nearly as successful without the work of committed individuals such as Tim – he definitely deserves the title of Tourism Superstar.”
The Daily Mirror is hosting an online public vote open until midnight on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 and Cumbria Tourism is urging people to support Tim to help both him and the county to receive as much exposure as possible. Supporters can vote online at on the Mirror website as well as helping to spread the word on social media using the hashtag #VoteCumbriaTim.