Official Tourist Board Visit Peak District & Derbyshire is delighted to welcome their latest patrons Colin MacQueen of Peak Cottages and Chris and Diane Sellors of C.W. Sellors Fine Jewellers, joining the team of patrons in their bid to promote the Peak District as a world class destination.
Peak Cottages is a leading cottage rental agency operating within the confines of the Peak District National Park and its borders. With the Peak District easily accessible from most parts of the UK within a reasonable travelling time, Peak Cottages offers visitors a diverse range of quality self-catering accommodation – from quaint cottages through to sumptuous grand houses, meeting the varied tastes and needs of those wishing to visit this spectacular area.
C.W. Sellors Fine Jewellers established in 1979 is one of the UK’s leading independent jewellers, bringing the finest selection of luxury jewellery & watches from leading designers and brands. Having their main workshop in Ashbourne C.W. Sellors is truly one of Derbyshire’s business gems, currently employing 82 people with the aim of bringing the very best service to customers, across each of their 12 boutiques based mainly around the midlands & northern England. C.W. Sellors has often been recognized for their award winning collections specializing in unique British gemstones such as Whitby Jet, Blue John, and more recently Preselli Bluestone.
Peak Cottages and C.W. Sellors Fine Jewellers, join founding Patron Chatsworth House Trust, Elysian Hospitality (East Lodge Hotel & Restaurant at Rowsley and Callow Hall near Ashbourne), The Heights of Abraham, Losehill House and Hotel Spa, Thornbridge Brewery, Hope Construction, Pinelodge Holidays and the Pinelog Group as the tourist board’s leading business supporters.
David James, the tourist board’s Chief Executive, commented “We are delighted that Peak Cottages and C.W. Sellors Fine Jewellers have joined as Patrons, and now have an elite band of business supporters from all sectors helping to put the Peak District on the world tourism map.
All our patrons represent the high standards we hope all visitor economy related businesses aspire to, and we hope others will follow in the future so that we can maintain and build on the growing national and international profile of the Peak District.”
Colin MacQueen owner of Peak Cottages added: “This is a great opportunity for us to further underline our commitment to the Peak District and our support of local businesses through bringing visitors to stay and enjoy the diversity of the area, from stunning scenery, to pretty and quaint villages, through to spectacular country houses, the area has it all. We are proud of what we have achieved in our 21 years of our operation within this great county, our business having been built on customer loyalty through offering great service to both owners and visitors alike. By becoming a Patron of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, we hope to establish the responsible role we play in our continued support for the area and its future.”
Chris Sellors of C.W.Sellors Fine Jewellery stated: “I am a real supporter of the Visit Peak District and Derbyshire, as a business we truly value the work that they do and the benefits the visitor economy brings to the area. It is important not to underestimate the wider effects of tourism, the additional visitor spend created by marketing campaigns supports our local market town jewellery boutiques in areas such as Bakewell, Matlock, Buxton, Chesterfield and Ashbourne. Working together we have the ability to survive and grow, offering many opportunities and benefits for both local people and visitors to the area.”
Visit Peak District and Derbyshire joined forces with Chatsworth House Trust to promote the Peak District tourism destination at Chatsworth Country Fair, which attracts in excess of 80,000 people over three days from August 29 to August 31.
Both co-hosted a Media Hospitality centre at the celebration of the best British country activities and magnificent showground entertainment, generously supported by Thornbridge Brewery, The Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, Glossop Caravans, Tideswell School of Food and Royal Crown Derby.
The tourist board promoted the destination for a holiday on a trade stand visited by people from all over the UK and overseas during the three day event.
If you would like to enquire about advertising your business through the tourist board’s accommodation guide or website or become a Patron please contact Lindsay Rae on 01246 212924 or www.visitpeakdistrict.com/industry/membership.
Note to News Editors
A high resolution digital image is attached for print media and websites. Caption (IMG_6361): David James, Chief Executive of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire (back row left) gives a warm welcome to Chris Sellors, Managing Director of CW Sellors Fine Jewellers (front row second from left), his wife Diane (left) and Colin MacQueen, Managing Director of Peak Cottages, representing the tourist board’s latest Patrons. Also pictured are the tourist boards founder patron, The Duke of Devonshire (centre) and Visit Peak District & Derbyshire Interim Chairman and fellow Patron Paul Roden of Losehill House Hotel and Spa.
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Derbyshire, tourism business partners and surrounding tourism organisations that share
the Peak District. It is committed to the successful and sustainable development of
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