Late last month we revealed on AudlemOnline that Overwater Marina had won a major award. Now we have the full story:
Overwater Marina has recently been named TYHA Inland Marina of the Year 2015.
The marina, on the Shropshire Union Canal, close to Audlem, opened in 2010 and has very quickly earned a first class reputation for its beautiful countryside location, spacious design and friendly atmosphere.
The Overwater Team has worked hard to create a wonderful destination and was delighted when it became the first canal marina to achieve the prestigious 5 Gold Anchors in The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) Gold Anchor Scheme.
In January, Janet and Angus Maughan, co-owners of the family run business, attended the awards ceremony at the London Boat Show where Overwater Marina was announced Inland Marina of the 2015.
The Maughan family developed the marina as a diversification of their dairy farm and have been amazed at how quickly it has grown into a thriving and successful business.
Janet Maughan, Marina Manager said "I can't believe we won the award, to be named the best inland marina in the country is absolutely wonderful and a testament to all the hard work and effort the family and our fantastic team of marina staff have put in.
"The award is made even more special by the fact that it is voted for by our customers and we would especially like to thank everyone who voted for us."
The competition is held annually by TYHA, with over 3000 votes being cast. As part of the voting process, customers were asked to comment on how and why they made their choice, and it was excellent customer service which was attributed to Overwater receiving so many votes.
Jon White, General Manager for TYHA said "The increased number of marinas nominated makes all the finalists' achievements even more impressive, they clearly know how to look after their customers.
"Our feedback is that the awards have encouraged marina operators and their staff to go that extra mile and build even closer relationships with their berth holders supporting our objective of raising customer service standards."
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