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Chichester Festival Theatre’s House Management team carried off the silver award in the Customer Service Superstar category, and the Theatre also won a silver trophy for excellence in Access and Inclusivity at the Beautiful South Awards held on 5 December.

Run by Tourism South East in partnership with Services for Tourism Ltd, the Awards recognise achievement in the tourism industry over the last 18 months. The Awards were collected by CFT’s House Manager, Ben Geering, and Deputy House Manager, Gabriele Hergert.

Nigel Smith, Chief Executive of Tourism South East, said: ‘Achieving excellence isn’t easy – it takes vision, years of commitment and a lot of hard work from talented people. All of the finalists have got these qualities in abundance. They can be proud of what they have achieved and the example they are setting for others. I was blown away last night by the sheer quality of tourism businesses we have got in the South East and how their numbers are increasing every year. Many of the winners are truly world class.’