AN events co-ordinator from the Stretton-based Park Royal Hotel has been named as a rising star in the tourism industry.

Laura Callaghan, who specialises in organising weddings and other large-scale events, was awarded the title during the Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards.

Mark Livesey, chief executive, Marketing Cheshire, said: “The glittering Annual Tourism Awards Evening is a fantastic way of celebrating all that is best about Cheshire.

“The county has a wealth of extraordinary sites, accommodation and attractions and extraordinary individuals and teams that are continually innovating to remain at the ‘top of their game’.”