Last night (Thursday, 21st March 2024) Seashell and National Trust’s joint partnership won an award at the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards.

The accolade was in the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award category for the work Quarry Bank Mill has been doing with Seashell and it’s college students to improve accessibility at the much-loved site. It was awarded at the ceremony at Chester Cathedral, which was organised by Marketing Cheshire to recognise excellence and outstanding achievement in the region’s visitor economy.

Connections between Seashell’s Royal College Manchester and the National Trust are well established and many of our students have benefited from the relationship with recreational trips and work experience.

In return, our college has delivered Disability Awareness Training to all Quarry Bank Mill staff, helped improve signage and worked on accessibility developments – with students working as consultants for the National Trust staff.

We’re so proud that Seashell and the National Trust’s work has been recognised in this way. Well done to everyone who made this possible!