Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

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Another Gold award for Exmoor

Calvert Trust Exmoor are very pleased to have won Gold in the ‘Access and Inclusivity’ category at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2015-16, which took place in Exeter Cathedral last night.


In the stunning location of the Nave of Exeter Cathedral, the awards were announced last night (4 February 2016).  95 different awards were announced following a rigorous judging process in which a record 490 entries were considered.


Pictured (left to right) are;

Becky Manley – Facilities Manager

Maia Rogers – Activity Instructor

Jon Cawley – Activities Manager

Helen Jones – Purple Cloud Consultancy (award sponsors)

Dylan Gillett - Activity Instructor

Rob Lott – Head of Communications

Diana Needham – Housekeeping Supervisor

Mathew Pearce – Housekeeping assistant


Tony Potter, Chief Executive of Calvert Trust Exmoor said; “This is fantastic news that rewards all the hard work that the team at Calvert Trust Exmoor consistently put in;  we are so pleased to be recognised for delivering an excellent experience for anyone and everyone,  of any ability or age.”


This year’s awards event was hosted by ITV news presenters Kylie Pentelow and Ian Axton, with an inspiring opening address by travel journalist and Chair of Family Holiday Association Alison Rice.


Alison was also this year’s Chair of Judges and commented: “These high-calibre awards reflect the quality and breadth of the treasures that visitors to the south west can enjoy.  The judging panel of tourism professionals did not have an easy time! That’s why in some categories they simply had to award more than one gold winner.”


Calvert Trust Exmoor runs the only 5 star activity centre in the country, and caters for people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities of all ages and levels of ability, together with their families, friends and carers. Activities on offer include sailing, horse riding, wheelchair abseiling, accessible cycling and archery. Almost 4,000 guests had a residential break with Calvert Trust Exmoor last year.


With Gold in both the Devon and South West Awards this year Calvert Trust Exmoor are now looking forward to the prospect of represent the region in the National Visit England Awards for Excellence 2016 in March, having previously won Gold in 2014.



Please contact
our Fundraising Team:


Jeremy Duxbury

Tel: 01598 763221


Catherine Little

Tel: 01434 250232

Lake District

Lynn Healey

Tel: 01768 772255



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