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Finalists of the 2016/2017

Beautiful South Awards for Excellence Announced

Over the last few months a team of independent expert judges have been deliberating on entries from cream of the South East’s tourism businesses to the coveted Beautiful South Awards and today the finalists have been announced.

Competition was as fierce as ever with a record 179 entries in 20 categories. Finalists will discover whether they have won Gold, Silver or Bronze at an Awards Celebration Event on Thursday 24th of November 2016 at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl near Southampton. 

Nigel Smith, Chief Executive of Tourism South East, said, “Every year is a reminder of the fantastic range and quality of tourism businesses the South East has to offer. Many who have entered are world class and a match for any in the UK. I want to thank all those that entered and the judges who again had the unenviable task of deciding who deserves to be recognised as the best of the best. As always there were some exemplary businesses that narrowly missed the cut. Good luck to everyone on the night and in the Visit England national awards later in the year.”

Shepherd Neame’s director of retail and tenanted operations Nigel Bunting said: “Shepherd Neame is delighted to sponsor the Beautiful South Awards. It is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the wealth of diverse venues and attractions in the region with their huge domestic and international appeal. We would like to congratulate all the finalists on their achievement in offering a great visitor experience.”

To find out who this years finalists are click here and for more about the awards dinner please click here.