North Wales Awards Shropshire Tourism Attraction
Recognising an Iron Tourism Support


Here at the British Ironwork Centre, we are incredibly lucky to be situated right on the border of North Wales. North Wales is an incredibly rich region of the UK filled with some of the world’s finest areas of natural beauty and tourist attractions. From the stunning Snowdonia to the quirky Llangollen all the way to the vast river Dee, Go North Wales are now in a rightful bid to recognise the region as the Adventure Capital of Europe.

Jim Jones, Managing Director of North Wales Tourism, visited us today alongside several other officials of the North Wales tourism industry to not only educate them about everything that goes on here at the Ironworks, but to also present our Chairman, Clive Knowles, with a very special award. The award recognises Clive for his continuous support of North Wales through various campaigns and support programmes as well as thanking the centre for being a gateway into the welsh region. To date, we are the only English attraction to receive such an honourable award and we are incredibly thankful to everyone at North Wales Tourism and Go North Wales for it.

Go North Wales who visited 26th March along with (centre) Jim Jones, CEO of Go North Wales, Clive Knowles, Chairman, Ben Knowles Managing Director and Sophia Knowles, Operations Manager at The British Ironwork Centre

Recognising the importance of bordering such a beautiful location, we have worked alongside North Wales through various symbiotic campaigns and supportive legacies over the years to help drive tourism across the borders. It is well known that each year tens of thousands of visitors travel the A5 heading towards North Wales, meaning that so many Shropshire businesses benefit from those who tour across the country. From Shrewsbury Town Centre to pubs and garden centres, we all line this vital route, which is why we are so keen to be involved in strongly supporting our beautiful neighbouring attractions.

Each year North Wales Tourism, in association with Go North Wales, hold a prestigious award evening in Llandudno, one of Wales’ most beautiful beach towns, in celebration of the very best tourism providers in the region. Last year we supplied the awarding event with a bundle of unique trophies, hand-crafted right here at the Ironwork’s Centre. These solid polished brass trophies were inspired by the Welsh Dragon and were loved by everyone who received them at the event in 2018.

Jim Jones, CEO of Go North Wales along with Clive Knowles, Chairman of The British Ironwork Centre

Jim Jones, Managing Director of North Wales Tourism, says: “The British Ironwork Centre represents something so unique and special, and through all the support given to North Wales tourism and welsh charities over the years, the least we could do is present Clive with this award to recognise him and the BIC as an important supporter of our region.”

Our chairman, Clive Knowles says: “Working with North Wales is essential for Shropshire, it’s the jewel on the border. Helping them not only benefits our own tourism, but it also helps to make them shine even brighter. For us not to enthusiastically support North Wales would be unthinkable.”