The awards took place on 8 February 2019 at Bristol Aerospace, the new home of Concorde, with over 400 key tourism figures coming together to celebrate the very best of the South West, with Robin Barker commenting "“I’d like to commend you – the South West’s leading tourism businesses for your vision, investment, hard work and excellence. You have had the courage to put yourselves forward to be judged, have been through what is recognised as England’s toughest judging process, and will all be winners tonight.”
Judging was carried out by an independent panel of past winners, industry leaders and experts in their field, selected for their impartiality, experience and suitability for each category, and the Self-Catering category was judged on a number of areas such as customer service, marketing innovation and social responsibility, with Latitude50 being commended for its approach to each. The judges noted “Because it is a small highly, focused staff dealing with discerning owners and guests alike [Latitude50] deliver quick responses and calls to action for both owners and guests booked at their exclusive properties. I have yet to witness such an agency.”
The Latitude50 property showcased was Carn Mar, a luxury retreat positioned above Polzeath Beach with commanding views across the sands. The house accommodates 14 guests across three floors of contemporary coastal interiors and since joining Latitude50’s portfolio last year, Carn Mar has become one of its most popular properties, drawing visitors to Polzeath from all over the UK. This impeccable holiday home, together with the exceptional customer service and innovative marketing provided by the Latitude50 team and its network of local suppliers, proved to be a winning combination.
Carn Mar’s award-winning status is also a celebration of the many Cornish companies that have been involved along the way. Steve Thomas, Owner of Carn Mar, said: “We were blessed to work with a talented team of local architects, builders, craftsmen and interior designers who used local materials to deliver something befitting such a special location. We are delighted to be recognised by the Cornwall Tourism Awards and thank Latitude50 for the outstanding job they do in representing Carn Mar and caring for our guests.”
Jill Landeryou, owner of Latitude50, was delighted with the win. “As first-time entrants to the Cornwall Tourism Awards we are so excited to have received Gold [at the] first award ceremony at Truro Cathedral and now Silver. I am so proud of the team and their commitment to providing high-quality experiences. It is fantastic to be recognised in this way for the service we provide across the board. Carn Mar epitomises the high-quality coastal properties that we represent. Keeping our portfolio at a manageable size with a strong geographic focus allows us to offer an exceptional level of customer service to both our property owners and guests.”
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Latitude50 was founded in 1996, and since then has grown from a small start-up business to an exceptional and well establish brand, representing the very best homes in the area. Named after the geographic coordinates of Cornwall, the team are passionate about Cornwall and ensuring guests make the very best memories from their stays in Kernow.