Five star praise for hospitality professional

15:58 11 February 2013

Tara Dare with her award for outstanding customer service is flanked by compere Lloyd Griffiths (left) and Dave Roberts, of Source for Business.

Tara Dare with her award for outstanding customer service is flanked by compere Lloyd Griffiths (left) and Dave Roberts, of Source for Business.

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Axminster woman collects South West Tourism’s silver award for her ‘outstanding customer service’

A 23-year-old Axminster woman has been commended by the region’s holiday industry for providing visitors with “five star” care.

Tara Dare, of Hedgehog Corner B and B and Cottages, at Raymonds Hill, scooped South West Tourism’s silver award for “outstanding customer service”.

The prestigious prize giving ceremony took place at the Eden Project in Cornwall, on Friday.

Tara, who has been employed at Hedgehog Corner since leaving Exeter College, said: “It’s amazing to think that my natural approach and attitude towards the business, the hospitality industry and most importantly our guests has been recognised with such a personal and prestigious award. I am absolutely thrilled.”

Anne Blackburn, of The Sidona Group who sponsored this category, said: “Tara is a star. An amazing future ahead for such a talented and hardworking hospitality professional. Enjoy your success - well done!”

Chief judge, Alistair Handyside, said: “Once again, leading tourism businesses in the South West have excelled themselves in maintaining a strong tradition of innovation and quality.”

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