Cedar Farm owner nominated for award after boosting tourism

Cedar Farm owner nominated for award after boosting tourism

by Henry James (November 2021)

THE owner of Cedar Farm in Mawdesley, Peter Baille, has been shortlisted in the new Unsung Hero category in the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2021.

The Unsung Hero Award, highlights those individuals who have helped create unique and memorable experiences for visitors, through their sometimes unseen or unsung activities or actions.

The winner will be announced at the Lancashire Tourism Awards on Wednesday, February 2 next year, along with winners in a wide range of other categories including this year’s most hotly contested, the Resilience and Innovation Award, with six businesses vying for the title.

Peter is the founder, owner and architect of Cedar Farm in Mawdesley, home to 33 independent studio, retail, and food businesses.

He has been nominated for the Unsung Hero award for this achievement, organically created by his own hand and his own design over the past 35 years.

Born and raised in Lancashire, Peter started work at a young age on his family farm. After being given the role of bookkeeper, his advanced mathematical skill and business acumen were quickly discovered.

Peter works in a multi-talented way, moving fluidly between designing, building, managing, maintaining, adding artistic touches, and paying great attention to detail along the way. The recently opened The Barn development is testament to this.

The organisers of the Lancashire Tourism awards said: “With an unusual and creative business model, that is now emulated by others, Peter is a humble but rare innovator and forward thinker who can transform dreams into reality, providing tangible opportunities and adding value to the Lancashire economy.”

Rachel McQueen, chief executive of Marketing Lancashire commenting on today’s announcement said: “We are delighted to have such highly-regarded colleagues and individuals in the running for the Unsung Hero Award.

“We celebrate their achievements and their contribution to the industry and each of them should be very proud to be named as a finalist in this very special category.

“I do not relish the task ahead for our judges, who now have to choose a winner, as these finalists are all deserving of our thanks and recognition for what they do.”

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