I am proud of the awards Martineau Guest has has achieved over the six years I have been here but last night at the North East Tourism Awards I was really chuffed to win the North East Taste of England Award. This meant so much to me, even more than the gold award for the bed and breakfast/guest accommodation I won last year. Why? Well with the B and B award I was in a category with other B and B’s , don’t get me wrong it was great to win, but this year with the Taste award I was up against a whole range of food providers including restaurants, big hotels and top chefs. To win against tough opposition was amazing. The judges gave me some amazing feedback too highlighting my enthusiasm and passion for what I provide. It’s not just about the breakfast but all the other things such as the Taste of the Sea Weekends, the picnics and the hampers. Wow it is so good to be recognised in this way.