Visit England director Andrew Stokes said: "These attractions offer a warm welcome, unique story-telling, high quality food and drink and unparalleled customer service and rightly deserve these accolades
48 million people work in adult social care and the Accolades
is designed to recognise the work they do.
went to Ellery HomeStyles, which introduced window treatments under its Eclipse blackout brand that are made with Repreve, a yarn made from recycled plastic bottles.
Introduced by VisitEngland last year, the accolades
are available to attractions that are part of the Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme and are allocated through a scoring system based on an annual assessment by VisitEngland.
They include the Welcome accolade
, Hidden Gem, Best Told Story, and the Gold accolade
for topscoring attractions.
The winners of the Accolades
, which are led by the Care Council for Wales, will be announced on June 21.
The Department s Head of Tourism, Angela Byrne, said, "The Department of Economic Development s Tourism Division is constantly working to improve the quality of service provided to visitors and the Gold and Silver Accolades
recognise the exceptional standards that have been achieved by these accommodation providers.
Cardholders can also transfer their Accolades
points to global airlines such as Qatar Airways, and airlines affiliated with One World, Star Alliance and SkyTeam, gaining access to over 45 airlines.
Gwynedd Council and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council received two Accolades
each for projects that included developing new bilingual software to help support community workers and working closely with those in need to help them learn the skills to live independently.
Winning an accolade
is not only a recognition of achievement but enables best practice to be spread to others which in turn improve services for users and carers across Wales.
Even those organisations and teams who did not succeed in getting through to the final of the Accolades
this time deserve great credit as many of them had embarked on projects that showed great promise and are sure to deliver significant results over the next year or so, putting them in a favourable position for an award next time around.
It's much better to get caught up in all of our team accolades
than my personal accolades
ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals worldwide, has selected its first 10 ASIS Accolades
points can now be transferred to frequent flyer programmes such as Qatar Airways, Sri Lankan Airlines as well as airlines that are associated with One World, Star Alliance and SkyTeam, gaining access to over 45 airlines.
I'd like to encourage people working in social care in North Wales to put their teams or organisations forward to be recognised at the Wales Social Care Accolades