GOSKYDIVING has reached the finals of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2019/2020.

The business, which is based at Old Sarum Airfield, has been shortlisted in the Active and Sporting Experience Award category for its tandem skydiving experience.

This year saw a record of 773 entries and the panel team of 50 judges undertook a record 559 visits. The awards ceremony will be held on February 6 in Exeter Cathedral. The winners will then go through to the National Visit England Awards in June.

GoSkydive jump almost 10,000 first time skydivers per annum at Old Sarum and welcome 60,000 plus visitors each year to the Salisbury area.

Paul Shipway, the general manager of GoSkydive said “We are so pleased to have reached the finals for another year. It really is testament to the hard work and professionalism of the whole team that we have achieved such consistently high standards that have meant we reached the final three of the last four years. Reaching the finals yet again is a real privilege.”

Carl Griffiths, the marketing manager of GoSkydive said “Reaching the final and being amongst the top 14 per cent of entrants at this stage is amazing.