Uttoxeter Racecourse Scoops Retail, Leisure, Culture and Tourism Business of the Year
Uttoxeter Racecourse has been judged Retail, Leisure, Culture and Tourism Business of the Year at the prestigious Staffordshire Chambers Business Awards 2018.
In a glittering ceremony at the Staffordshire County Showground, the racecourse, centrally located in the heart of England, and set in rolling Staffordshire countryside, received the accolade as a gleaming example of all that is positive about the county.
Delivering a first-class tourism offer all year round, Uttoxeter is home to 25 race fixtures per annum, including the Betfred Midlands Grand National, Music Live Race Night, Ladies Night, Great British Family Funday, and Summer Cup, as well as hugely popular events such as the Marston’s Beer Festival and Acoustic Festival of Great Britain.
With its array not just of race meetings, but dining and conference facilities, family events, venue hire opportunities, and special events, the course prides itself on adding significantly to the offer of the county as a whole, bringing tens of thousands of visitors to the area every year.
“Winning this accolade is recognition of the very highest standards on which the venue prides itself,” says Uttoxeter Racecourse executive director David MacDonald.
“Our desire is to make Uttoxeter Racecourse a beacon for what is best about Staffordshire. We want Uttoxeter Racecourse to be an absolute exemplar of a visitor experience - and that is what we work tirelessly every day to provide.
“Uttoxeter Racecourse is not an island set apart from all around it. It is one of the finest adverts we, as a county, have for ourselves.
“It is also the only business tourism venue in Staffordshire that offers both the thrill of a day at the races and an opportunity to do effective business.”
With 110 acres of land set in beautiful countryside, Uttoxeter Racecourse is the most versatile and flexible outdoor event space in Staffordshire.
“What better way to showcase Staffordshire than in a place that, at its core, delivers the most memorable of day outs, amidst the finest of facilities, in the beauty of the Staffordshire countryside?” says David.
“We never stop in seeking to make Uttoxeter Racecourse the absolute best visitor experience it can be. What we do here is a team effort. We all work together, and we are proud to be a key member of the Staffordshire business and tourism community.
“We have been part of the fabric of Staffordshire for more than 100 years, and, as we adapt to rapidly changing times, long may that continue.”