Tourism Superstar Update

On March 9, 2020, VisitStoke and World of Wedgwood proudly announced that Olivia Thackstone, Front of House Manager at World of Wedgwood, had been shortlisted to the final ten of VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2020 award.

Now in its ninth year, the award is run in partnership with the Mirror newspaper; and it recognises and celebrates those in the tourism industry who go the extra mile to ensure tourists in England have an amazing and unforgettable visitor experience.

As we all know, a lot has happened since March 9. Along with so many other establishments, World of Wedgwood closed its doors on March 20, as the world fights an unprecedented global pandemic.

Campaigning for votes was the last thing on anyone’s minds and World of Wedgwood expected the award to be cancelled or postponed. The organisers, however, feel that this award recognises individual people and is a positive human story at a time when we all need some positivity in our lives.

After consultation with Olivia, World of Wedgwood decided to continue with her application in the positive spirit of the award.

If you feel that you would like to support Olivia, please vote at