Award-winning TV chef and broadcaster Andi Oliver will host this year’s Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards.
Taking place at Liverpool Cathedral on Thursday, May 16, the black-tie award ceremony recognises excellence across the city region’s tourism and hospitality industry with 17 awards categories.
Andi has had a rich and varied career with food and music being at the forefront throughout. A regular face on BBC TV and one of the three main judges on the Great British Menu, she is also an integral part of the Saturday Kitchen team as both host and guest chef.
She said: “I am delighted to be hosting the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards 2019 in such a spectacular setting. I have very recently visited this wonderful city cooking with the amazing people who live and work here.
“So, I’ve seen for myself how the vibrant and varied tourism and hospitality industry across the region is thriving. These awards provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate this success. I am really looking forward to meeting all the award winners.”
Cathryn O’Grady from Eventful, which organises the awards on behalf of Liverpool City Region LEP, added: “We are so excited to be delivering this year’s awards in a stunning new venue at Liverpool Cathedral and having Andi joining us will make it an event not to be missed.
“There are many amazing businesses in the city and it is only right that we take the time out to recognise and reward them and the individuals that make the City Region such a great place to live, work and visit. With the addition of the ‘Hidden Gem’ category this year we are delighted to be able to also recognise those businesses off the main tourism trail that add so much value to the region’s visitor economy.”
Wirral Chamber of Commerce is supporting the visitor economy by sponsoring the Large Visitor Attaction Awarrd category.
Associate sponsor, Liverpool ONE, is joined by other sponsors – ACC Liverpool, Arriva, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Hub, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Marketing Liverpool, Merseyrail, NatWest, Ticket Quarter, and Wild Thang. .