We are celebrating the news that Great Escape Classic Car Hire has been named a finalist in the prestigious Heart of England Excellence in Tourism 2010 Best Tourism Experience category. The news follows a lengthy application process and face-to-face vetting by the judging team on site. Great Escape is up against big names from the regional tourism industry for this most coveted accolade. Its is the first award we’ve ever entered in our short 4 year history and we’ve got our fingers crossed for the announcement at the Awards ceremony on 21st October. The judges were impressed with our standard of customer service, rapid growth and our partnership approach to working with local tourism suppliers. Every year Great Escape brings thousands of people to the region specifically to sample our cars and this benefits accommodation, restaurant and attraction providers. The judges also liked our new Getaway Driver concept, which puts together bespoke weekend break packages for customers. “We are absolutely over the moon to reach the finals,” says Graham Eason of Great Escape Classic Car Hire. “We’re just a small company up against some big names in tourism so we’re really pleased to have got this far. We’ve got everything crossed for the announcement in October. “Creating a great customer experience is really important to us – as is fairness, honesty and transparency. I think the judges liked our approach.” The winner of the Best Tourism Experience category is announced at the Heart of England Excellence in Tourism Awards dinner on 21st October, held in the Great Hall at the University of Birmingham. For more details on Great Escape call 01527 893733.