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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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Shepherd Neame

Shepherd Neame is an innovative company, committed to quality and customer service.  The Company utilises state-of-the-art equipment and modern techniques to produce award-winning ales and lagers - but, as Britain’s Oldest Brewer, is also immensely proud of its heritage.

The team of brewers in Faversham hand-craft famous Kentish Ales such as Spitfire and Bishops Finger along with flavoursome international lagers including Asahi and Samuel Adams.  The Company has around 335 pubs and hotels in Kent, Sussex, London, Essex and Surrey and is no stranger to awards: Shepherd Neame won the Best Managed Pub Company at The Publican Awards 2013 and the Visitor Centre was Highly Commended in Small Visitor Attraction of the Year at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in May 2014 while, at the Beautiful South Awards 2015-16, Visitor Centre Catering Manager, Samantha Jeal was named as the South East’s Unsung Hero, recognising her outstanding customer service.

www.shepherdneame.co.uk


Sponsors & Partners

Hoseasons

Celebrating over 70 years of business – Hoseasons is one of the UK’s leading self-catering accommodation specialists, with over 21,000 places to stay in coastal and countryside settings throughout Britain and Europe. From lodges and parks, to boats, cottages and apartments, the brand offers the widest available range of self-catering holidays in the UK and takes away over 1 million holidaymakers and more than 46,000 pets every year.

For more information about Hoseasons visit www.hoseasons.co.uk  @Hoseasons  Facebook.com/Hoseasons

www.hoseasons.co.uk


Shopper Anonymous

We help businesses increase their customer retention, and sales / conversion rates by helping them improve their customer service and subtle sales skills. Our main tools are mystery shopping and targeted training, but with a real focus on the sales elements within so clients maximize the potential of all enquiries. 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.


We carry out many types of reports, web, walk in and phone based, and we always work with our clients to interpret the feedback and develop action plans for improvement.


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.

Click here to see our latest newsletter and sign up.

www.shopperanonymous.co.uk


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.

www.tourismforall.org.uk


Studio Republic

At Studio Republic our goal to achieve a quality of design and appropriate strategy that matches your ambitions and will engage both you and your audience. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, we've handled many projects from websites to brochures to exhibitions. We live by our reputation, every job is unique, every client is different and every site is bespoke but our approach is always: on brief, on time and on budget.

www.studiorepublic.com


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.

www.greatcountrypubs.com


Quality in Tourism

Quality in Tourism (QiT) is the official assessment service of VisitEngland. With a field force of more than 40 experienced assessors carrying out over 500 annual assessments each. The organisation carries out assessments of the national quality assessment schemes awarding star ratings and giving business advice.

Over 22,000 accommodation businesses are assessed annually across eleven different schemes, making Quality in Tourism the largest provider of quality assessment in England.

www.qualityintourism.com


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.

www.takeonemedia.co.uk


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.

www.visitbrighton.com


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.

www.welcometoexcellence.com


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.

 

www.sourceforbusiness.co.uk


Spitfire Gold

Launched in 2015 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Spitfire Gold is a well-balanced, light golden ale, and fitting way to honour “The Few” and a Great British icon.  Brewed by Britain’s oldest brewer, Spitfire Gold is a permanent addition to the Shepherd Neame portfolio and a sweeter extension to the Spitfire brand.  Its sweet malt base is built upon with tropical aromas imparted by some of the most popular hops of the moment, including Challenger, Centennial and Saaz.

www.shepherdneame.co.uk/brands/ales/spitfire/spitfire-gold


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 24 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!

www.clockworkhospitality.co.uk


Precision Creative and Media

Precision Creative and Media is a full service digital, print and broadcast creative and media agency based in Hampshire. We provide B2B and B2C services with extensive experience in the travel and leisure industry.

At PCM we know that within a target market each customer has their own wants, desires, influences and interests. And we know how to find them, understand them, connect and engage them.

We profile and segment target audiences before we put pen to paper. Through the insights that we generate we are able to craft the most compelling creative messages and deliver that work through carefully planned, targeted, innovative media campaigns.

We get the right message, to the right people, at the right time.

www.precisioncreativeandmedia.co.uk


Tourist Network

Tourist Network are specialists in tourism video production, having produced over 1,000 videos for the industry. Our clients big and small include theme parks, heritage attractions, museums, hospitality providers, zoos, events, and many more. We’re also market leaders in Digital Signage installations in tourism 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 for promoting your business directly to a targeted tourist audience through our far reaching digital networks, then please contact the team at Tourist Network today.

www.touristnetwork.co.uk


Triodos Bank

Triodos Bank takes a fresh approach to banking. They only lend money to organisations that can demonstrate a clear benefit to people and the planet. So, when people and businesses join Triodos Bank, they know their money is being used to help drive positive change.

Triodos Bank sees great potential for the UK’s sustainable tourism industry. Working closely with the Green Tourism Business Scheme, they look to provide finance to help grow businesses with sustainability at their core.

www.triodos.co.uk