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GB Celebrates Again at the RV Business Awards & the CLA Rural Business Awards

GB Celebrates Again at the RV Business Awards & the CLA Rural Business Awards

14 Oct 2016

Janet and the whole team were delighted to be shortlisted as finalists at the Ribble Valley Business Awards for the Food Business Award, the Rural Business Award and in the prestigious Bowland BioEnergy Award. 

We were equally delighted to have been nominated in the National CLA Rural Business Awards which took place at The Belfry, and are delighted to announce that we came home with a Highly Commended in the Outstanding Rural Diversification Project and that we were runners up in the Rural Entrepreneur of the Year. 

We were up against some strong, and diverse competition, and although we did not come home with a trophy we feel honoured and proud to have been there as finalists and recognised as a leading business not only in the Ribble Valley but throughout the UK.

Gibbon Bridge is a family affair. It opened as a hotel in 1982 when Janet and her mother Maggie decided to diversify from farming. They started with six bedrooms and a bar, but as the business grew, so did the hotel. There are now 30 bedrooms, a restaurant and conference and events facilities set in 23 acres.

Janet says: “It is fantastic that we have been recognised among some of the largest and most prestigious players in the United Kingdom.  Gibbon Bridge was a dream that became a reality and it proves that if you work hard dreams can come true!”

"Wedding Venue"

We stayed at this hotel for two nights to celebrate our friends wedding. The room was magnificent! On two floors with a lounge and bathroom on the ground floor and a massive bedroom with a super king size 4 poster bed upstairs. The gardens are absolutely gorgeous with a water feature, a pergola for the ceremony, and a little river running at the bottom. The food was excellent and the service impeccable. Janet Simpson the owner must be the hardest working lady in the world, she gets stuck in and helps make the lovely breakfasts. We cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. This is the place to get married, if you want to do it properly!

"Exceptionally Enjoyable"

The effort, care and love that has been lavished on Gibbon Bridge by you and your staff is plain for all to see, experience and enjoy.  However, what we particularly wanted to record is the exceptional quality of your staff.  Your team is, without doubt, the very best I have had the pleasure to meet and to be looked after by.  I have been a corporate member of the Hotel Catering & Institutional Management Association since 1973.  Over the years I have visited and worked with numberous hotels all over the UK.  The team at Gibbon Bridge are the best of all those that I have experienced.  First and foremost, being friendly, caring and professional and, by being well trained and, importantly, well led.  You are to be heartily congratulated.

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