Ramada Plaza scoops double awards success
Merseyside hotel has picked up two accolades at the Southport
Ambassador Awards 2011.
The Ramada Plaza hotel in Southport celebrated after Lisa Ray was
victorious in the Most Professional Chef category and John Rigby won
the Best Bartender award. Four other members were also shortlisted
for the awards which took place at the
General Manager Enda
Rylands said:- “We’re all very proud of Lisa and John for
winning these awards. We received more nominations than any other
venue in this year’s competition and to win two categories shows the
great work the team is putting in at the Ramada Plaza.”
The annual awards recognise exceptional service to the public in the
tourism, hospitality, leisure and retail sectors across Southport.
The other Ramada Plaza staff on the shortlist for the Ambassador
Awards, dubbed the ‘Ammies’ were Kirsty Bevington
(Most Welcoming Receptionist), Lucy Prescot (Young Person of the
Year), Martin Godfrey (Most Supportive Manager) and John Cooper
Mr Rylands added:- “Last year we won the Unseen Hero category
and we were also runners up in the Most Supportive Manager award so
it was great to go one better this year and pick up two awards. All
six finalists from the hotel showed great enthusiasm and passion for
our customers and we are honoured to have their talents in our
The Ramada Plaza, which is under the management of then hospitality,
is set in the heart of the new waterfront development on Southport’s
promenade close to the Victorian pier. It boasts 133 stylish rooms
including eight with floor to ceiling windows offering panoramic
views of the coastline.
Other facilities include a fitness suite, four meeting rooms and a
brassiere. It is ideally situated next to Southport Theatre and
Convention Centre and the Portland Hall Spa.
For more information about staying at the Ramada Plaza visit:-
Book Signing - St George's Day in Formby
will be Prichards Books, Formby on St George's Day, 23 April 2011,
from 10am to 11pm and 2pm to 3pm to sign copies of her
"Village that was Formby." Also Michael Kelly will be at the
shop from 11am to 12pm (noon) for "Kitty Wilkinson", "Mothers
of the City" and "Liverpool's Irish Connection".
Also as an extra John Rapilliard will be attending from 11.30am to
1.30am for British Viking. That's not forgetting Stephen Bayley will
also be at the Pool Cafe for "Astrobods" a fun series
akin to Mr Men with a space theme from 11am to 1pm.
Southport pupils prove how easy it is to pedal – Big Pedal results
PUPILS from 11
schools in Southport made an astonishing 28,916 journeys by bike to
school and back, over three weeks in March as part of a national
cycle race called the Big Pedal, which saw over 800 schools across
the UK compete to be the fastest.
The race, powered by UK charity Sustrans and funded by the cycle
industry through its Bike Hub, was created to inspire and encourage
children to cycle on a regular basis, to show just how easy and
cheap it is to swap the car for a bike for shorter journeys.
Nationally, over 1.2 million journeys were made by bike to and from
school by teachers, children and parents in just three weeks.
Larkfield Primary school won first prize in the Sefton regional
category after finishing in 59th place, out of 828 schools that
entered from across the country. The school will receive a new bike
to raffle to all children that took part, in the summer term.
Mary Kelland, Sustrans Bike It officer for Southport comments:-
“I was amazed at the effort from children, parents and teachers for
this year’s race, it was a huge success. It was brilliant to see
bike sheds and playgrounds full of bikes from children who had got
to school under their own steam. Cycling really helps to improve a
child’s confidence, independence and health, not to mention the
environment in which we live. The race has encouraged many children
and their parents to use two wheels instead of four on the school
run, demonstrating just how easy it is to cycle to school.”
Pontrhydyfen Primary School in Port Talbot, Wales, claimed first
prize for the fastest national time.
This year’s race followed a similar format to the Tour de France;
each day was a different time trial, with different stages, from
long flat sprints to hillier mountainous climbs. The more children,
parents and teachers that cycled in to school on each day, the
quicker time the school was awarded for each stage.
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