THE ORGANISERS of Burnham-on-Sea Food and Drink Festival are flying high after winning two top awards.

Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds, directors of Eat:Festivals were awarded Best Event Organisers of the Year, by the National Outdoor Event Association Awards on November 22.

Organiser, Bev Milner Simonds, said: "To be recognised by ones peers is a phenomenal and we were delighted to have made the shortlist.

"We pour a lot of love, care and time into creating festivals that work for our visitors, the producers and our host towns.

"We have loved developing Eat: Festivals this year and are delighted to planning two great festivals in Burnham-on-Sea in 2018."

The team were also awarded Gold at the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards as the Tourism Event of the year.

Co-organiser Sarah Milner Simonds said she was 'delighted' with the awards. 

"When the shortlist for the NOEA awards were annouced we were delighted to be finalists in three categories, Best PR Campaign, Best Organisers and Best Event.

"To have won is testiment to the hardwork of the team and the support of our partners and sponsors."

A spokesman for the NOEA said: "This recognises two people for their passion and commitment for running multiple events and targeting the next generation.”