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Tourism South East reveals finalists of 2015

Beautiful South Awards for Excellence


Tourism South East has announced the finalists in the 2015/16 Beautiful South Awards.  The finalists for the prestigious Tourism awards have been chosen from the cream of the South East’s tourism businesses by independent judges. 

The competition to win this coveted accolade is as fierce as ever this year with more than 120 entries in 16 categories. The 62 finalists will discover whether they have won Gold, Silver or Bronze at the Awards Celebration on Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 at The Grand Hotel in Brighton. 

Winners of a Gold, Silver or Bronze Award will be invited to represent the South East in their respective categories at the National VisitEngland Awards in 2016.

Nigel Smith, Chief Executive of Tourism South East, said, “It’s been an exceptional year for Beautiful South Award entries and great to see so many from businesses that haven’t previously entered. It is a reminder of the fantastic range and quality of tourism businesses in the South East which are more than a match for any in the UK. Some are truly world class. The judges have again had the unenviable and difficult task of deciding which of these businesses deserve to be recognised as the best of the best. I understand that some very fine businesses narrowly missed the cut.”

Jonathan Neame, Chief Executive of Headline Sponsor Shepherd Neame, added, “We are pleased to sponsor the Beautiful South Awards once again, in recognition of businesses who have achieved outstanding commitment to quality, innovation and service in the tourism industry. We have a diverse estate of 338 pubs and hotels across London and the South East, along with an award-winning Visitor Centre, so we are aware of the crucial role tourism plays not only in our business but for the South East economy as a whole.”

Details of this years finalists can be found here.

Click here to find out more about the Awards Ceremony on 2nd December.