An outdoor instructor is one of 10 finalists in a contest to find England's tourism superstar - and he needs your vote.

Tim Green, of Keswick, is the only North West nominee to make the shortlist in VisitEngland's 2019 Tourism Superstar competition.

The annual award recognised the passion and hard work of workers in the tourism industry who consistently go the extra mile to ensure their visitors have a truly unforgettable experience.

Tim is a director of CBA Events, based at Windermere.

He joined just over three years ago and has been instrumental in spearheading a new phase for the company, persuading the owners of Windermere’s Graythwaite Estate to offer their grounds as a haven for highly personalised, tailored and unrushed outdoor pursuits.

His varied role sees him undertake daily tasks ranging from instructing visitors on RIBs, canoes and stand-up paddleboards in the Lake District, to arranging unique bespoke activity packages for a highly varied range of groups including corporate teambuilding sessions and stag and hen experiences.

Known for his motto “I’ll sort it” and his seemingly limitless patience and energy, even when de-rigging a set at 3am after an action-packed day, Tim’s hard work has caught the attention of the VisitEngland judges but it’s now up to a public vote to find the overall national winner.

Tim said: “To be chosen to represent Cumbria as a tourism superstar is a real privilege. There are so many great people in our area providing fantastic visitor experiences that I was really delighted to be able to be an ambassador for the Lake District, Cumbria in this process.

"We pride ourselves on our personalised experiences, attention to detail and enthusiasm and to be recognised for this is fantastic.”

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Gill Haigh, managing director of Cumbria Tourism, said: “Tim has a true passion for his home county of Cumbria and actively sells the county as a wider visitor destination.

"As well as taking the time to get to know his customers personally and offer a high-quality visitor experience, he is always looking for ways to go the extra mile.

"Our work at Cumbria Tourism wouldn’t be nearly as successful without the work of committed individuals such as Tim – he definitely deserves the title of Tourism Superstar.”

The award is supported by the Daily Mirror, which is hosting an online public vote open until Tuesday, April 2.

The overall winner will be announced during English Tourism Week, which runs from March 30 to April 7, and will be invited to accept the title at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence.

To cast your vote, visit