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Sponsors and Partners

The Awards cover the 'official' South East region including Hampshire, Berkshire, Bucks, The Isle of Wight, Sussex, Kent, Surrey and Oxfordshire.  They are the official tourism awards for the region and link in with the national 'VisitEngland' awards.  They also offer unique opportunities to businesses wishing to raise their profile in the industry.

The Beautiful South Awards for Excellence programme offers sponsors a range of year-round sponsor benefits, including media coverage, industry profile, communications with business, networking and business development opportunities with Services for Tourism Ltd. 

There are a range of sponsorship options ranging from £500 to £15,000.  To discuss the benefits you could get from sponsorship please contact Robin Barker, Services for Tourism Ltd, at rbarker@services4tourism.co.uk or 07870 397438.

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The Grand Brighton

Standing centre stage on Brighton’s famous seafront, The Grand Brighton is a luxury 201 bedroom Victorian hotel, designed and built in 1864. Featuring a luxury day spa, 2 AA Rosette Seafood Restaurant, GB1 and the stylish Victoria Lounge and Bar famed for its outstanding afternoon teas, the Grand offers something for all to enjoy.  With gold accreditation from the Meetings Industry Association, the hotel is a unique venue for meetings and conferences boasting 13 flexible event spaces. The hotel prides itself on an ongoing commitment towards sustainability and delivery of outstanding meetings as recognized by its Gold certification from Green Tourism and Gold Standard from Venue Verdict.

Twitter: @grandbrighton

Instagram: #thegrandbrighton 

Facebook: thegrandhotelbrighton


Sponsors & Partners


Established in 1944, Hoseasons is one of the UK’s leading self-catering accommodation specialists, with more than 28,000 places to stay in coastal and countryside settings throughout Britain and Europe.  From lodges and parks, to boats, cottages and apartments, the company offers the widest available range of self-catering holidays in the UK. Part of the Wyndham Vacation Rentals family of brands, Hoseasons accommodates more than 1.4 million holidaymakers and more than 73,000 pets every year. www.hoseasons.co.uk; www.Facebook.com/Hoseasons; @hoseasons


Shopper Anonymous

We help businesses increase their customer retention, and sales / conversion rates by helping them improve their customer service and subtle sales skills. We have a number of tools that help track service levels for both potential and current clients / customers, as well as survey capabilities.

We carry out many types of survey, mystery shop reports, (web, walk in and phone based), and we have an App based real time feedback system that gives on going feedback. Where we really score - and why many of our clients work with us - is the sales focus of our reporting which helps determine where and how to increase secondary spend via memberships, retail, facilities etc, as well as detailed commentary on the customer service shown, so clients maximize the potential of all visitors / enquiries. We always work with our clients to interpret the feedback and develop action plans for improvement.

We work with many business sectors including diverse areas such as attractions right through to Professional Services. We are a UK wide company with a real predominence across the South East.


Tourism for All

Tourism for All UK is the UK Voice for Accessible Tourism. We are the national charity dedicated to making tourism welcoming for all.

Few areas of human activity are more important, or valued, than travel and tourism: - which restore our energies, broaden our minds and serve our deepest instincts to explore new places and to enjoy and share new experiences. Tourism for All UK works to overcome the barriers to participation in travel and tourism which are faced by those with impairments, those who are older or less mobile and those who care for others.

Tourism for All UK is proud to sponsor the Access for All category in the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2016.


Studio Republic

Studio Republic combine great design with the latest digital technologies to deliver a seamless on and offline brand experience. We work with businesses, charities and nonprofit organisations to build brands and create campaigns that get them recognised and deliver positive results. Established in 2004, Studio Republic has been built on a foundation of integrity, quality and openness. We build long lasting relationships with like-minded clients, working as an integral part of their team.


Great Country Pubs

Great Country Pubs is recognised by both VisitEngland and VisitBritain as one of the best promotional initiatives of its kind. It is open to those pubs across southern and south east England that are situated in a rural location, offer a warm welcome, specialise in local food and drink and where appropriate, provide great quality accommodation too. The website features over 100 stunning pubs across the region including a  ‘Find my nearest pub’ function on the mobile enabled website to locate the nearest Great Country Pub whilst on the move.  The site also benefits from specific marketing overseas through Tourism South East and VisitBitain.


Quality in Tourism

Quality in Tourism is an expert in offering advice, support and guidance for all tourism & hospitality businesses. 

Our experienced team has worked in various tourism and hospitality roles, giving them a true empathy and understanding of the issues within the industry. From mystery customer visits & website reviews to RevPar & marketing analysis, we work with our members to offer practical help and assistance, with the aim of driving additional sales and increasing profit.

Our experience, expertise and insight into the industry allows us to respond to current trends and assist members to deliver what the customer actually wants.


Take One Media

Take One Media works with attractions and tourism business across the South East to retain and increase visitor numbers and to promote tourism in the region. We do this by displaying tourist information on and offline. This means: distribution through our network of merchandised stands in high-footfall locations; on-demand  through TICs and small accommodation providers; digitally through our suite of websites including our consumer platform, www.dayvisits.co.uk, email marketing, social media and digital media stations.  In addition to this, we also produce and distribute regional tourist maps and offer on-stand branding and poster sites.

Take One aims to be the supplier of choice for tourism information due to our reliable service, the best racks in the best sites and the best selection of multi-format tourist information.


Visit Brighton

VisitBrighton is the official tourism body for the city of Brighton & Hove.

We promote Brighton & Hove to visitors from the UK and around the world through a variety of means including:

  • public relations and press liaison
  • print and online marketing
  • seasonal thematic campaigns.

Our website - www.visitbrighton.com - receives over 2 million unique visits a year and is the number one website for the city providing visitors with information on where to stay, what to do and where to eat out.

VisitBrighton also has a dedicated Conference Sales team to stimulate business tourism. We also manage the official VisitBrighton Contact Centre and Visitor Information Points.


Welcome to Excellence

We are one of the UK’s leading providers of customer service training for the tourism, leisure and hospitality sector.     Having well trained staff who deliver outstanding customer service is one of the driving forces when it comes to achieving business success.  We have helped thousands of tourism organisations become more competitive through participation in our extensive range of training which includes an on-line customer service programme.   We offer flexible and cost effective options including a Level 2 City and Guilds Award.


Source for Business

Your Business. Our Priority.

From retailers to hoteliers, to farmers and manufacturers, we’re here for all businesses. Our aim is to help you save water and money and to operate more efficiently without any fuss or disruption; after all you’ve got your own business to run.

We will ensure your bill is accurate and on-time and our friendly team are on hand to provide support.

We’ve helped customers save over £3m from their bills through innovative solutions. We’d like to help you save too.

Providing water and wastewater customer services to business across Great Britain.




Booking.com is an informative, user-friendly website that guarantees the best available prices. Our goal is to provide business and leisure travellers with the most accessible and cost-effective way of discovering and booking the broadest selection of accommodation, in every corner of the world.

Our teams work from local support offices with our property partners to support transparency, availability, and best pricing for all our customers. Our multilingual Customer Service team provides 24/7 dedicated assistance and advocacy to make sure our customers’ stays meet or exceed their expectations.

Our mission: To help leisure and business travellers, whatever their budgets, easily discover, book, and enjoy the world’s best places to stay.

The team: Over 10000 people right across the world are dedicated to serving Booking.com’s customers and property-owning partners.


Clockwork Marketing

Specialists in the tourism industry, Clockwork Marketing works with independent hotels, restaurants and tourism businesses. They have an impressive portfolio of national and international clients; each is unique, but they all have one thing in common: they want to grow. With 25 years’ experience, the team understand the industry intricately, and apply a common sense approach to marketing, strategy and technology.

Clockwork help hospitality businesses save costs and achieve growth by ensuring that their marketing is effective and their strategy is geared for success. Many of the businesses they work with get in touch because they’ve found themselves:

  • Playing ‘Marketing Roulette’: Taking chances, unsure what works and to what extent;
  • Suffering ‘Marketing Paralysis’: Not doing any meaningful marketing because they don’t know where to start; or
  • Lacking something: They want to be market leaders and need a strategy to stand out.

Over the years, Clockwork Marketing has grown considerably; today, they are a talented team of 22 marketers, strategists, designers and developers. Their services include responsive website design, SEO, social media management, email marketing, marketing management, branding, design services, OTA strategy, direct mail, copywriting, content management, online gift voucher software and business transformation consultancy – all under one roof!


Tourist Network

Tourist Network are specialists in tourism video production, having produced over 1,200 videos for the industry. Our clients big and small include theme parks, heritage attractions, museums, hospitality providers, zoos, tourist events, and many more. We’re also market leaders in Digital Signage installations in tourist information settings, and broadcast a number of destination-wide Tourist Information TV Channels that are piped exclusively into hotel bedrooms.

Whether you’re from an attraction, destination or accommodation provider, with a requirement for quality video, for your own digital signage network or in-hotel TV channel, or wish to promote your business directly to a targeted tourist audience through our far reaching digital networks, then please contact the team at Tourist Network today


NFU Mutual

Our network of specialist local Agents work extensively with the hospitality and retail industries - everything from local coffee shops to a chain of restaurants or food stores and urban chic hotels.

We understand that your business could be impacted by a number of issues - cyber attacks, damage to your property, the loss of a major supplier or customer, the loss of a key person through illness, or an outbreak of food poisoning. But you’re not alone. Your NFU Mutual Agent can help you plan for the unexpected and get you back on your feet should things go wrong.

The right insurance starts with the right conversation. Contact our local Agent today by visiting nfumutual/branches