Monday, July 24, 2017



The Ashbourne Hotel in North Killingholme and The Old Parsonage Bed and Breakfast in Scawby are the first to be awarded with the Quality North Lincolnshire accreditation since the launch in February.
North Lincolnshire Council developed the Visit England approved scheme to help improve standards of local visitor accommodation, to encourage more people to come to the area and to promote quality accommodation.
It was recognised that the national quality schemes are not always right for every business, yet they were the only assurances available when promoting visitor accommodation. But now, through the Quality North Lincolnshire scheme, local businesses are able to be promoted as part of a scheme recognised by the national tourism body.
The Ashbourne Hotel in North Killingholme is popular with both business and leisure guests, and is the first hotel in the area to participate in the scheme.
Andrew Smith, Director of The Ashbourne Hotel, said:  “We are very honoured to be the first hotel member of the scheme and look forward to working with Quality North Lincolnshire to not only benefit the hotel but to help increase visitors to the area.”
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The Old Parsonage Bed and Breakfast in Scawby is the first bed and breakfast accommodation and self-catering property on the scheme. Owners of the business, Jo and Bruce Starkey said:  “We are honoured to be one of the first accommodation providers to be awarded with the Quality North Lincolnshire Accreditation and we look forward to another successful year with the support of the local tourism board.”
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Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for safer, greener, cleaner places, said: “Congratulations to The Ashbourne Hotel who regularly support local heritage groups particularly those associated with the WW2 veterans who flew from North Killingholme airfield and Kirmington airfield. And congratulations to the Old Parsonage Bed and Breakfast on being the first to be awarded with the Quality North Lincolnshire accreditation.
“North Lincolnshire Council is committed to improving the quality of visitor experiences in North Lincolnshire and we want our visitors to be able to choose accommodation with ease, be fully informed and look forward to a warm welcome in accommodation that meets their requirements.
“The scheme enables the council to be confident in the accommodation we promote, as well as giving our customers confidence in choosing their accommodation choice.”
For further information on the scheme and its benefits, call Sarah Skinner or Abby Bryan on 01724 297496/01652 657053 or you can email