Pleasure Beach owner Thompson awarded OBE

Pleasure Beach Resort director Amanda Thompson has been named in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list for services to tourism.

She will receive the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) award from Elizabeth II, following in her late father Geoffrey’s footsteps.

Thompson said: “I feel very honoured and deeply privileged to have received this accolade and to follow in my father’s footsteps as he was also awarded the OBE for his services to tourism.

“It’s very important for me to carry on in the tradition of Pleasure Beach and long may the success continue.”

Thompson took over management of the park from her father following his death in 2004.