About the White Rose Awards & Offers

The Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards is the largest celebration of tourism excellence in the UK. Our awards recognise and reward the very best of the industry throughout Yorkshire. The awards recognise a wide range of achievement in tourism provision, such as best large and small hotels, pubs, restaurants, camping and caravan sites and cultural events. Awards applications open in early spring and winners are announced at the awards ceremony on Monday 21st November 2016.

We are proud of our rigorous and independent judging process. The independent WRA 2016 judging panel is chaired by Colin Mellors, Pro-Vice Chancellor of York University and also includes Elaine Lemm, Food Writer, Nicola Furbisher, Yorkshire Post Managing Editor and customer experience expert Mark Bradley. The panel meet to draw up a short list for each of the categories. This is followed by 6 weeks of mystery shopping undertaken by specialist companies. Finally, the judging panel spends a challenging day deciding winners.


6:15pm: Drinks reception
7:00pm: Awards and gala dinner will commence
11:30pm: Live music
01:00am: Carriages

Dress Code

The White Rose Awards is a black tie event.

The Venue

This year's White Rose Awards will be held at the Yorkshire Event Centre, a contemporary exhibition, conference and event venue in Harrogate.

The venue is well positioned wherever you're coming from or however you're getting there:

By road:
There are directions for North, South, East and West approaches into Harrogate here.
If you're using a satnav or route planner, please use the postcode HG2 8QZ.
We also offer free car parking across the entire site. When you arrive, please follow the signs for your chosen event for the best car park.
By bus:
For local buses we are on bus route No 770; the best stop to use is opposite Sainsburys. For a times and routes, the Transdev Harrogate and District website is here or you can call them on 01423 566061.
By train:
Harrogate is located midway between Leeds and York, with regular commuter train services on the local line.
We are about 2 miles from Harrogate train station, where taxis and buses are available to complete your journey.
Hornbeam Park station is about 1.5 miles from us, but there are no taxis available at this station without pre-booking. The station is connected to the YEC by a new Showground Greenway so if you'd prefer a short walk or cycle, directions are here.

Accommodation Offers

dev_logoDevonshire Arms, Skipton, BD23 6AJ - £135 B&B rate for Sunday 20th, Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd November 2016. Deluxe Double Room - Call 01756 718111 to book quoting "White Rose Awards".



WhiteHartWhite Hart Hotel, Harrogate: 10% discount on our Best Available Rate to those who contact us directly via email reservations@whiteharthotelharrogate.com or telephone (01423 505681) to make a booking for Monday 21st November. Quote ‘White Rose Awards'.



CedarCourtCedar Court, Harrogate. £79.00 inclusive of breakfast for single occupancy. £89.00 inclusive of breakfast for double occupancy. Quote ‘WRA' upon booking. Call 01423 858585.



ruddingRudding Park, Harrogate. Double room - £99, please quote 'White Rose Awards' when booking



The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

Standard Double, single use @ £99 bed & breakfast per room

Standard Double/twin @ £109 bed & breakfast per room





With thanks to our Transport provider


Previous White Rose Award Winners

Click to see the full list of winners from 2015 and selection of photographs from last year's fantastic event.


Judging Process: Jenny Higgins jhiggins@yorkshire.com

Ticket Enquiries: Emily Farlam efarlam@yorkshire.com

Sponsorship Enquiries: Katie Beney kbeney@yorkshire.com / 07771 785 669




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