5 minutes with Jill Barker from Middlewick Holiday Cottages - 2019 & 2017 Retail / Hospitality Business of the Year
What is your position?
"Owner of Middlewick Holiday Cottages"
What do you do?
"I run a holiday cottage complex in Glastonbury"
How long have you worked there?
"6 ½ years ."
In a nutshell, what does your business do?
" We are a holiday cottage complex at the base of Glastonbury Tor."
What do you like most about your job?
"I enjoy having people stay with us that enjoy Glastonbury and Somerset"
What’s the best thing about working at The Cross @ Croscombe?
"Things are always evolving here and the business is always growing"
How did you feel when you found out that you’d won the Mendip Tourism & Hospitality Business of the Year award?
"I was very surprised and proud to win the award. There were some great entries in the category so didn’t think we had a chance."
What’s been the best thing about winning your award?
"The publicity. A lot of locals know we won the award and comment on it to us."
What impact has winning had on the business?
"Raised our profile in the community."
How long did it take you to enter the awards?
Would you recommend entering the awards?
Do you have any advice for anyone considering entering the 2020 awards?
"The judges like to see that you have future initiatives so make sure and list all of your plans."